Basic Statistics

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Basic Statistics

10, 11, 15, 16, 17 May 2017

Scope

This is a refresher course (so it goes into category 2A of the PE&RC TSP). The level is that of a second course in Statistics. We will refresh basic knowledge of Probability, Statistical Inference (Estimation and Testing), t-tests, simple cases of Regression and ANOVA, Experimental Design, Non-parametric Tests, and Chi-square Tests. Some time is reserved to discuss statistical problems of the participants.

Programme
  • Day 1: Getting acquainted with R, descriptive statistics, probability calculus, sampling distributions, confidence interval for population mean
  • Day 2: One-sample t-test, 2-independent-samples + paired t-test, one-way ANOVA, non-parametric tests
  • Day 3: Experimental design, power, sample size, two-way ANOVA, simple linear regression
  • Day 4: Simple linear regression, multiple linear regression
  • Day 5: ANOVA / general linear models, optionally: discussion your own data problems
 
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General information
 
Target Group The course is aimed at PhD candidates, postdocs, and other academics that that want to gain or refresh knowledge of basis statistics, primarily using R
Group Size Min. 15 / Max. 24 participants
Course duration 5 days
Language of instruction English
Frequency of recurrence Twice a year (Summer, Winter)
Number of credits 1.5 ECTS
Lecturers Dr. Evert Jan Bakker (Biometris, Wageningen University) and Dr. Gerrit Gort (Biometris, Wageningen University)
Prior knowledge No prior knowledge is assumed
Location Wageningen University Campus
Options for accommodation Accommodation is not included in the fee of the course, but there are several possibilities in Wageningen. For information on B&B's and hotels in Wageningen please visit proefwageningen.nl. Another option is Short Stay Wageningen. Furthermore Airbnb offers several rooms in the area. Note that besides the restaurants in Wageningen, there are also options to have dinner at Wageningen Campus.

 

Fees 1
 
  EARLY-BIRD FEE 2 REGULAR FEE 2
PE&RC 3 / SENSE / WASS / EPS PhD candidates with an approved TSP €    250,- €    275,-
All other PhD candidates, postdocs and other academic staff €    500,- €    525,-
Participants from the private sector € 1.000,- € 1.025,-

1 The course fee includes a reader, coffee/tea, and lunches. It does not include accommodation (NB: options for accommodation are given above)
2 The Early-Bird Fee applies to anyone who REGISTERS ON OR BEFORE 12 APRIL 2017
3 Those defending their thesis at Wageningen University and Research and those that are a member of IBED Amsterdam or VU Amsterdam

Note:

  • If you need an invoice to complete your payment, please send an email to office.pe@wur.nl, including ALL relevant details that should be mentioned on the invoice (e.g., purchase order no., specific addresses, attendees, etc.).
  • The Early-Bird policy is such that the moment of REGISTRATION (and not payment) is leading for determining the fee that applies to you.
  • Please make sure that your payment is arranged within two weeks after your registration.
  • It is the participant's responsibility to make sure that he/she (or his/her secretary) completes the payment correctly and in time.
 
PE&RC Cancellation Conditions
  • Up to 4 (four) weeks prior to the start of the course, cancellation is free of charge.
  • Up to 2 (two) weeks prior to the start of the course, a fee of € 250,- will be charged.
  • In case of cancellation within two weeks prior to the start of the course, a fee of € 500,- will be charged.
  • If you do not show at all, a fee of € 1.000,- will nevertheless be charged.

Note: If you would like to cancel your registration, ALWAYS inform us (and do note that you will be kept to the cancellation conditions)

More information

Dr. Evert Jan Bakker
Phone: +31 (0) 317 483887
Email: evert-jan.bakker@wur.nl

Lennart Suselbeek (PE&RC)
Phone: +31 (0) 317 485426
Email: lennart.suselbeek@wur.nl

Registration

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