Basic Statistics

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Basic Statistics 

Monday 13, Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15, Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22 May 2024

Wageningen Campus

This is a refresher course for PhD candidates. 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.

  • 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 (Spring, Winter)
Number of credits 1.5 ECTS
Lecturers Dr. Evert Jan Bakker (Biometris, Wageningen University)
Prior knowledge No prior knowledge is assumed
Location Wageningen Campus, Forum building room B0106
Accommodation Accommodation is not included in the fee of the course, but there are several possibilities in Wageningen. For non-WUR PE&RC members 50% of the accommodation costs can be reimbursed with a maximum of €30,- per night, please contact the PE&RC Office ( for more information.
For information on B&B's and hotels in Wageningen please visit Another option is Short Stay Wageningen. Furthermore Airbnb offers several rooms in the area. Finally, there are a number of groups on Facebook where students announce subrent possibilities and things like that. Examples include: Wageningen Room Subrent, Wageningen Room Sublets, Room Rent Wageningen, and Wageningen Student Plaza. Note that besides the restaurants in Wageningen, there are also options to have dinner on Wageningen Campus.


Fees 1
PE&RC/WIMEK/EPS/WASS/VLAG/WIAS PhD candidates with approved TSP and EngD candidates € 245,- € 295,-
PE&RC postdocs and staff € 490,- € 530,-
All other academic participants € 530,- € 580,-
Non-academic participants € 980,- € 1030,-

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 13 March 2024

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  • 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, 50% of the participation fee will be charged.
  • In case of cancellation within two weeks prior to the start of the course or no show, 100% of the participation fee will 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

Dr. Claudius van de Vijver (PE&RC)
Phone: +31 (0) 317 485116


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