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Basic Statistics 

10, 11, 12, 17 and 18 May 2021

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 (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 Campus / Online (depending on the Covid-19 situation)


Fees 1
PE&RC / WIMEK / WASS / EPS / VLAG / WIAS PhD candidates with an approved TSP € 180,- € 230,-
a) All other PhD candidates
b) Postdocs and staff of the above-mentioned Graduate Schools
€ 400,- € 450,-
All others € 580,- € 630,-

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 15 MARCH 2021

  • If you need an invoice to complete your payment, please send an email to, 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 € 180,- will be charged.
  • In case of cancellation within two weeks prior to the start of the course, a fee of € 400,- will be charged.
  • If you do not show at all, a fee of € 580,- 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

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


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