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Basic Statistics with Applications to Natural Sciences

The course is for you who want to learn the basics needed to process data, present the results and draw statistically conclusions. Statistics has also become a necessary part of understanding the modern world, and what you learn in this course will help you understand a little more.

Things we cannot control often affect what we observe, and this random variation is the basis of this course. How can we say that it will be warmer if there is annual variation in temperature? How can we say that one method of preventing virus infestation is better than another method if the spread of the virus is due to chance?

The course presents some of the practical statistical methods required to read and understand modern scientific research with a focus on natural sciences. The course takes you from the most basic statistical methods that you can calculate on your own to some of the more complicated statistical models used in research. What you learn will be useful when you are doing your bachelor or master thesis, but also if you are aiming for a future in research or a profession where you handle a lot of data.

The course provides a theoretical basis and philosophy that allows you to use statistical methods in practical work where different models are tested and discussed. During the course, the program R is used, which is also useful beyond statistics, for example for visual presentation, bioinformatics and GIS.

Course evaluation

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ST0060-10311 - Course evaluation report

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Additional course evaluations for ST0060

Academic year 2023/2024

Basic Statistics with Applications to Natural Sciences (ST0060-10271)

2023-09-28 - 2023-10-30

Academic year 2021/2022

Basic Statistics with Applications to Natural Sciences (ST0060-10151)

2021-09-30 - 2021-11-01

Syllabus and other information

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Horticultural Management - Gardening and Horticultural Production, Bachelor's Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 13090 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level (G1N)
Subject: Statistics
Course code: ST0060 Application code: SLU-10311 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Biosystems and Technology Pace: 100%