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PLS0064

# Basic Statistics

The course is built on lectures and computer exercises. The main moments are as follows:

• Terminology in probability and statistics.

• Descriptive statistics.

• Basic probability theory.

• Research design.

• Statistical inference of means and proportions.

• Basic ideas of regression and correlation.

• Basic ideas of nonparametric methods.

## Kursplan

### PLS0064 Basic Statistics, 4,0 Hp

#### Ämnen

Matematisk statistik

Forskarnivå

#### Förkunskapskrav

Apart from a general familiarity with mathematics and statistics taught at Swedish gymnasiums (high schools), the course has no prerequisites.

The course is primarily intended for graduate students, but post-doctoral researchers are also welcome to attend.

#### Mål

The objective of the course is to give an overview of the basic ideas and terminology in statistics and to learn how to use the computer to do a statistical analysis.

On completion of the course, the student will be able to:

• make graphical and numerical descriptions of data

• apply basic probability concepts and statistical principles

• design and formulate an experiment in statistical terms

• describe common statistical methods including conditions and assumptions

• using the computer to carry out a statistical analysis in scientific research

• interpret and evaluate results correctly and draw reasonable conclusions

• clearly and concisely communicate results and conclusions

#### Innehåll

The course is built on lectures and computer exercises. The main moments are as follows:

• Terminology in probability and statistics.

• Descriptive statistics.

• Basic probability theory.

• Research design.

• Statistical inference of means and proportions.

• Basic ideas of regression and correlation.

• Basic ideas of nonparametric methods.

#### Examinationsformer och fordringar för godkänd kurs

Requirements for examination:

Passed exercises/project and passed examination in written and/or oral form.

#### Ytterligare information

The course is given in Alnarp.

The course literature is Olsson, Statistics for Life Science I (Studentlitteratur)

The total time for the course is approximately 110 h.

#### Ansvarig institution/motsvarande

Institutionen för Biosystem och teknologi