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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

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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