6
Oct

30
Oct
Uppsala

Statistics I: Basic statistics, 4 hp

The Ph.D. course will be given in Uppsala 6 - 30 October 2020.

Prerequisites: None

Objective:

The objective of the course is to give an introduction to basic probability theory and statistical inference. On completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • apply basic probability concepts and statistical principles and formulate a problem in statistical terms
  • describe common statistical methods including conditions and assumptions
  • select an appropriate statistical method for a given problem
  • carry out a basic statistical analysis in the statistical software R or SAS
  • interpret and evaluate results correctly and draw reasonable conclusions
  • clearly and concisely communicate results and conclusions

Content

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

  • Descriptive statistics.
  • Basic probability theory.
  • Probability distributions. 
  • Statistical inference of means and proportions, one and two samples.
  • Nonparametric methods.
  • Analysis of frequency data.

Contact
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