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Statistics for biologists II

The course covers biological statistics and experimental design.

The abilities to plan a study, analyse data and present results are necessary for anyone who undertakes a degree project, doctoral studies or works with investigations. This course of statistics will give you these abilities. We first build up a solid foundation from your previous knowledge, and then progress to more advanced methods. The course focuses on how to select the appropriate method of analysis and how to analyse data with the aid of statistics programs.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    Instruction consists of lectures, computer exercises and group exercises. Participation in computer exercises, group exercises and group education associated with this is compulsory.

    Learning outcomes

    A list of the learning outcomes can be found in the syllabus. Please find the link to the syllabus on the right side of this page.


    Measurement of knowledge takes place through written examination.


    Tanja Slotte


    Tel: +46 8 16 3752

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    Whitlock, M.C. and Schluter, D. The analysis of biological data. 3d ed. WH Freeman 2020.

    (The 2nd ed. of the same book from Roberts & Company Publishers 2014 works fine too).

  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Student office
    Study counsellor for advanced level