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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

    Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to 1) demonstrate insight and practical skills solving problems associated with planning and conducting biological experiments and investigations, 2) select appropriate statistical methods for addressing particular biological questions, and 3) perform, interpret, and present results from various types of statistical analyses.

    Assessment

    Measurement of knowledge takes place through written examination.

    Examiner

    Tanja Slotte

    E-mail: tanja.slotte@su.se

    Tel: +46 8 16 3752

  • 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).

  • Contact

    Student office
    Study counsellor (advanced level)