Introductory Biostatistics for Researchers 2021

This course provides an introduction in statistical methodology and discusses a number of statistical techniques for practical data analysis, including T tests, Chi‐square tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA), (multiple) linear and logistic regression and survival analysis. Concrete examples and case studies are used to apply the theory to practical situations. The course ends with a group assignment in which a case study is analyzed using the newly acquired statistical techniques.


The course consists of 10 learning units (LU’s). In each LU a statistical theme is explained using short web lectures, alternated with computer exercises. Examples from medical and biological research will be used in the exercises. Datasets will be analyzed using the statistical software packages R and/or SPSS. (You need to ensure that these programs are available to you. R is freeware, for SPSS a campus license is available for most universities.) In the various LU’s discussion forums are provided in which you can discuss theory and practice exercises with staff and fellow participants. The Statistics Cafe will serve as a virtual meeting place for discussing more general statistical questions, and to talk with your peers about your own research. 


maandag 11 januari 2021
00:00 - 00:00 uur