Transferable Skills Course: Statistical Literacy

  • Start: Nov 27, 2023 09:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • End: Dec 13, 2023 04:30 PM
  • Speaker: Rick Scavetta
  • Location: online
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Transferable Skills Course: Statistical Literacy
Enables Life Scientists to Understand the Purpose and Uses of Classical Statistics as an Integral Part of the Scientific Method. This is the first workshop of a three-workshop-cycle on statistics (Statistical Literacy - Data Analysis with R - Data Visualization with R).

To book this course, please email .


This course will take place online.

  • Start eLearning: 20 November 2023
  • 1st Group Session: 27 November 2023, 09.30 – 11.30
  • 2nd Group Session: 4 December 2023, 09.30 – 11.30
  • 3rd Group Session: 11 December 2023, 09.30 – 11.30
  • Study Session: 13 December 2023, 14.30 – 16.30

One week before the first group session you will receive access to the course material, which you will need to work through before the group session. This should take up to 2 hours of your time per day.


Topics covered:

  • Good experimental design and sources of bias.
  • Systematic versus random error.
  • The distinction between samples and populations.
  • The most appropriate ways to describe samples.
  • Estimation and the principle of hypothesis testing.
  • The Standard Error of the Mean and confidence intervals.
  • Understanding and reporting uncertainty.
  • Power, Type I and type II errors.
  • Standard parametric tests and their interpretations, including p-values, test statistics and associated distributions.

Courses are now structured by modules and run for three to four weeks, giving participants a clearer structure and more time to engage with the material and the instructor. Additionally, courses include a new Study Session module where students can explore real-world case studies.

Before signing up for this workshop, please make sure that you can attend all the dates and write them in your calendar. If you do not show up or cancel at very short notice, other interested students will not be able to participate.

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