Transferable Skills Course: Statistical Literacy

  • Beginning: Mar 1, 2017
  • End: Mar 3, 2017
  • Speaker: Science Craft
  • Location: MPI-MG
  • Room: Seminar room 4
  • Host: Kirsten Kelleher
  • Contact: kelleher@molgen.mpg.de
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

To register please use the online form HERE


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.


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