The purpose of the course is to introduce some frequently applied univariate and multivariate statistical methods in biological orientated research for students with only elementary mathematical background. The theoretical part is focussed on the application and the interpretation of the analysis while only a minimum of attention is given to the mathematics. The practical exercices aim to get familiar with the open source software “R”. This software, and its packages are available for free . The aim of the course is to get familiar with the R code, and to correctly apply the statistical techniques and discuss the results in a correct and extensive way. The techniques dealt with are parametric ANOVA, correlation analysis and non parametric alternatives, Multiple regression, and multivariate analysis like cluster techniques.
Basic statistical principles of distributions and probabilities.
The most widely used statistical techniques in biological orientated research