PSLS21

Practical Statistics for the Life Sciences

Timetable (provisional)
PSLS21 Practical Statistics for the Life Sciences
Mon, Nov 8th
Day #1
09:30 - 11:00 Introductions and expectations.
The role of statistics in empirical research.
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 Basic concepts: population, sample, probability, random variables, distributions.
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 16:00 Data exploration + descriptive statistics.
16:00 - 16:30 Tea Break
16:30 - 18:00 Important concepts in experimental design: control, blinding, randomisation, replication, confounding.
Summary and questions.
Tue, Nov 9st
Day#2
09:30 - 11:00 Summary of Day 1. Wrap-up (what have we done so far?)
Distribution of sample mean, bias, precision, confidence intervals and central limit theorem.
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 Introduction to hypothesis testing.
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 16:00 Additional case studies.
16:00 - 16:30 Tea Break
16:30 - 18:00 Nonparametric Statistics + Additional case studies.
Wed, Nov 10th
Day#3
09:30 - 11:00 Summary of Day 2. Wrap-up (what have we done so far?)
One predictor, parameter estimation, statistical inference (confidence intervals, prediction intervals, hypothesis tests), dummy variables.
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 Additional case studies.
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 16:00 Analysis of Variance, F-test, anova table, R2, posthoc tests.
16:00 - 16:30 Tea Break
16:30 - 18:00 Nonparametric Statistics + Additional case studies.
Summary and questions.
Thu, Nov 11th
Day#4
09:30 - 11:00 Summary of Day 3. Wrap-up (what have we done so far?)
Multiple regression: additive model, model with interactions (two continuous covariates, continuous and factor variable, two factors).
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 Additional case studies.
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 16:00 Diagnostics + translate research hypothesis to linear combinations of model parameters (contrasts).
16:00 - 16:30 Tea Break
16:30 - 18:00 Multiple testing + Additional case studies.
Summary and questions.
Fri, Nov 12th
Day#5
09:30 - 11:00 Summary of Day 4. Wrap-up (what have we done so far?)
Simulation based power analysis and sample size calculation.
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 Simulation based power analysis and sample size calculation.
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 16:00 Randomized complete block designs.
16:00 - 16:30 Tea Break
16:30 - 18:00 Final wrap-up and Questions.
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Last updated:   October 16th 2021