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Statistical Analysis using R


Description

Statistics are an important part of most modern studies and being able to effectively use a statistical package will help you to understand your results.

This course provides an introduction to some statistical techniques through the use of the R language. Topics covered include: Chi2 and Fisher tests, descriptive statistics, t-test, analysis of variance and regression.

Students will run analyses using statistical and graphical skills taught during the session.

The course manual can be found here.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book by linking here.

Target audience
  • Graduate students, Postdocs and Staff members from the University of Cambridge, Affiliated Institutions and other external Institutions or individuals
  • Please be aware that these courses are only free for University of Cambridge students. All other participants will be charged a registration fee in some form. Registration fees and further details regarding the charging policy are available here.
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here
Prerequisites

Familiarity with the R language is essential. We recommend attending the An Introduction to Solving Biological Problems with R course prior to attending this course.

Topics covered

Bioinformatics, Data handling, Statistical calculation

Objectives

After this course you should be able to:

  • Discuss basic principles of experimental design and power analysis
  • Understand concepts as descriptive parameters such as mean, variance, standard deviation and hypothesis testing
  • Use R to apply classical statistical techniques on quantitative and qualitative data
Aims

During this course you will learn about:

  • Classical statistical techniques using a free, increasingly popular package like R
Format

Presentations, demonstrations and practicals

Registration fees
  • Free for University of Cambridge students
  • £ 50/day for all University of Cambridge staff, including postdocs, and participants from Affiliated Institutions. Please note that these charges are recovered by us at the Institutional level
  • It remains the participant's responsibility to acquire prior approval from the relevant group leader, line manager or budget holder to attend the course. It is requested that people booking only do so with the agreement of the relevant party as costs will be charged back to your Lab Head or Group Supervisor.
  • £ 50/day for all other academic participants from external Institutions and charitable organizations. These charges must be paid at registration
  • £ 100/day for all Industry participants. These charges must be paid at registration
  • Further details regarding the charging policy are available here
Duration

1 day

Frequency

A number of times per year

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Theme
Core skills

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