Detailed information about the course

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Title

Biostatistics for non-statisticians: good practices, misuses and pitfalls

Dates

15-17 September 2020

Organizer(s)

Dr Marta Bellone, CUSO EE

Speakers

Dr Romain-Daniel Gosselin, CHUV

Description

The lectures are tailored to biologists and concentrating on logic thinking behind biostatistics. Particular emphasis is placed on experimental design, analysis and presentation. The sessions include lectures and a workshop where attendees can apply their newfound skills in critically analysing the statistics in published articles.

Program

Course content:

Biostatistics: why and when? A short (and digestible) introduction to biostatistics;
Statistical inference: testing an hypothesis;
Statistical design: power, independence of variables, randomization; handling missing data.
Analysis: Selection of statistical tests; Parametric vs. non-parametric tests; Regression and correlation; Multiple comparisons: ANOVA and beyond; Introduction to linear models; The problem of p-values; bits of odds-ratios and related concepts.
Data presentation: Graphical display; Error-bars, scatter plots and box plots: the dos and don'ts; Which information to disclose? Overview of existing guidelines.

Hand on workshop. Critical analysis of biostatistics of published articles

Location

University of Lausanne, UNIL-Sorge, CUBOTRON

Map

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Credits

1.5 ECTS

Evaluation

Full attendance and active participation

Information

When?

15-17 September 2020
9:30 to 17:30

Where?

University of Lausanne
Quartier Lausanne-Sorge
Buolding Cubotron, room 233 (Auditorium 3)

Questions?
Marta Bellone
@: ecologie-evolution@cuso.ch

 

Expenses
Reimbursement:

PhD students of the DPEE are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train (half-fare card, and 2nd class). Please send the original tickets along with the reimbursement form to:

 Marta Bellone 
 
Doctoral Program in Ecology and Evolution
 
 University of Fribourg
 
Chemin du Musée, 10
 
CH-1700 Fribourg

NO reimbursement of your meal expenses

Regarding reimbursement of accommodation, please contact the coordinator of the doctoral program (ecologie-evolution(at)cuso.ch) BEFORE the beginning of the course. NO reimbursement of accommodation without the coordinator of the doctoral program agreement prior of the course.

Registration

Register via your MyCUSO account!

Priority is given to PhD students of the DPEE until August 29, 2020. After this deadline, first comes, first serves

Registration Fees:

Free for participants enrolled in the CUSO Ecology & Evolution doctoral program.

In case of cancellations, before the deadline: free

Late cancellations or no-show: 100 CHF administrative fee

 

Other participants: please contact the program coordinator at ecologie-evolution(at)cuso.ch

Places

18

Deadline for registration 09.09.2020
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