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Title

Biostatistics for Non-Statisticians: Good Practices, Misuse and Pitfalls

Dates

17 - 19 March 2021

Responsable de l'activité

Thomas Flatt

Organizer(s)

Dr Marta Bellone, CUSO EE coordinator, University of Fribourg

Speakers

Dr Romain-Daniel Gosselin, CHUV, Lausanne

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

Online

Evaluation

Full attendance and active participation

Make sure to sign the attendance list each and every day!

Information

When?

17 - 19 March 2021
schedule will be communicated later

Where?

The course will be taught online

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

Expenses

As the course will be held online, no travel cost reimbursement can be claimed

Registration

Register via your MyCUSO account!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Deadline for registration:10 March 2021

Priority is given to PhD students of the DPEE until 21 February 2021. 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 10.03.2021
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