Detailed information about the course

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Title

Biostatistics for non-statisticians

Dates

2-3 November 2017

Lang EN Workshop language is English
Organizer(s)

Debora Zoia, Coordinatrice CUSO MPS, Université de Lausanne;
Yves Poirier, Prof., Université de Lausanne;
Corinne Dentan, Coordinatrice CUSO StarOmics, Université de Lausanne

Speakers

Dr. Romain-Daniel Gosselin, BIOTELLIGENCES LLC, Lausanne

Description

The objective of this workshop is to highlight the systematic and universal nature of the vast majority of statistical flaws and their solutions. The course aims to explain the importance of biostatistics for science reproducibility/reliability and teach good practices. The lectures are tailored to biologists and concentrating on logic thinking behind biostatistics. Particular emphasis is placed on experimental design, analysis and presentation.

- Biostatistics:
A short (and digestible) introduction to biostatistics;
Statistical inference: testing an hypothesis;
Statistical design: power, independence of variables, randomization

-Analysis:
Selection of statistical tests;
Parametric vs. non-parametric tests;
Regression and correlation;
Multiple comparisons: ANOVA and beyond;
Introduction to linear models;
Repeated measures;
The problem of p-values.

- Data presentation:
Graphical display;
Error-bars, scatter plots and box plots: the dos and don'ts;
Which information to disclose?

- Hand on workshop & 'consulting' session:
Critical analysis of biostatistics of published articles.
The last afternoon is dedicated to common discussion on biostatistical questions and problematics related to students' research projects. Questions will be sended to the teacher some weeks before the course through a form.

Location

UNIL

Information

Location:
University of Lausanne, Quartier UNIL-Sorge, Room 338 Amphipôle

 

Schedule:
9h00-12h00 & 13h00-18h00

 

 

For any question about the course content please contact the teacher Romain-Daniel Gosselin at rdg[@]biotelligences.com

Expenses

Fees & Reimbursements
Reimbursements: Train ticket, 2°class, half-fare from your institution to the place of the activity; meal expenses (1meal/day) up to 25CHF/meal.

CUSO StarOmics Students:
Reimbursement form attached with original tickets has to be sent to the StarOmics coordinator Corinne Dentan at University of Lausanne, CIG, Génopode, 1015 Lausanne.

For any question concerning reimbursement please contact Corinne Dentan at starOmics[@]cuso.ch

Registration

Deadline for registration: 25 October 2017

This is a shared course MPS & StarOmics Program and places availables will be assigned proportionally (6 students of each program).

Places

12

Deadline for registration
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