Course Details

  • Date: May 16th, 2017 - May 16th, 2017
  • Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Location:
  • Presenter(s): S. Ravichandran (Advanced Biomedical Computing Center, Leidos Biomed, FNLCR)

Statistics for Biologists

A high-level overview of basic statistical tools and statistical reasoning skills used in the study of biological data will be presented in this installment. This is an introductory course, requiring very little prerequisite statistical expertise. Specific topics include: Exploratory data analysis, Statistical inference, and Sample size considerations in study design.

The first of these series will cover the following topics:

  • Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA)
    • Data/ Plot Types
    • Conditional Probability/ Contingency Tables
  • Central Limit Theorem
    • Population Samples
    • Sampling
  • Inference
    • Hypothesis Testing; Types of errors
    • P-values and beyond (p-hacking)
    • Confidence Intervals
  • Power and Sample Size Calculations