Introductory Statistics for Biological Sciences

Introductory Statistics for Biological Sciences

7-10 March 2022


Course program 16 hours; 


Session 1. 10:00 – 14:00 h (break from 11:45 to 12:15h) 1.1 Descriptive statistics

1.2 Probability distributions 1.3 Data exploration
1.4 Exercises


Session 2. 10:00 – 14:00 h (break from 11:45 to 12:15h)
2.1 Contrast of hypothesis: parametric and non-parametric methods 2.2 Goodness of fit contrasts
2.3 Homogeneity contrasts
2.4 Exercises


Session 3. 10:00 – 14:00 h (break from 11:45 to 12:15h) 3.1 Linear regression

3.2 Non-linear regression
3.3 Non-parametric regression 3.4 Exercises


Session 4. 10:00 – 14:00 h (break from 11:45 to 12:15h)
4.1 Analysis of variance: foundations
4.2 Analysis of variance: worked example
4.3 Analysis of variance: repeated-measures and nested designs 4.4 Exercises


Docent: Aldo Barreiro Felpeto. CIIMAR.


Price: 100 € (CIIMAR/UP members) else 150 €.
Registration: after announcement, up to fill 25 available positions.
Registration, together with the payment information, is available in the CIIMAR website, through the link.
Proof of payment required to book the place (send proof to
Right after affective registration, a confirmatory e-mail will be sent.
Minimum audience required: 5 registrations 2 weeks before the course.


Important additional information:

- The course will be 100% through the zoom platform
- The course will be taught in English.
- The software for teaching will be R, but it is not necessary any background with R. The aim of the course is not learning R language. The material (examples, exercises) is designed in a way that the software employed is not an obstacle.
- All the information and materials necessary for the development of the course will be made available for all the participants in the course through a link to the Open Science Framework website platform.