Basic statistics theory

Basic statistics theory



Start date:

10 May 2019

10 May 2019

General context

This training gives an introduction to the use of statistics for basic analyses of life sciences data. 
This training is a prerequisite introduction to a series of hands-on trainings on the statistical analysis of life sciences data: 'Basic statistics in R' and 'Basic statistics in Graphpad Prism'. If you want to follow one of these trainings, you have to follow this introduction. Ít will give you all the theoretical background that you need. 
Those that already have a strong statistical background may register directly for the 'Basic statistics in R, part II' training. 


After this basic statistics theory session, you should be able to:

  • Understand basic statistical concepts and methods for statistical analysis of life sciences data
  • Choose the correct statistical test for analyzing your data
  • Interpret and critically assess the results of basic statistical analyses
Required skills

No skills required.

Course materials


Janick Mathys

VIB Bioinformatics Core training coordinator

Contact Janick Mathys :



Which statistical test do you choose ?

How to report your data ?

How to report the results of the statistical tests ?


How to graph the data ?

How to determine sample sizes ?

Practical info

Location & Venue
Campus Gasthuisberg

Herestraat 49
3000 Leuven

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