Basic statistics in R, part II

Basic statistics in R, part II

Bio-Accelerator Meeting Center Ghent

Technologiepark 21
9052 Zwijnaarde

30 April 2019
10 May 2019

General context

This training builds further on the Basic statistics in R training, showing you how to do statistical analyses in R. Where the Basic statistics in R training is an introduction to the use of R and RStudio and stops at very basic analyses (t-tests and non-parametric equivalents), this training gives you a full overview of statistical analyses in R including regression, ANOVA... Emphasis will be placed on practical applications. To this end, theory will be complemented with hands-on exercises in R, a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. Topics include distributions, plots, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing...


After this training you will be able to use R for basic statistical analyses.

Required skills

This training is intended for people who already have a basic knowledge of R: data types, basic graphics... Participants who have never worked with R or RStudio should first follow the course Basic statistics in R. If you don't have sufficient statistical background you are strongly encouraged to attend the Basic statistics theory training.

Course materials




Exploring data with graphs
Exploring assumptions


Comparing two means: t-tests and nonparametric tests
Comparing several means: one-way ANOVA
Comparing several means: two-way ANOVA
Analysis of categorical data: chi-square test, fisher exact test, odds ratio
Overview analysis methods

Practical info

Bio-Accelerator Meeting Center Ghent

Technologiepark 21
9052 Zwijnaarde


Route description

There is free parking available in front of the building.

Public transport


At Gent St Pieters station you can take the following city buses:Buses 70, 71 and 72 ("Tramstraat"). You get off at the stop marked "Bollebergen" (on the Grote Steenweg Noord). The Technology Park is straight in front of you on the other side of the soft verge.

There is also a shuttle bus from Gent-Sint-Pieters, more information can be found here.



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Tel: +32 9 244 66 11