Basic statistics theory


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


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.

Required skills

No skills required.


 9h30-12h30: Theoretical background
12h30-13h30: Lunch
13h30-16h30: Which statistical test should you choose ?
                     The do's and don'ts of reporting statistics ...



22 February 2019, from 9h30 to 16h30


Park Inn by Radisson Leuven
Martelarenlaan 36
3010 Leuven


Janick Mathys

Training material:

Registration start date:

6 December 2018 (12:00)

Registration end date:

8 February 2019