Introduction to Statistics

A workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center.

This workshop conveys basic knowledge of statistics regardless of any field of research or software. You will be introduced to statistics, learn the basic terms and methods to obtain and analyze data for your research. 


November 23, 24 and 25, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Please register your interest in this workshop with your BIGS coordinator by September 8, 2021


Dr. Guido Lüchters





Target Group

Doctoral students from all subject areas




24 units are applicable within the "Doctorate plus" certificate

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Course Content

  • Causality and Statistics
  • Observational versus Experimental Studies
  • Types of Studies: Surveys, Studies, Cohort Studies, Case-Control Studies
  • Basic Concepts in Statistics: P-Value; Significance
  • Size matters; Confidence Interval
  • How to encode collected data (Excel, SPSS, Stata, R, etc.)
  • Analyzing your data descriptively and inferentially
  • Dealing with multidimensional problems
  • Dealing with panel data
  • Using graphs when models are really complex (Structural Equation Modeling SEM)

Learning Goals

  • Statistical problems, concepts, models, procedures
  • Causality, p-value, confidence interval
  • Generalized linear model, types of studies
  • How to collect and analyze quantitative data
  • Types of data, tips and tricks, why not just Excel?
  • Compare statistical packages, demostrate examples

In order to be able to perfom the practical exercises, participants need to have installed the statistics programs SPSS and STATA on their PC when attending the workshop. A test version can be found online free of charge.


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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