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 relevant data for your research.


Tuesday, July 6, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m


Guido Lüchters





Target Group

Doctoral candidates from all subject areas.




10 units are applicable within the "Doctorate plus" certificate

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Course Content

  • Statistical problems, concepts, models, procedures: Causality, p-value, confidence interval, generalized linear model, type of studies
  • How to collect and analyze quantitative data: Type of data, tips and tricks, why not just Excel?, compare statistical packages, demonstrate examples

Course Description

This workshop conveys basic knowledge of statistics regardless of any field of research or software.

Day 1:

  • Causality and Statistics
  • Observational vs Experimental Studies
  • Types of Studies: Surveys, Studies, Cohort Studies, Case-Control Studies
  • Basic Concepts in Statistics: P-value; Significance
  • Size matters; Confidence Interval

Day 2:

  • How to encode collected data (Excel, SPSS, Stata, R,…)
  • Analyzing your data descriptively and inferentially
  • Dealing with multidimensional problems
  • Dealing with panel data
  • Using graphs when models are really complex (Strutural Equation Modeling SEM)


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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