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.

In-person Workshop

Tuesday, July 26, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 28, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Dr. Guido Lüchters




Room C; Meckenheimer Allee 176*

Target Group

Doctoral students


Research, Business and Organizations


18 units are applicable within the Doctorate plus certificate

* The premises are not barrier-free. Please contact the Bonn Graduate Center if you need assistance. The workshop may be switched to an online format.

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Course Content

  • 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
  • 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)

Course Description

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

Learning Goals:

  • 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)


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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