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Introduction to Statistics

Three-day workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center on April 2 to 4, 2019, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., ZEF, Genscherallee 3, Room 3.032


Course Content 

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.

Workshop contents:

  • 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
  • Collecting of Data
  • Analyzing Data

Subsequently an overview of the most common statistic programs is given, e.g. SPSS or Starta. You will have the opportunity to discuss examples from your personal research. Depending on the level of knowledge of the participants and their questions at the middle of the course we could also give an overview on generalized linear model in cross sectional and longitudinal designs

Target Group

Doctoral Students from all subject areas

Course Language


Course Instructor

Guido Lüchters 

"Promotion plus"

21 units are applicable for this course within the "Promotion plus" certificate. 


Module 1: Independent Research





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