module 13: introduction to practical statistics

module 13: introduction to practical statistics

  • module 13: introduction to practical statistics
    16/09/2020 - 18/09/2020
    1:45 pm - 5:00 pm
    Wed 16/09: 1:45 pm - 5:00 pm | online
    Thu 17/09: 1:45 pm - 5:00 pm | online
    Fri 18/09: 1:45 pm - 5:00 pm | online

Course details

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This module offers a basic and practical introduction to statistical data analysis. The course is particularly aimed at researchers who have no background in statistics or who wish to refresh their basic skills and knowledge. Each lesson consists of a theoretical introduction followed by some practical hands-on exercises, which will be done with R and R-studio.

Course structure

The following topics will be covered:

  • data annotation and simple descriptives of the data
  • the most important theoretical distributions (normal, binomial, chi-square)
  • description of univariate and bivariate data (mean, variance, standard deviation, correlation, cross-tabulations)
  • graphical presentation of univariate and bivariate data (bar chart, histogram, boxplot, qq-plot, etc.)
  • point estimators and confidence intervals for population averages with normal data or large samples
  • phrasing the null and alternative hypothesis
  • t-test
  • chi-square test
  • analysis of variance (ANOVA)
  • linear regression


This is a starter’s course. No particular knowledge or skills are required to participate.


Dr. Ludovic De Cuypere obtained his PhD in Linguistics at Ghent University in 2007. He currently works as part time lecturer in English Linguistics at VUB and as a research consultant at the Linguistics Department of Ghent University. He has multiple years of experience in teaching introductory statistics to both a linguistic and a general audience.

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