Applied statistics

Target group/prerequisites

Prerequisite for the course Applied Statistics is the course Introduction to R, and Statistics 2 or an equivalent level of knowledge.

Course design

Each day consists of lectures and practicals using R. The examples used in the lectures and practicals are based on data provided by researchers of VLAG.

Program topics

Day 1: Hypothesis testing, analysis of variance - ANOVA, t-test, F-test, sample size, multiple comparisons test, experimental design
Day 2: Correlation, simple linear regression, multiple linear regression
Day 3: Regression with qualitative and quantitative variables, selection of variables, replication, pseudo replication


Edition 1: 18, 19 and 21 March 2024, on Campus
Edition 2: 19, 21 and 23 August 2024 (on Campus)

Study load:

The study load of this course is 1.0 ECTS credits.


Wageningen Campus


PhD candidates affiliated with VLAG/WUR * 200 €
All other PhD candidates 400 €
Postdoc / staff from VLAG 400 €
Postdoc / non-profit staff not affiliated with VLAG 600 €
Industry / Non academics 1200 €

Costs includes material, tea/coffee and lunches.
* VLAG/EPS/PE&RC/WASS/WIAS/WIMEK PhD candidates with an approved TSP.


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Cancellations policy:

  • No charge until one month before the start of the course
  • 25% of the course fee paid or due till 7 days before the start of the course
  • No refund after 7 days before the start of the course


For more information please contact Suzanne van der Wielen