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


June 2021

Study load:

The study load of this course is 1.0 ECTS credits.


Details will be announced later.


PhD candidates affiliated with VLAG/WUR * 225 €
All other PhD candidates 450 €
Postdoc / staff from VLAG 450 €
Postdoc / staff not affiliated with VLAG 625 €
Professionals / Non academics 1200 €

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


For registration click here

Cancellation policy:

You may cancel free of charge up to four weeks before the start of the course. After this date you will be charged the University fee, unless you can find someone to replace you in the course and supply the course coordinator with the name and contact information of your replacement.


For more information please contact Suzanne van der Wielen