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Introduction to statistics and R for everyone (IRFE01)

18th March 2019 - 22nd March 2019

£250.00 - £400

Course Overview:

This course will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn how (a) to understand and read modern statistics reported in scientific studies, (b) use basic modern statistics for analysing their own data, using the open access R statistical software. The course will focus more on data deriving from life sciences namely medicine, biology, and ecology. The course will initially revise basic statistical knowledge of what is a sample and a distribution, and what is hypothesis testing. Sequentially, attendees will be introduced to the R statistical software. Then the course will proceed with the use of generalised linear models and their equivalency with t-tests, ANOVA, MANOVA and ANCOVA for analysing normally as well as non-normally distributed data and ultimately quantify results, errors, and uncertainty. Attendees will also learn how to produce quality graphs and figures.

Intended Audience

This workshop is ideal for scientists any scientists seeking an introduction to statistical inference and data analysis coming from diverse scientific disciplines such as medicine, biology, and ecology. No prior knowledge of R is required. However, some prior knowledge of basic statistics is required (e.g. types of distribution, what is a dependent and independent variable (explanatory variables, e.g. body weight).

Venue – Asteri village, Crete, Greece – Google map

Accommodation – Asteri Villas, Crete, Greece – Google map

Availability – 25 places

Duration – 5 days

Contact hours – Approx. 35 hours

ECT’s – Equal to 3 ECT’s

Language – English


• COURSE ONLY – Includes lunch and refreshments.
• ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE (to be purchased in addition to the course only option) – Includes breakfast, lunch, welcome dinner Monday evening, farewell dinner Thursday evening, refreshments and accommodation. Self-catering facilities are available in the accommodation. Accommodation is approximately a 8 minute walk from the classroom. Accommodation is multiple occupancy (max 2 people) single sex en-suite rooms. There are single rooms available for a slight extra cost. Arrival Sunday 17th March (after 5pm) and departure Friday 22nd March (accommodation must be vacated by 9am).

To book ‘COURSE ONLY’ with the option to add the additional ‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE’ please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Other payment options are available please email kostaskougiou@prstatistics.com

Cancellation policy: Cancellations are accepted up to 28 days before the course start date subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations later than this may be considered, contact oliverhooker@prstatistics.com Failure to attend will result in the full cost of the course being charged. In the unfortunate event that PRstatistics must cancel this course due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund for the course will be credited. However PRstatistics cannot be held responsible for any travel fees, accommodation or other expenses incurred to you as a result of the cancellation.

Dr Aristides (Aris) Moustakas

Teaching Format
Course Programme


18th March 2019
22nd March 2019
£250.00 - £400


Asteri Village
Chamalevri 741 00,
Crete, Greece
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25 available
IRFA01 'COURSE ONLY'£400.00‘COURSE ONLY’ (INC VAT@20%) Places 1-25
24 available