The course comprises theoretical lectures and exercise sessions: 1. Brief recall on one- and two-dimensional descriptive statistics 2. Inferential statistics: populations and samples, probabilities, variables, theoretical distributions, confidence intervals (means, variance, proportion), hypothesis testing based on sample means (Student t-test, analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, multiple comparisons), proportions (chi square, phi, contingency), correlations/regressions (significance, comparison, linearity), adjustment tests (chi square, KS), non-parametric tests (comparison of independant and dependant groups). 3. Application to capacity tests: classification of tests, quality of tests, validity and reproducibility.
At the end of the course the successful student will be able to use the techniques of inferential statistics within the framework of his/her research. The course focuses on the most frequently used statistical methods. The underlying mathematical developments are limited to a strict minimum and replaced by intuitive reasoning and concrete examples, especially via practical exercise sessions.
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Pre-requisite Evaluation Written or oral examination, continuous evaluation Support Syllabus or reference books Supervision Titular professors Others Exercise sessions + solutions to problems in groups of maximum 30 students