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Vetenskaplig metodik 2, 7,5hp

Scientific Methodology 2, 7.5 ECTS 

Explore Statistics with R




In this course you will learn a number of important statistical methods as well as develop skills in preparation for your degree project (examensarbete), such as scientific writing, scientific theory, study design, ethics, and literature studies.

The statistics part of the course comprises ~50% of the time and focuses on teaching you to learn and practice a strategy for choosing the appropriate statistical method for a given set of  data and a given scientific question. Teaching on this part will follow this structure:

  • 1-2 Lectures + recommended reading material
  • Ping-Pong self-test - Can be done at home or during the scheduled Workshops with teacher assistance.

Recommended reading is 

  • Medical Statistics: A Textbook for the Health Sciences; Machin D., Campbell M., Walters S.; Wiley; 4th Edition; 2007.

The KI Library provides this book as a free E-book and there are also 9 physical copies at the library (8 in Solna but can be reserved for pickup in Flemingsberg). See the schedule for which pages are recommended reading in preparation or repetition of each lecture. 

Video: How to choose statistical method


We expect you to read pim messages,  the anslagstavla and schedule on a regular basis. 

The course is given in English

Johan Boström kursansvarig

Mikael Altun examinator




Termin 5

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Kurskod: 1BA174



Johan Boström
Mikael Altun

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