## Course

Credits 6.00

 Teaching method Contact hours Lecture 24 Tutorial 18 Practical 24 Independent study 0
 Course coordinator(s) dr. EJ Bakker dr. CGF de Kovel Lecturer(s) dr. SK Schnabel dr. LMW Akkermans dr. WT Kruijer G Korontzis dr. EJH Korendijk drs. LCP Keizer dr. ir. E Heuvelink SE Wilson dr. EJ Bakker dr. G Gort dr. B Engel prof. dr. FA van Eeuwijk ir. SLGE Burgers dr DJ Brus S Gugushvile dr. JA Hageman dr ir NA Hartemink dr. CGF de Kovel V Avagyan Examiner(s) dr. EJ Bakker dr. G Gort

English

### Assumed knowledge on:

MAT-15303 Statistics 1 + MAT-15403 Statistics 2 or MAT-14303 Basic Statistics or MAT-15403 Statistics 2.
The student should be familiar with 1) The principles of probability calculus and the subjects: estimation, construction of confidence intervals and hypothesis testing from statistical inference 2) Application of these principles to inference about central values (mean or success probability) for the 1-sample and 2-sample situations, in case of Normal observations and binary (0,1) observations 3) Methods of analysis for simple (one explanatory variable) linear regression.
(To refresh this knowledge, (parts of) chapters 1 to 6 and 11 of the book can be studied.)

### Contents:

Note: This course can not be combined in an individual programme with MAT-24306 Advanced Statistics for Nutritionists and/or MAT-25303 Advanced Statistics (DL).

Per week we will have 2 lectures of two hours each (for groups up to 120 students) 2 computer practicals of two hours each (for groups of 20 students with 2 teachers / 1 teacher with one student assistant) and one T16 tutorial (of 3 hours) where students will do exercises with pen and paper (max 32 students supervised by 1 teacher and 1 student assistant).

### Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to (within the limits of the subjects treated) be able to:
- translate a research question into a statistical hypothesis: make a plan (type of design or sampling procedure) for the data collection.
- choose an appropriate model with an understanding of the ingredients of the model in relation to the data;
- analyse the data (with SPSS and R);
- interpret the results and form conclusions relevant for the actual problem.

### Activities:

- study the book and make exercises;
- computer practicals (compulsory): (learn how to) use SPSS, R and PQRS, and work on case studies;
- pen and paper practicals: work on exercises and case studies where computer output is given.

### Examination:

- written test with open questions and multiple choice questions, which needs to be passed (contribution to final mark: 100%).
- computer practical (attendance compulsory) has to result in a pass.

### Literature:

R. Lyman Ott; Longnecker, M.T. (2016). An Introduction to Statistical Methods and Data Analysis. 7th ed. 1174p.
Lecture notes available in English. (available at the WUR-shop).

Programme Phase Specialization Period Compulsory for: BAS Animal Sciences BSc 1MO, 1AF, 2MO, 2AF, 5MO, 6MO BPW Plant Sciences BSc 1MO, 1AF, 2MO, 2AF, 5MO, 6MO BEB Economics and Governance BSc 6MO MAM Aquaculture and Marine Resource Management MSc 2MO, 5MO, 6MO BIN International Development Studies BSc B: Economics of Development 5MO MBI Biology MSc 1AF, 1MO, 2AF, 2MO, 5MO, 6MO MOA Organic Agriculture MSc 1MO, 1AF, 5MO, 6MO MOA Organic Agriculture MSc C: Double Degree Agroecology 1MO, 2MO, 5MO MAS Animal Sciences MSc 1MO, 1AF, 2MO, 2AF, 5MO, 6MO MFT Food Technology MSc G: Sensory Science 1MO MES Environmental Sciences MSc 2AF, 5MO MPS Plant Sciences MSc C: Natural Resource Management 1MO, 2MO, 5MO, 6MO MPS Plant Sciences MSc D: Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources 1MO, 2MO, 5MO, 6MO MPB Plant Biotechnology MSc 1MO, 1AF, 2MO, 2AF, 5MO, 6MO MNH Nutrition and Health MSc A: Nutritional and Public Health Epidemiology 1MO, 1AF MNH Nutrition and Health MSc D: Sensory Science 1MO, 1AF MNH Nutrition and Health MSc B: Nutritional Physiology and Health Status 1MO, 1AF MNH Nutrition and Health MSc F: Food Digestion and Health 1MO, 1AF MNH Nutrition and Health MSc C: Molecular Nutrition and Toxicology 1MO, 1AF MBF Bioinformatics MSc 1AF, 2AF, 6MO MID International Development Studies MSc B: Economics of Development 1AF MFQ Food Quality Management MSc 1AF, 6MO MBS Biobased Sciences MSc C: Biobased and Circular Economy 2AF, 2MO, 5MO, 6MO