The course of Statistics for experimental and technological research is designed to introduce the student to the basics of statistical thinking and its application in practice. The topics are geared to concrete problems of analysis and research and deal in particular with situations and cases drawn from the medical literature.
The course aims to give students the statistical tools needed to describe and analyze the data, extract useful information and make informed decisions.
Particolar efforts will be put on the principles of experimental design, power analysis and sample size determination.
Special emphasis will be given to statistical reasoning, interpretation and decision-making process. We will insist more on the conceptual understanding that the mechanical calculation, especially in light of the wide range of software available for analysis. The theory will be made explicit by means of practical exercises and teaching cases, therefore, the ultimate goal of the course is that the student learn "how to do" as well as knowing.