Knowledge and understading
The course aims at providing knowledge and comprehension skills of statistical tests and analyses. The knowledge not only of basic statistics but also of statistical analyses typical of biotechnology will give students the possibility to comprehend when and how to apply such tests and analyses as well as to interpret appropriately studies and papers including statistical applications.
Applying knowledge and understading
The skills provided within the course will enable students to organize concretely experimental data and to choose the appropriate statistical test. Such a capacity will make students able to use applied statistical packages. Students will be able to use their learned skills to write popular and scientific reports, supporting their biological, medical, or genetic hypotheses with appropriate statistical methodologies and providing a correct interpretation of the results.
The skills students will learn during the course will allow them to form an informed opinion on the potentialities and strengths of the various statistical tests, on the effects of possible wrong choices and evaluations as well as on the degree of reliability of statistical analyses reported on the scientific literature.
The students will have to show ability in supporting their experimental works and studies with appropriate statistical analyses. They will have to prove their skills of communicating others, in a clear and consistent way, the correct interpretation of the results of such analyses, comprehensible even to a non-specialist audience.
The students will have to show the capacity to go beyond the methodologies learned during the course, identifying the quantitative contexts in which more complex and more sophisticated statistical analyses are required. They will have to show an individual and autonomous way of comprehension and application of such new methods.