Statistics for Masters Students, Summer Semester 2019

Prof. Dr. Dirk Metzler

Every Monday from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm and every Thursday from 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm in lecture hall B01.019.
Extra exercise session on 24. July (Wednesday) from 9:00 to 10:00 in lecture hall B01.019.


The make-up exam will be on 16. September at 8:00 a.m. in lecture hall N00.001 the biomedical center BMC. To take the make-up exam you need to register by e-mail to Dirk Metzler by 10. September. You will have 90 minutes to answer the questions. Participants can bring non-programmable pocket calculators an their personal assortment of formulas on an A4 sheet. This A4 can have any contents on both sides BUT ONLY IN YOUR OWN HANDWRITING! (no copy, not print-out, not another person's handwriting)


Material will be added during the course. Here is the course material from 2018. Please note that the handouts will not form a complete script. They only summarize the contents of the slides shown during the lecture. You will need to complement the handouts with your own notes during the lecture and read text books.
Descriptive Statistics, bluearea.csv
Standard Error
Basics from Stochastics
t-Tests and Wilcoxon's signed rank test, more biological t-test examples, more examples with rank-sum tests
Comparing more than two groups: multiple testing issues, ANOVA and Kruskall-Wallis
Chi-square test
Linear Regression


sheet1.pdf, swarth1.txt
sheet3.pdf, sem_cll.R
sheet5.pdf, yield.csv
sheet6.pdf, gene_p_values.csv
sheet7.pdf, songtime.csv, catfish.txt, chilis.csv, RNASeq_K_Na.csv

Quantile Tables

The R statistics software

Examples of R commands: R_intro.R, FinchesSulloway.txt, swarth1.txt
There are several graphical user interfaces for, as for example RStudio.


Last Change: Dirk Metzler, 26. July 2019