Introductory statistics and programming with R for biological sciences II

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General information

The aim of the course is to pic certain statistical techniques that researchers from different disciplines are expected to interact more often with (i.e. General linear model). We will put a strong focus on the foundations and the less known potentials of these techniques (i.e. in the general linear model: use of mixed effects and generalized models). In addition, we will introduce other less usual techniques considered of growing interest in biological sciences (i.e. Non – parametric regression, Meta-Analysis, Structural Equation Modeling, Generalized additive models, Dynamic modeling). 

The course will be tough in English. Students are required to install R in their laptops prior to the course. The necessary instructions to perform this task will be sent by e-mail one week prior to the start of the course.

Contact Person: Aldo Barreiro Felpeto (


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Venue: CIIMAR- Interdisciplinary Centre for Marine and Environmental Research
Porto, Portugal

Rua dos Bragas, n.289 
4050-123 Porto



CIIMAR/UP members: 80€

Others: 120€


The intended audience for this course are students or researchers at any stage of their career. They are expected to have had limited contact with programming and statistics, and being interested in getting a broader view of statistical tools. This course is also potentially interesting for those with a stronger background in statistics who want to learn R.

Application Procedure:

Registration is possible until the places are filled. Please click Here. The registration in the R course will be effected by order of enrollment and will be validated after the payment of the registration and submission of the payment proof to the following email:

Deadline for registration: 29 of October, 2014


Academic level: Master, PhD, Lifelong Learning
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