• Place: SVTE, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France
  • Language: French
  • Semesters: 2014-2015; 2015-2016; 2016-2017
  • Open to: Licence 3 of Life and Earth Sciences (SVTE)


The goal of the course is to present basic statistic terms and statistical testing. At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • understand the basic statistical terms
  • define the null and the alternative hypothesis
  • understand the probability distributions, the meaning of statistical significance and the basics of the inferential statistics
  • use the basic parametrical tests (t-test for independent and dependent samples, and the analysis of variance)



  • 1. Basics. Normal distribution, confidence intervals  pdf
  • 2. Hypotheses and their testing. Introduction to hypotheses testing, one-dimensional statistical parametric tests (test of independent samples, t-test for independent samples)  pdf
  • 3. Some other tests. t-test for dependent samples, ANOVA, exercices.

Supplementary materials