Statistical methods are one of the main tools for students and researchers working with empirical data. Therefore, statistics is an appropriate minor subject to a university degree at almost any field. Studies in statistics provide skills both to critically evaluate empirical research results, and to do empirical research.
For BSc and MSc students we offer Basic Statistics in English course. After completing the course, you will understand the basic ideas of statistical analysis and inference and are able to use the most simple analysis methods. After the course you will have the basic knowledge to learn more advanced methods. The course can be found under the topic Statistics courses.
After the Basic Statistics in English it is possible to study statistical methods in more advanced courses.
The statistics courses are open to all students of the university. At the University of Eastern Finland, it is possible to study statistics from basic to advanced levels.
A full list of statistics courses can be found under the topic Statistics courses.
The statisticians at the UEF offer consulting on matters of statistical methods and their rightful use. Consulting is meant for students and researchers who have acquired the basic knowledge of the statistics, equal to the Basic statistics in English course, and whose own supervisor is unable to help them on the matter. For those writing their Master’s thesis or Bachelor’s thesis consulting is given on their supervisor’s request.
The statisticians offer help in e.g.
Formulation of research hypotheses
Planning of data collection
Construction of statistical measures
Choice of statistical method
Choice of model
Interpretation of results
Contact the statisticians by filling in a request. The form can be found under the topic Statistical consulting.
R and SPSS
Web-course in use of SPSS. The course is self-study and can be found under topic statistics courses.
R can be studied in R-language course. The course is self-study and can be found under topic statistics courses.
SPSS as well as some other software can be downloaded onto your personal computer