PhD basic courses in transferable skills


Statistics II: Analysis of experiments using mixed-effects models

The objective of the course is to give an overview of the basic principles behind design and analysis of replicated factorial experiments aiming at comparing experimental treatments. Examples are given within agricultural sciences and related fields of research.
On completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • describe basic principles in experimental design, such as replication, blocking and balance
  • specify linear fixed- and mixed-effects models, including assumptions
  • select an appropriate model for a given experimental design
  • use the statistical software R for analysis of fixed- and mixed- effects models
  • interpret and evaluate results correctly and draw reasonable conclusions
  • clearly and concisely communicate results and conclusions.
  • Extent:
    4 credits

    Admitted to a Ph.D. program at SLU. Statistics I: Basic Statistics or equivalent. If you are not a Ph.D. student or not at SLU, contact to check the availability of places in the course.



Statistics II: Analysis of experiments using mixed-effects models
Course date
25 March - 25 April 2024
Last application day