Introduction to Statistical Methods

Augustin Luna
26 January, 2016

Research Fellow
Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Topics to be Covered

  • Correlations
  • Enrichment Analyses
  • Multiple Testing Correction
  • Regression
  • Clustering
  • Dimensionality Reduction


  • Data analyses are the product of many tasks
  • Statistical Methods
    • Build predictive mathematical models
  • Data preparation
    • Extracting structured data from unstructured data sources
    • Merging data sources
    • Ensuring consistency of datasets
  • Dataset interpretation
    • Create visualizations to present and communicate findings
  • Methods are common in the areas of informatics, data mining, data science, machine learning, and statistics

Statistical Methods Flowchart