BIOL 520, E&ES 320, E&ES 520|
|Certificates: Environmental Studies|
This course offers theoretical and applied approaches to statistics used in the biological, environmental, and earth sciences. Statistics will be taught from a geometric perspective so that students can more easily understand the derivations of formulae. We will spend time learning about the philosophy of deduction and hypothesis testing. We will also learn about the assumptions that methods make and how violations affect applied outcomes. There will be an emphasis on analysis of data, and there will be many problem sets to solve to help students become fluent with the methods. The course will focus upon data and methods for continuous variables. In addition to basic statistics, we will cover regression, ANOVA, and a brief look at one mulitvariable method.
Interpretation, Quantitative Reasoning
This course will quantitative reasoning teach the use of mathematical ideas and
methods, for example to describe and analyze quantifiable properties of the world. This course will also give students a critical and practical engagement with analytical to
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CIS)(E&ES)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(INFO-MN)(NS&B)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Sokal and Rohlf: Biometry, Freeman and Company
Rohlf and Sokal. Statistical Tables
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three 1-hr exams plus a comprehensive final.
Weekly graded problem sets corresponding to the methods taught each week.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Graduate students will have to prepare a project paper in which they take a set of real data and analyze them in order to test hypotheses.
|Instructor(s): Chernoff,Barry Times: .M.W.F. 09:00AM-09:50AM; Location: SCIE405; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 50||SR major: 20||JR major: 20|| || |
|Seats Available: 22||GRAD: 10||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 0||FR: X|
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