BIOL 520, E&ES 320, E&ES 520, ENVS 320|
|Certificates: Environmental Studies, Environmental Studies|
This course offers an applied approach 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 learn about 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 contingency tables.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CES)(CIM)(CIS)(E&ES)(ENVS)(NS&B)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Special Attributes: CQC|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
No required text.
This text will be on reserve for reference. Sokal, R. R. and F. J. Rohlf. 2012. Biometry. Fourth Edition. Freeman and Co. ISBN-13: 978-0-7167-8604-7
|Examination and Assignments: |
3 exams plus a final. Weekly homework assignments.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Access to a computer with Excel and a personal calculator.
|Instructor(s): Chernoff,Barry Times: .M.W.F. 08:50AM-09:40AM; Location: SCIE189; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 50||SR major: 13||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: 17||GRAD: 7||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 10||FR: 0|