Spring 2019 not offered
BIOL 520, E&ES 270, E&ES 570, ENVS 320|
|Certificates: 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 as well as the assumptions that methods make and how violations affect applied outcomes. Emphasis will be 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 on 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)
Sokal and Rohlf: Biometry, Freeman and Company
Rohlf and Sokal. Statistical Tables
|Examination 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.