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COURSE DESIGN AND OTHER NOTES

 Advanced Analysis in Biology

Fall 2002

 

Instructor

Where is the class?

Where is the Lab?

Sean Todd

Multimedia lab, S2, Tues/Fri 11.00-12.35pm

S2, Tues 1.00-3.55pm

 

Where/How to find Sean Todd....

Office:

 

Turrets Annex (3rd floor)

Office Hours:

Mondays 10.00-12.00pm, or by appointment

Phone:

ext. 265

Email:

stodd@coa.edu

Web-page:

http://www.coa.edu/faculty/webpages/stodd/index.html

Course web-page:

http://www.coa.edu/faculty/webpages/stodd/oceanweb/stats2/stat2home.htm This site includes lecture outlines, syllabi, and useful web links, as well as other important class information. Make sure you visit it!

Course Description:

This course builds on Basic Research Design and Analysis in Biology, introducing more advanced statistical techniques within the field of parametric statistics, in particular multiple regression and advanced forms of analysis of variance used in biologically oriented studies. Labs will focus on computer assisted statistical analysis, and reporting style. Evaluation will be by two quizzes and several choices of take-home problems. Intermediate/Advanced. Prerequisite: Basic Research Design and Analysis in Biology, or permission of instructor.

 

Assessment:

%

Laboratory assignments (each 5%

40

2 Quizzes

20

Take home assignment (final)

20

Team Project

20

Textbook:

(available online at Amazon.com, or from Sherman's locally)

J. H. Zar (1999). Biostatistical Analysis. (5th Edition) Prentice Hall.

…a number of other readings will also be placed on reserve

Laboratory fee: $30.00

 

Notes about the Course

In this course we will be focusing on the ANOVA and Multiple Regression families of analysis. The class is designed to be small enough to discuss and learn about advanced statistics in seminar style setting. While some time will be set aside for instruction, some time will also be spent in class working on examples individually. It is important that you bring an appropriate calculator to class with you, and that you come to class ready to present examples to the rest of the students.

Lab time will be spent familiarizing yourself with the techniques in a computer setting. For this course we will continue with our learning of the Macintosh program Datadesk. If time permits we will also review other types of statistical package. In the first class of the course I will collect names so that you can receive an account in S2, the Macintosh multimedia lab.

For some students a brief review of statistical techniques learnt in the introductory course may be necessary. In the first class we will arrange for a separate tutorial time in which to do this. This activity will probably only be needed for the first 2&endash;3 weeks of term.

 

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