BIOL 678 Advanced Quantitative Biology
This course is designed to provide a foundation in biostatistics to students in the Master of Science in Biology and Master of Science in Lake Management programs. Using biological sources of data and case studies in ecology, conservation, health sciences, lake management and monitoring, this course will cover the following topics: probability, distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, simple and multiple regression, basic multivariate techniques, and vital statistics. The course will appeal particularly to students who are trained to work as biologists who want experience in applying research methods in basic biological sciences and applied ecology. It will help biology graduate students in experimental design and data analysis for their own research projects. It is a combination of 3hr lecture and 2 hr lab in the classroom equipped with computer and software.
Prerequisites: Graduate student status.
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