MSMS 5010 Biostatistics

(M) Masters
(OS) Halmos Coll of Nat Sci & Ocn
(OMES) OS - Marine & Environ Sciences
3 credits

This graduate course will introduce the most commonly used statistical tests and procedures to analyze biological and ecological data. The main objective is to prepare the students to identify the most correct statistics to analyze biological data, perform the statistical analysis in R and correctly interpret the results. Lectures will consist of short theoretical presentations followed by a lab where students will do guided exercises in R. Students will be required to do readings prior to the class on the theoretical basis of the theme of the week, and perform unguided exercises (homework) to cement knowledge. (Description Last Updated: Fall 2017 (201820))

Learning Outcomes

    At the conclusion of this course the student will be able to: • Describe critical aspects of data such as scales of measurement • Identify if the variables are discrete or continuous. • Calculate summary statistics. • Create appropriate graphs, charts, maps, and tables to represent data. • Determine the appropriateness of various statistical tests and procedures for analyzing different types of biological data. • Analyze biological data using the appropriate statistical test(s) in software R • Correctly interpret results of statistical analysis • Write a grammatically perfect, technically informed, well-structured document with regards to data analysis.*
Term CRN Dates Campus Instructor
Current Course Offerings
No courses currently scheduled
Future Course Offerings (Subject To Change)
201820 22656 Class Full 08/21 - 12/10/2017 Oceanographic Center Cordeiro Figueiredo, Joana
Class Full Full

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