BEES2041 - Data Analysis for Life and Earth Sciences

BEES2041 - Data Analysis for Life and Earth Sciences develops skills in applying statistics to biological, earth and spatial data; design and analysis of experiments in life and earth sciences; sampling strategies for estimating sample size; analysis of community and environment structure using multivariate statistics; simulation modelling in population biology, and statistical fitting of non-linear models to population growth data; correlation and both simple and multiple regression; improving statistical models using analysis of residuals; analysis of spatial data. Examples are drawn from ecological, geographical, earth, behavioural, and genetic and immunological data. Practical work emphasis on problem-solving and hands-on experience with EXCEL, MINITAB and other specialist software.

Session 1, 2017

Study level: Undergraduate (2041) & Postgraduate (5041).

6 units of credit

Hours per week: 5 - 2 hours lectures, 3 hours practicals.

Number of weeks: 12.

BEES2041 Current handbook entry

BEES2041 Current timetable

Course outline

Who should I contact?

Coordinator: Alistair Poore

Where does this course fit into my degree?

This is a second year course, and is a pre-requisite for many other BEES courses.

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