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BIOL 4061: Design of Biological Experiments, Fall 2010 BIOL 5061 Experimental Design & Data Analysis in Biology, Fall 2010
 

Summary: BIOL 4061: Design of Biological Experiments, Fall 2010
BIOL 5061 Experimental Design & Data Analysis in Biology, Fall 2010
Instructor: Bob Scheibling, Rm LSC 3089, Ph 494-2296, email rescheib@dal.ca
Location & Time: LSC 220; M 1:35-3:25, W 1:35-3:25
Objective: A practical introduction to the design and analysis of sampling programs and experiments in
ecology, with emphasis on potential problems and pitfalls and how they can be avoided or overcome.
Format: 3-4 hours of lecture per week; take-home midterm and final exams
Prerequisite: A formal course in statistics at the second year level (eg STAT 2080) or higher. Offered to
well-prepared undergraduate and graduate students
Approximate Schedule:
13 Sep Introduction; Sampling design: spatial distribution
15 Sampling design: scale and sampling unit
20 Sampling design: sample size, accuracy and precision
22 Hypothesis testing and interpretation of experiments
27 t-tests: 1- and 2-sample tests; replication, power and effect size
29 Single factor ANOVA: model, assumptions, data transformation
4 Oct Multiple comparisons of means: planned and unplanned tests
6 Factorial ANOVA: model, interaction, fixed and random factors
11 Thanksgiving Holiday
13 Nested ANOVA: model, applications, pooling error

  

Source: Adl, Sina - Department of Biology, Dalhousie University

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology