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BIOLOGY 3120 - Research Design & Analysis

 

 

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Instructor:  Dr. R. Brandon Pratt

Syllabus

Proposal Guidelines

How to write a paper

Textbooks

1. Hinds, D. S., Germano, D. J., Pratt, R. B. and Kolb, K. J. Research Design and Analysis. 2015. Unpublished Manual.
2. Hofmann, A.H. 2014. Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations. 2nd Edition. Oxford University Press, New York, 728p.


Lecture Schedule

Date

Day

Topics and Assignments

Text Readings (italics = Hofmann book)

8-28

M

Asking Questions in Biology; Displaying Data

Ch 1, Ch1 Banard et al.

8-30

W

Basics of Experimental Design/ Writing

Ch 2/ Ch 1-6

9-4

M

Labor Day Holiday

 

9-6

W

Descriptive Statistics

Ch 3

9-11

M

Probability and Statistics

Ch 4

9-13

W

Writing

Ch 1-6

9-18

M

Assumptions of Parametric Statistics/ Writing

Ch 5/ Ch. 19-26

9-20

W

Hypothesis Testing

Ch 6

9-25

M

Hypothesis Testing Confidence Intervals/ Writing

Ch 6/ Ch. 19-26

9-27

W

Exam 1

 

10-2

M

T-test/ Proposals Due

Ch 7

10-4

W

Non-parametric two sample

Ch 8

10-9

M

ANOVA

Ch 8

10-11

W

ANOVA & Non-parametric Alternatives

Ch 9

10-16

M

ANOVA: Post-Hoc Testing

Ch 10

10-18

W

Two-way ANOVA

Ch 13

10-23

M

Advanced ANOVA Designs

 

10-25

W

Displaying complex data

 

10-30

M

 Review

 

11-1

W

Exam 2

 

11-6

M

Correlation & Regression

Ch 12

11-8

W

Correlation & Regression

Ch 12

11-13

M

ANCOVA

Ch 14

11-15

W

Chi-Square

Ch 11

11-20

M

Chi-Square/ Writing

Ch 11/ Ch 10

11-22

W

Writing/ Introduction Due

Ch 10-17

11-27

M

Posters

Ch. 28

11-29

W

Writing

Ch 10-17

12-4

M

Writing

Ch 10-17

12-6

W

Writing

 

12-11

M

Final Papers Due

 

12-13

W

Final Exam (2-4:30)

 

Laboratory Schedule

Date

Day

Week

Topics and Assignments

Readings

8-29

T

1

Displaying Data/ Observing Nature

Ch 1

9-5

T

2

Spreadsheets/ Descriptive Statistics

Ch 3

9-12

T

3

Working With Distributions

Ch 4

9-19

T

4

Normality and Constant Variance

Ch 5

9-26

T

5

Hypothesis testing and confidence intervals/ Résumés

Ch 6, Ch 30

10-3

T

6

T-tests

Ch 7 & 8

10-10

T

7

ANOVA

Ch 8 & 9

10-17

T

8

ANOVA - Kruskal Wallis & Post-Hoc Testing

Ch 8, 9, & 10

10-24

T

9

Two way ANOVA

Ch 13

10-31

T

10

ANOVA Figures

Ch 13

11-7

T

11

Correlation & Regression

Ch 12

11-14

T

12

Projects

 

11-21

T

13

Chi-Square

Ch 11

11-28

T

14

Papers

 

12-5

T

15

Poster Presentation Due 2nd & Displayed on 2nd Floor in Science 1

 

 
Templates for Excel statistical analyses:
Descriptive stats & t-test: Download
A range of tests: Download
Excel ANOVA template: Download
Excel Regression: Download
Chisqr: Download 1 Download 2
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