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BIOLOGY 301 - Research Design & Analysis

 

 

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Instructor:  Dr. R. Brandon Pratt 

Syllabus

Proposal Guidelines

How to write a paper

Old Exam 1

Old Exam 2

Textbooks

Hinds, D. S., and Kolb, K. J. Research Design and Analysis.

Hofman, A.H. 2010. Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations. Oxford University Press, New York, 682p.


Lecture Schedule

Date

Day

Topic

Text Reading

4/2

W

Asking Questions in Biology; Displaying Data

Ch 1

4/7

M

Basics of Experimental Design

Ch 2

4/9

W

Basics of Experimental Design

Ch 2, 3

4/14

M

Descriptive Statistics

Ch 3

4/16

W

Probability and Statistics

Ch 4

4/21

M

Hypothesis Testing

Ch 5

4/23

W

Test 1

 

4/28

M

T-test

Ch 6

4/30

W

ANOVA

Ch 7

5/5

M

ANOVA

Ch 7

5/7

W

Post-hoc testing

Ch 9

5/12

M

Two-way ANOVA

Ch 15

5/14

W

Advanced ANOVA Designs

 

5/19

M

Test 2

 

5/21

W

Memorial Day (no class)

 

5/26

M

Correlation & Regression

Ch 13

5/28

W

Correlation & Regression

Ch 13

6/2

M

Parametric Assumptions & Transformations

Ch 14

6/4

W

Non-Parametrics

Ch 10

6/9

M

Non-Parametrics (Final Papers Due)

Ch 11, 12

6/11

W

Final Exam (11:00-1:30)

 

 

Laboratory Schedule

Date

Day

Week

Topic

Readings1

4/1

T

1

Observing Nature: A Field Trip to The ESA

  Observing Nature

4/3

R

1

Spreadsheets/ Displaying Data

 

4/4

F

1

Writing

Ch. 1-6; 19-26

4/8

T

2

Writing

Ch. 1-6; 10-17

4/10

R

2

Describing Populations

 

4/11

F

2

Résumés (Curriculum Vitae)

Ch. 29

4/15

T

3

Writing

Ch. 1-6; 10-17

4/17

R

3

Working With Distributions

 

4/18

F

3

Writing (Research Proposal Due)

Ch. 10-17

4/22

T

4

Confidence Limits

 

4/24

R

4

Projects

 

4/25

F

4

Projects

 

4/29

T

5

1-Sample and 2-Sample Tests

 

5/1

R

5

ANOVA

 

5/2

F

5

Projects

 

5/6

T

6

ANOVA

 

5/8

R

6

ANOVA

 

5/9

F

6

Projects

 

5/13

T

7

ANOVA

 

5/15

R

7

ANOVA/ Projects

 

5/16

F

7

Projects

 

5/20

T

8

Projects

 

5/22

R

8

Correlation & Regression

 

5/23

F

8

Projects

 

5/27

T

9

Correlation & Regression

 

5/29

R

9

Testing Parametric Assumptions

 

5/30

F

9

Projects

 

6/3

T

10

Non-Parametrics

 

6/5

R

10

Posters

 

6/6

F

10

Talks

 

1. These readings are from Hofman, A.H. 2010. Scientific Writing and

Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations. Oxford University

Press, New York, 682p.
 

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