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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

Textbooks

Hinds, D. S., and Kolb, K. J. Research Design and Analysis.
Hofmann, A.H. 2014. Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations. Oxford University Press, New York, 728p.


Lecture Schedule

Date

Day

Topic

Text Reading

1/5

M

Asking Questions in Biology; Displaying Data

Ch 1

1/7

W

Basics of Experimental Design

Ch 2

1/12

M

Basics of Experimental Design

Ch 2, 3

1/14

W

Descriptive Statistics

Ch 3

1/19

M

MLK Holiday – No Classes

 

1/21

W

Probability and Statistics

Ch 4

1/26

M

Hypothesis Testing

Ch 5

1/28

W

Exam 1

 

2/2

M

T-test

Ch 6

2/4

W

Parametric Assumptions & Transformations

Ch 14

2/9

M

T-test

Ch 6, 11

2/11

W

ANOVA

Ch 7

2/16

M

ANOVA

Ch 8, 11

2/18

W

Post-hoc testing

Ch 9

2/23

M

Two-way ANOVA

Ch 15

2/25

W

Exam 2

 

3/2

M

Advanced ANOVA Designs

 

3/4

W

Correlation & Regression

Ch 13

3/9

M

Correlation & Regression

Ch 13

3/11

W

Non-Parametrics

Ch 12

3/16

M

Non-Parametrics (Final Papers Due)

Ch 12

3/18

W

Final Exam (2:00-4:30)

 

Laboratory Schedule

Date

Day

Week

Topic

Readings

1/6

T

1

Observing Nature: A Field Trip to The ESA

 Chapter 1

1/8

R

1

Spreadsheets/ Displaying Data

 

1/9

F

1

Writing

Ch. 1-6; 19-26

1/13

T

2

Writing

Ch. 1-6; 10-17

1/15

R

2

Describing Populations

 

1/16

F

2

Résumés (Curriculum Vitae)

Ch. 30

1/20

T

3

Working With Distributions

 Assignment 2

1/22

R

3

Writing

Ch. 1-6; 10-17

1/23

F

3

Writing (Research Proposal Due)

Ch. 10-17

1/27

T

4

Confidence Limits

 

1/29

R

4

Projects

 

1/30

F

4

Projects

 

2/3

T

5

1-Sample and 2-Sample Tests

 

2/5

R

5

Assumptions & Transformations

 

2/6

F

5

Projects (Introduction Due)

 

2/10

T

6

T-test

 

2/12

R

6

ANOVA

 

2/13

F

6

Projects

 

2/17

T

7

ANOVA

 

2/19

R

7

ANOVA/ Post-hoc testing

 

2/20

F

7

Projects

 

2/24

T

8

Projects

 

2/26

R

8

Correlation & Regression

 

2/27

F

8

Projects

 

3/3

T

9

Projects

 

3/5

R

9

Correlation & Regression/ Writing

 Ch. 28

3/6

F

9

Projects

 

3/10

T

10

Correlation & Regression

 

3/12

R

10

Non-Parametrics

 

3/13

F

10

Posters

 

1. These readings are from Hofmann, A.H. 2014. Scientific Writing and

Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations. Oxford University

Press, New York, 728p.
 

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