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 
Ttest 
Ch 6 
4/30 
W 
ANOVA 
Ch 7 
5/5 
M 
ANOVA 
Ch 7 
5/7 
W 
Posthoc
testing 
Ch 9 
5/12 
M 
Twoway
ANOVA 
Ch 15 
5/14 
W 
Advanced
ANOVA Designs 

5/19 
M 
Test
2 

5/21 
W 
Correlation & Regression 
Ch 13 
5/26 
M 
Memorial
Day (no class) 

5/28 
W 
Correlation & Regression 
Ch 13 
6/2 
M 
Parametric Assumptions & Transformations 
Ch 14 
6/4 
W 
NonParametrics 
Ch 10 
6/9 
M 
NonParametrics
(Final Papers Due) 
Ch 11,
12 
6/11 
W 
Final
Exam (11:001:30) 

Laboratory Schedule
Date 
Day 
Week 
Topic 
Readings^{1} 
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.
16; 1926 
4/8 
T 
2 
Writing 
Ch.
16; 1017 
4/10 
R 
2 
Describing Populations 

4/11 
F 
2 
Résumés
(Curriculum Vitae) 
Ch.
29 
4/15 
T 
3 
Writing 
Ch.
16; 1017 
4/17 
R 
3 
Working
With Distributions 

4/18 
F 
3 
Writing
(Research Proposal Due) 
Ch.
1017 
4/22 
T 
4 
Confidence Limits 

4/24 
R 
4 
Projects 

4/25 
F 
4 
Projects 

4/29 
T 
5 
1Sample
and 2Sample 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 
Projects 

5/29 
R 
9 
Correlation & Regression 

5/30 
F 
9 
Projects 

6/3 
T 
10 
Testing
Parametric Assumptions 
Data 
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.
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