Data Analysis for Life and Earth Sciences - BEES2041

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

Enrolment Requirements:

Exclusion: MATH2099 & PSYC2001

Excluded: MATH2089, MATH2099, MATH2801, MATH2859, MATH2901

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Development of skills in applying statistics to biological, earth and spatial data; design and analysis of experiments in life and earth sciences; sampling strategies for estimating sample size; analysis of community and environment structure using multivariate statistics; simulation modelling in population biology, and statistical fitting of non-linear models to population growth data; correlation and both simple and multiple regression; improving statistical models using analysis of residuals; analysis of spatial data.

Examples are drawn from ecological, geographical, earth, behavioural, genetic, microbial and immunological data. Practical work emphasises problem-solving and hands-on experience with EXCEL, MINITAB and other specialist software.

Assumed Knowledge: MATH1041
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