This course is an introduction to statistics and experimental design as used in the life sciences. Emphasis will be placed on the practical use of statistical tests. The course will examine the more commonly used parametric and non-parametric tests. By the end of this course, students will be able to determine when, why, where, and how to use statistics. Students will become well versed with using computers to examine data, run and interpret statistical tests, and formally present final results. This course assumes no prior statistical background and will be well suited for students who intend to pursue graduate study in the life sciences. This is the same course as BIO 245.
Offered: Spring Term
Course is not available to first-year students.