BIOL 5081 3.0 - INTRODUCTION TO BIOSTATISTICS

Course Directors

Dr.  Christopher Lortie
218A Lumbers
Telephone: 416-736-2100 ext.  20588
e-mail:  lortie@yorku.ca

Dr. Roberto Quinlan
211A Lumbers
Telephone: 416-736-2100 ext. 40076
e-mail: rquinlan@yorku.ca

Date and Time:  Thursdays:   2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Location:  LSB 101
Course Session: FALL 2018 - Start date:  September 6, 2018.
Course ID.:  F62E01


Course
Description:

This course examines common statistical methods used in biology. Data science and statistical workflows are developed. Descriptive statistics, generalized linear models, regression, nonparametric tests, bootstrapping, randomization tests, tree-based analysis, multivariate statistics, and time-series analysis are considered.  SPSS and the R programming and software environment will be used for data analysis.

Prerequisite: BIOL 2060, previously numbered BIOL 3090 or an undergraduate course in Statistics. Students who have not taken a statistics course within the last three years are required to audit BIOL 2060 lectures.