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BIOL 2250 - Biostatistics and the Life Sciences W (3-2) [0.50]

This course in biostatistical methods will emphasize the design of research projects, data gathering, analysis and the interpretation of results. Statistical concepts underlying practical aspects of biological research will be acquired while working through the process of scientific enquiry. Weekly computer laboratory sessions will focus on practical data visualization and statistical analysis using computer statistical packages. Simple parametric and nonparametric methods are reviewed, followed by more advanced topics that will include some or all of the following: two factor ANOVA and multiple regression, and introductions to discriminant analysis, cluster analysis, principle components analysis, logistic regression, and resampling methods. (Also listed as STAT*2250.) Departments of Mathematics and Statistics and Integrative Biology.