BIOL 598

Advanced Design and Statistics (3 credits)

(Not offered in 2017-2018)


Instructor(s):
J. Sakata
N4/8
(514) 398-3636
jon.sakata@mcgill.ca
Prerequisite(s):
BIOL 373 or equivalent, and permission of instructor
       
Restrictions:      
Not open to students who have taken BIOL 596 and/or BIOL 597
Content:
The first part of the course focuses on experimental design as a key step in experimentation with and observation of biological systems. The second part of the course will help graduate and upper division undergraduate students with data analysis challenges they are facing in their own research. ANOVA, regression, mixed models, ordination, information theory, etc.
       
Readings:
   
Selected readings from textbooks, journal articles
 
   
Method:      
It will consist of formal lectures, discussions of scientific papers and model experiments, student discussions of analytical techniques, and student presentations of the application of statistical approaches to their own data.
       
Evaluation:
   
Based on written assignments, class presentations and participation.  

McGill University values academic integrity. Therefore all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures (see http://www.mcgill.ca/integrity/ for more information).

Last update: March 22, 2017