Ever wonder what to do with all that data? Too much data? Not enough data? Right kind of data? Maybe you should have thought of that before you ever collected it! The goal of this course is to help you organize your data (past or future) and to learn how to apply many of the statistical tests (that you have learned, should have learned, or will learn) to data collected from aquatic systems, along with
learning some new methods of sampling, analysis, and presentation.
Topics will include mathematical distributions, transforming data, outliers, significant figures, number of samples needed, effect of sampler size, sample design, mark-recapture and depletion methods of
estimating abundance, length-frequency analysis, length-weight relationships (K, Wr, ANOCOVA), and basic statistical tests (e.g., t-tests, paired t-tests, tests of normality, correlations, simple ANOVAs, regression analysis). Additional topics will include ratios, pseudo-replication, nonparametric statistics, repeated-measures ANOVA, multiple comparison testing, and variable selection techniques. Handouts
(computer printouts and primary literature) will be used extensively as supporting materials. Students will learn the basics of SAS (Statistical Analysis System), JMP and EXCEL programming for data management and analysis, along with being introduced to R.
Offered in even years only.
- This course includes required lab/field work which can be conducted independently during COVID-19.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes