Biology 300 - Biometrics

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Course Syllabus

Dates Topics Covered Sections in Text
Jan. 8-12  Types of variables, samples vs. populations, summarizing distributions  1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.3, 2.6, 3.1-3.3
Jan. 15-19  Probability  5.1-5.9
Jan. 22-26  Binomial and Poisson distributions  7.1-7.4, 8.6
Jan.29-Feb.2  Normal distribution, CLT, and the normal approximations to the binomial and poisson 10.1-10.7 
Feb. 5-9  Hypothesis tests and confidence intervals for proportions  6.1-6.6, 
Feb. 12-16  Finer details of hypothesis testing (Type I/II errore, power,...)  11.1-11.5
Feb. 19-23  Reading Week, No Classes  12.1-12.7
Feb.26-Mar.2  Midterm Exam Feb. 26th  Hypothesis tests and confidence intervals for means, Non-parametric methods (Sign test and Mann-Whitney U)


Mar. 5-9

Design of Experiments and ANOVA

 14.1-14.6, 15.1-15.4

 Contingency Analysis - Chi-square test and Odds Ratios

Mar. 19-23  Correlation and regression  16.1-16.4
Mar. 26-30  Regression  17.1-17.5
Apr. 2-6  No Class Friday (Good Friday) Continuation of previous topics  
Apr. 9-12  No Class Monday (Easter), Wednesday - Last class  


Mike Marin

Office: LSK 374



10% Homework/assignments, 10% Lab final, 30% Midterm (on Feb. 26th), 50% Final exam

** You must pass the final exam to pass the course.

Office Hours

Mike - Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00 in LSK 374

Jessica - Fridays, 1:00-2:00 in Biosciences 3355

Travis - Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 in Biosciences 3354

Alan -  Mondays, 3:00-4:00 in Biosciences 3354

Sam - Thursdays, 11:00-12:00 in Biosciences 3355

* Before the midterm and final exam, additional office hours will be offered.

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