BIOL 300

Welcome to the Biology 300 home page for the January 2008 term.  This page contains links (above) to all of the important course material.  Make sure to check this page regularily as you can find everything you need for the course here.

Course Syllabus

Dates Topics Covered Sections in Text
Jan. 7-11  Types of variables, samples vs. populations, summarizing distributions  Chapters 1, 2, 3
Jan. 14-18  Probability  Chapter 5
Jan. 21-25  Probability/Binomial and Poisson distributions  Chapter 5, 8.5, 8.6
Jan.28-Feb.1  Binomial and Poisson Distributions Chapters 8.5, 8.6
Feb. 4-8  Normal Distribution, CLT, and the normal approximation to the Binomial and Poisson  Chapter 10
Feb. 11-15  Hypothesis tests and confidence intervals for proportions Section 4.1-4.3,
Chapters 6, 7
Feb. 18-22  Reading Week, No Classes  
Feb.25-Mar.29  Midterm Exam Feb. 25th  Finer details on Hypothesis testing (Type I/II error, power,...)  Chapter 6
Mar. 3-7

Hypothesis tests and confidence intervals for means, Non-parametric methods (Sign Test and Mann-Whitney U Test)

 Chapters 11,12

 Hypothesis tests continued

 Chapters 14,15
Mar. 17-21  Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)

No Class Friday (Good Friday)

 Sections 9.1-9.3
Mar. 24-28

Contingency Analysis - Chi-Square test and Odds Ratios

 No Class Monday (Easter Monday)
 Chapters 16,17

Correlation and Regression

 Chapter 17
Apr. 7-11  Regression  


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