Introductory Statistics for Biology

Course Number

STSCI 2150

This course provides an introduction to data analysis and statistical inference illustrated with biological applications.  The computer labs will teach graphical analysis and statistical computation using R.  Topics include graphical display, populations and sampling, probability distributions, expectation and variance, estimation, testing, correlation, regression, contingency tables, and the design of experiments.  Emphasis is on concepts and the careful modeling of biological data, so that statistical methods are applied properly, pitfalls are avoided, and sound conclusions are reached.