This course examines the totality of issues related to data collection, management and analysis for biologists: from the development of hypotheses, the design of experiments, measurement and sampling, to statistical analyses and final publication of results in formats acceptable for scientific reports and papers. Emphasis is placed on the application of a wide variety of statistical methods (using statistical software) rather than theory; the course stresses the practical aspects of biostatistics using a problem-solving approach to graduate research planning, data acquisition, analysis and publication.
Additional Course Information
- An undergraduate class in statistics is strongly encouraged.
New course effective September 2012