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BIOL 2300 Biostatistics (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will introduce biology students to the basic statistical techniques that are used in conducting biological and medical research. The course is divided into four parts: (1) descriptive statistics (averages, variability); (2) probability and probability distributions (basic probability theory and the binomial, poison, and normal distributions); (3) statistical inference (parametric and non-parametric tests); and, (4) relationships between variables (simple and multiple regression). Students will become familiar with a standard statistical analysis software package and will critique actual research papers.


Instructor(s): Peter Clote (Fall) and Richard A. McGowan, S.J. (Spring)

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13