FACULTY OF ARTS & SCIENCES
School of Arts & Sciences
North Sydney Campus
SEMESTER 1, 2012
STAT205: Environmental Data Analysis
CREDIT POINTS: 10
PREREQUISITES: INFO102 Introduction to Data Analysis
LECTURER-IN-CHARGE: Lecturer Name: Martin Krogh
Office Location: 9739 2303
Environmental Data Analysis introduces students to multivariate empirical methods of environmental analysis. The aim of Environmental Data Analysis is to bring students to the stage at which active research on ecological assemblages is possible, enabling students to continue to Applied Studies I and Applied Studies II in third year.
MODE AND DURATION:
Mode: Lecture series will cover the theoretical nature of hypothesis testing using more advanced techniques of statistical analysis and will address sampling strategies associated with the collection of environmental data. Principles involved in the writing of a scientific report will also be considered. Practical classes will be largely computer based using EXCEL, SPSS and PRIMER. Students will acquire skills in the use of each package and the interaction between software packages.
Duration: 4 contact hours per week for 12 weeks or equivalent.
You should anticipate undertaking 150 hours of study for this unit, including class attendance, readings and assignment preparation.
Unit Outline Resources:
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
1. perform one- and two-factor analysis of variance on a given data set using a statistical program (GA 5, 8,10)
2. perform correlation and multiple regression analyses on environmental data...