# STATS 8 Introduction to Biological Statistics (2013-2014)

#### STATS 8 Introduction to Biological Statistics

**STATS 8 Introduction to Biological Statistics (Credit Units: 4)** Teaches introductory statistical techniques used to collect and analyze experimental and observational data for health sciences and molecular, cellular, environmental and evolutionary biology. Specific topics include exploration of data producing data, probability and sampling distributions, basic statistical inference for means, proportions, linear regression, and analysis of variance. Only one corse form STATS 7, MATH 7, SCOECOL 13, STATS 8, and MGMT 7. (Design units: 0)

Required-"The Practice of Statistics in the Life Sciences with StatsPortal".

- Describing Data
- Correlation and regression
- Random samples and experimental deisgn
- Probability rules
- Normal distributions
- Sampling distributions
- z-test and t-tests for means
- Analysis of variance
- Chi-square tests

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Option 1: * Midterm 1: 17% * Midterm 2: 18% * Final: 40% * Homework: 15% * iclicker class participation: 10% * Total: 100%

Mathematics and Basic Science: 4.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units