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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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STSCI 2150 - Introductory Statistics for Biology


(MQR-AS)      
Fall, spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Forbidden Overlap: Students may receive credit for only one course in the following group: AEM 2100 BTRY 3010 BTRY 6010 ENGRD 2700 , HADM 2010 ILRST 2100 ILRST 6100 MATH 1710 PAM 2100 PAM 2101 PSYCH 3500 SOC 3010 STSCI 2100 , STSCI 2150, STSCI 2200 .
M. Smith.

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.



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