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Unformatted text preview: STA 100 Lecture 1 Paul Baines Department of Statistics University of California, Davis January 3rd, 2011 Welcome! I What? STAT 100: Applied Statistics for Biological Sciences I Where? Wellman 2 I When? MWF 08:0008:50am I Who? Prof. Paul D. Baines + TAs I Why? , Course Introduction Syllabus on the course website. I Basic course goal: Learn and apply core statistical tools useful for Biological sciences. Course Objectives At the end of the course you should: 1. Understand core statistical principles arising in common statistical analyses for Biological Sciences 2. Understand how to approach data analysis 3. Understand and be able to perform statistical procedures ‘in the real world’ 4. Understand the power of statistical methods 5. Understand the limitations of statistical methods 6. Understand how to critically read and interpret statistics used in everyday contexts and technical literature 7. Have satisfied a requirement for your degree program :) Background I Class enrollment: 181 Undergraduate, 21 Graduate 48 Different Majors (19 BBMB, 18 AANS, . . . ) I Statistics backgrounds: 1. Have you taken AP statistics? 2. Have you taken collegelevel intro statistics? 3. Do you like statistics? 4. Do you think statistics is useful? I Brief history of STA 100. . . Course Website The home of all things STA 100: https://smartsite.ucdavis.edu/ Posted online: Assignments, Solutions, Lecture Slides, Discussion Materials, Email Archives , MiniQuizzes, Forums , Announcements, Syllabus and much more. . . Textbooks Required: Fundamentals of Biostatistics (7th Edition), Rosner, B., Duxbury Press (2010) I Earlier editions (5th or 6th) are also fine. Later editions are preferred (e.g., 7th over 6th over 5th). I Used copies of earlier editions (available online at e.g., Amazon) are much cheaper. I Electronic copies are available: http://www.cengagebrain.com/shop/ISBN/9780538733496?cid=APL1 I Same textbook will be used in Spring 2011. . . Supplementary, not required: Statistics for the Life Sciences (3rd Edition), Samuels, M. L. and Witmer, J. A., Prentice Hall (2002) Discussion Sections & Office Hours I NO DISCUSSION SECTIONS THIS WEEK I Regularly Tuesdays: I 08:0008:50, Olson 205 I 08:0008:50, Olson 223 I 15:1016:00, Wellman 1 I 16:1017:00, Hutchison 115 I Office Hours: I Prof. Baines: Mon + Fri, 9:3010:30AM, MSB 4105 I TAs: TBA Computing Statistics and computing are now inextricably linked – you cannot do statistics without computing! We will be using the open source program R , albeit the (less scary) pointandclick RCommander version. Why? 1. It’s free 2. It is used very widely 3. It can do everything (and more) 4. It isn’t too hard to learn 5. It’s free , You are welcome to use other software (e.g., SAS, SPSS, STATA, JMP, Minitab), but you do so at your own risk – no support will be provided by the Professor or TAs for other software . Important Dates I Midterm I – To be held in class on Wednesday, Jan 26th.Midterm I – To be held in class on Wednesday, Jan 26th....
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 Fall '10
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