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Department of Biological Sciences

ODU College of Sciences

Dr. Butler





BIOL 620 - every spring

Course Overview

Intended as a first course or a refresher course in statistical methods and experimental design for biology graduate students.  The focus is on application and hypothesis testing with examples drawn from the field of biology. The course begins with a review of the basics of applied statistics and experimental design, and then covers in rapid succession a series of common univariate statistical techniques.

◊ Example Syllabus  

"... the main function of that section of statistics that deals with tests of significance is to prevent people from making fools of themselves ... by claiming that their favorite theory is substantiated by observations that do nothing of the sort."

D. Colquhoun (1971)
Lectures on Biostatistics