Tentative Syllabus

Date 
Topics 
Supplementary Material and Work Due 
Monday, August 30 
Developing your common sense

John McDonald's Free Online Text: Handbook of Biological Statistics

Wednesday, September 1 
Intuitive pvalues

Data and Code for Lecture 2

Friday, September 3 
Various versions of the ttest.




Monday, September 6 
Assumptions



Wednesday, September 8 
Log Transformations

Data for Lecture 5

Friday, September 10 
Nonparametric procedures for comparing two distributions

Data and Code for Lecture 6


Monday, September 13 
Bootstrapping and Permutation tests

Miniproject 1
Data and Code for Lecture 7

Wednesday, September 15 
Paired Samples

Data for Lecture 8

Friday, September 17 
Guide to comparing two samples




Monday, September 20 
Oneway ANOVA theory



Wednesday, September 22 
Oneway ANOVA examples

Data for Lecture 11

Friday, September 24 
ANOVA alternatives

Welch's ANOVA Macro


Monday, September 27 
Making Comparisons after ANOVA

Miniproject 2

Wednesday, September 29 
Multiple comparisons

Data for Lecture 14

Friday, October 1 
Simple linear regression I

Data for Lecture 15


Monday, October 4 
Simple linear regression II

Pearson's Data on Father and Son heights

Wednesday, October 6 
Outliers and leverage points



Friday, October 8 
Regression diagnostics




Monday, October 11 
Transformations and regression
A cautionary note on the statistical analysis of allometric relationships.

Bird heart rate and egg mass data from Tazawa et al. 2001

Wednesday, October 13 
Serial correlation
To compute the significance of the serial correlation you need the table in Durbin's and Watson's paper:
Tables for assessing the significance of the Durbin and Watson Statistic

Consumption of Spirits in the United Kingdom

Friday, October 15 
Weighted regression

Data for Lecture 21


Monday, October 18 
Multiple linear regression I  Theory

Miniproject 3

Wednesday, October 20 
Multiple linear regression II  Beginning Diagnostics

Data for Lecture 23

Friday, October 22 
Multiple linear regression III  More Diagnostic Tools




Monday, October 25 
Regression and ANOVA



Wednesday, October 27 
Interactions in Regression

Data for Lecture 26

Friday, October 29 
General Linear Models




Monday, November 1 
Class canceled  to be made up later in the term.



Wednesday, November 3 
Model selection I

Research proposal and data due

Friday, November 5 
Model Selection II

Data for Lecture 29


Monday, November 8 
2(+)way ANOVA

Miniproject 4
Data for Lecture 30

Wednesday, November 10 
2(+)way ANOVA without replication

Data for Lecture 31

Friday, November 12 
Random effects and experimental design




Monday, November 15 
Categorical responses: test for equal proportions and odds ratios



Wednesday, November 17 
Categorical responses: Chisquare tests and Fisher's exact test



Friday, November 19 
MantelHaenszel test




Monday, November 22 
Help with Projects Day

Miniproject 5 (Due by 11:59 pm Tuesday, November 23rd by email.)
Miniproject 5 with a reduced data set 
Wednesday, November 24 
Thanksgiving Break



Friday, November 26 
Thanksgiving Break




Monday, November 29 
Logistic regression  theory



Wednesday, December 1 
Logistic regression  examples

Progress report due
Data for Lecture 38

Friday, December 3 
Logistic regression  diagnostics




Monday, December 6 
Logistic regression with binomial counts Notes Not Available

Data for Lecture 40

Wednesday, December 8 
Extrabinomial variation Notes Not Available

Miniproject 6 (due Monday of Finals week)

Friday, December 10 
Ratios: Notes Not Available



Written Project due Friday, December 17 by 12:15 pm 