2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Research Design and Quantitative Methods


Spring 2012 quarter

Judith Cushing computer science , Carri LeRoy freshwater ecology, quantitative biology, environmental education

This third core program explores methods for studying complex environmental phenomena, exposing students to a range of research design and data analysis methods. The primary focus is on the application and interpretation of statistical methods including graphical and tabular summaries, distributions, confidence intervals, t-tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA), Chi-square, linear regression, multivariate statistics, and both non-parametric and resampling approaches to these statistical methods. Students also address data management, use software to conduct statistical analyses and hypothesis tests, work in labs to gain hands-on experience, and complete small research design and data analysis projects.

Advertised Schedule
6-10p Tue/Thu
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
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Program Revisions

Date Revision
April 9th, 2012 Fee for field trip removed; field trip cancelled.
February 17th, 2012 Fee updated.
January 30th, 2012 Fee added.