Given a set of sample data, be able to generate and interpret a table of descriptive statistics.
Given two sets of sample data, determine if the samples were each taken from the same population
Given some descriptive statistics for a set of data (such as count, mean, standard deviation, etc.), explain some inferences which can be made concerning the data (such as confidence intervals, significance tests, etc.).
Given a report of a statistical study, explain the statistical information which is included in the report and assess the validity of the conclusions stated in the report
Given an article which discusses specific scientific research, identify the parts of the article which attempt to demonstrate that the research counts as "science." (In the terminology used in class, identify where the article attempts to show that the research displays the epistemic values of science.)
Given an article which discusses specific scientific research, discuss the possible interactions between that research and society.
Understand the major features in the history of evolutionary thinking, and how cultural, social, and intellectual inclinations of the time both affected and were affected by evolutionary thinking. Be able to give examples.