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BI3010: STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF BIOLOGICAL DATA (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:31


Course Overview

Lectures and recorded videos provide context, background and step-by step guidance on how to conduct and interpret a selection of statistical analyses.

By working through a series of exercises, you will learn how 1) to conduct data exploration and determine an appropriate approach to data analysis, and 2) to analyse and interpret results from a range of parametric and non-parametric statistical analyses. After three weeks of a compulsory unit on statistics, you will choose one of four options meant to introduce you to advanced topics. The compulsory statistics unit is assessed through online tests; the options are assessed separately.

The course is designed to extend the learning from BI2018 Biological Enhanced Skills Training by reinforcing basic principles and introducing statistical modelling.  Throughout the course we aim to instill a robust approach to statistical analysis. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor M Pinard

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of BSc Biology (Studied) or BSc Conservation Biology (Studied) or BSc Zoology (Studied) or BSc Animal Ecology (Studied) or BSc Marine Biology (Studied) or BSc Animal Behaviour (Studied) or BSc Behavioural Biology (Studied) or MSci Biological Sciences (Studied) or BSc Biological Sciences (Honours) (Studied) or BSc Plant and Soil Sciences (Studied) or Bachelor Of Science In Environmental And Forest Management (Studied) or BSc Ecology (Studied) or BSc Forestry (Studied) or BSc Forest Sciences (Studied) or BSc Environmental Science (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • BI3007 Experimental Design, Analysis and Presentation (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Review of basics of data exploration and analysis using linear modelling; depending on the option taken - fundamentals of using geographic information systems; bioinformatics and their application; statistical computing using R; and, experimental design.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Computer Practicals during University weeks 9 - 10
  • 1 Computer Practical during University week11
  • 4 Lectures during University weeks 6 - 8
  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 9 - 10
  • 2 s during University weeks 9 - 10
  • 3 Workshops during University weeks 6 - 8

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Summative Assessments

report or online test, depending on which option student selects

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks 11 Feedback Weeks 13

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Feedback

Online tests include feedback per question upon submission; reports receive individual written feedback.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks 9 Feedback Weeks 9

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Feedback

The test is delivered online through MyAberdeen and feedback on correct and incorrect answers is embedded and released to students two days after completion of the test.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks 12 Feedback Weeks 12

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Feedback

The test is delivered online through MyAberdeen and feedback on correct and incorrect answers is embedded, released two days after completion.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks 8 Feedback Weeks 8

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Feedback

The test is implemented through MyAberdeen as an online assessment, feedback is embedded for both correct and incorrect answers; the feedback is released to students two days after the deadline.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyto conduct data exploration and determine appropriate approach to data analysis
ConceptualAnalyseto analyse and interpret results from a range of statistical analyses

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