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

Last modified: 05 Aug 2020 13:55


Course Overview

You will utilise a robust approach to statistical analysis, a skill highly valued by employers and researchers.
Lectures provide context, background and step-by step guidance on how to conduct and interpret a selection of statistical analyses.
Through a series of exercises, you learn to explore data, to specify appropriate linear models for your research question and to interpret their results.
A set of online tests structured around the exercises and the lecture content allow you to demonstrate your achievement of course learning outcomes.
With a group of students, you complete tasks and strengthen your understanding of applications of statistics.

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
  • Dr Thomas Cornulier

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 descriptive statistics; interpretation of p-values and approaches to assessing normality; one and two-way analysis of variance, examining assumptions and interactions; introduction to linear modelling with categorical and continuous predictors; good practice in relation to presenting statistical results and producing reproducible research.

The course extends the learning from BI2018 by reinforcing basic principles and introducing statistical modelling.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 during University weeks 9 - 13
  • 3 Tutorials during University week8
  • 2 Tutorials during University weeks 9 - 12

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

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 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
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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 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

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

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

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