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BZ2001 - Quantitative Methods in Science

[Not offered in 2018]

Credit points: 03
Year: 2018
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

An introduction to experimental and survey design and analysis. Topics include the principles of ecological and biological sampling design; hypothesis generation for ecological and biological experiments; collection of biological and ecological data; manipulations and interpretation of biological and ecological data; statistical methods used in biology and ecology; and the production of biological and ecological reports.

Learning Outcomes

  • to develop skills in selecting and applying appropriate analytical methods to biological and ecological data;
  • to develop skills in the design, execution and reporting of biological and ecological experiments and survey programs;
  • to develop the necessary computer skills for data management, analysis and graphical presentation.
Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of level 1 science, including at least two level 1 subjects.
Prerequisites: 6 credit points of level 1 subjects
BS2001 BS5001 BZ5001

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