Postgraduate Course: Taming Statistics (BIME11021)
|School||School of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will provide an overview of data collection, analysis and presentation for research and education purposes, drawing on illustrative examples from wildlife and ecosystem scenarios. Although the emphasis will be on the non-mathematical understanding of statistics and the interpretation of numerical results, some examples will require calculation and the use of statistical software. In addition to providing a general overview of statistical concepts, this course will provide students with some of the basic statistical tools necessary to conduct research. It is emphasised that this course is not designed to teach students how to perform complex statistical analysis or advanced techniques.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| At the conclusion of this course the student should:
&· Understand the concepts and principles behind the collection, analysis and presentation of numerical data.
&· Be aware of the limitations of statistical testing and how to recognise and, where necessary, avoid common pitfalls.
&· Be able to apply basic statistical testing to example data sets and know how to extend these for personal research purposes.
&· Be aware of how to interpret statistical results in the published literature.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Sharron Ogle
|Course secretary||Miss Lauren Sandford
Tel: (0131 6)51 5470