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Postgraduate Course: Taming Statistics (BIME11021)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
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Learning Outcomes
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.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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Contacts
Course organiserDr Sharron Ogle
Tel:
Email: sogle@staffmail.ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Lauren Sandford
Tel: (0131 6)51 5470
Email: Lauren.Sandford@ed.ac.uk
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