Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17 
    
    Sep 17, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MAT 2036 - Biostatistics

4 cr
This course introduces statistical concepts and analytical methods as applied to data encountered in ecological, environmental, and biomedical sciences.  It emphasizes the basic concepts of experimental design, quantitative analysis of data, and statistical inferences.  Topics include probability theory and distributions; population parameters and their sample estimates; descriptive statistics for central tendency and dispersion; hypothesis testing and confidence intervals for means, variances, and proportions; the chi-square statistic; categorical data analysis; linear correlation and regression model; analysis of variance; and nonparametric methods.  The course provides students a foundation to evaluate information critically to support research objectives and product claims and a better understanding of statistical design of experimental trials for biological products/devices.
Students will be required to have a scientific calculator.
Prerequisite:
Minimum math placement of MAT 1320  or MAT 2021  .