cod. 01832

Academic year 2013/14
2° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Ecologia (BIO/07)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
42 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

Knowledge of concepts and methods of univariate and bivariate statistics, parametric and non parametric, for the analysis of biological, medical, environmental data, in research and application; use of an international software, PAST.


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Course unit content

1 - Types of scale and measurements
2 - Normal distribution, other distributions
3 - Comparisons between rates and probability
4 - Alpha and beta errors; a priori and a posteriori power
5 - Student t test
6 - Analysis of variance (ANOVA)
7 - Analysis of variance with two or more criteria
8 - Descriptive statistics for bivariate distributions

1 - Descriptive statistics for non parametric methods
2 - Comparisons among proportions or ratios
3 - Non parametric methods for one sample
4 - Non parametric methods for two dependent samples
5 - Non parametric methods for two independent samples
6 - A priori multiple comparisonsm a posteriori
7 - Non parametric methods for k samples
8 - Non parametric correlation and linear regression

Full programme

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Lamberto Soliani (2008) Statistica applicata. UNI.NOVA, Parma. (pagg. X + 694);

ISBN:978-88-6319-041-0; www.uninova.net

Soliani Lamberto (2008) I test non parametrici più citati nelle discipline scientifiche, UNI.NOVA, Parma. (pagg. VII + 828); ISBN: 978-88-6319-022-9; www.uninova.net

Edite dalla casa editrice di testi universitari UNINOVA di Parma, gruppo Pegaso Libreria;Via Cavedani, 7

Tel. 0521-290245 - Fax 0521-291661 - E-mail: libreria@gruppopegaso.it

Testi internazionali di riferimento:

- Sokal R. R. and F. J. Rohlf (1995). Biometry, 3rd Edition. W. H. Freeman & Co., New York.

- Zar Jerrold (2010). Biostatistical Analysis, Fifth Edition. Pearson Education International.

Testi internazionali gratuiti in rete

- EPA 530/R-09-007, March 2009, Statistical Analysis of Groundwater Monitoring Data at RCRA Facilities. Unified Guidance, Environmental Protection Agency, United States (pp. 888).

- EM 1110-1-4014, 31 Jan 2008, Environmental Quality - ENVIRONMENTAL STATISTICS, Department of the Army, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (pp. 544).

Teaching methods

frontal lectures

Assessment methods and criteria

oral examination

Other information

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