cod. 01832

Academic year 2014/15
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 the concepts and methods of univariate and bivariate statistics, parametric and non parametric, useful for research and profession; use of 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 and a posteriori multiple comparisons

7 - Non parametric methods for k samples

8 - Non parametric correlation and linear regression

Full programme

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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

Soliani Lamberto(2008) Statistica applicata. UNI.NOVA, Parma. (pagg. X + 694);
ISBN:978-88-6319-041-0; www.uninova.net
UNINOVA Parma, gruppo Pegaso Libreria;Via Cavedani, 7

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
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

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures, use international software

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination

Other information

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