Spring 2022 - STAT 603 G100

Quantitative Analysis of Research Studies (5)

Class Number: 6793

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
    AQ 3149, Burnaby

    Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    AQ 3154, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 23, 2022
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    SSCK 9500, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    A course in statistics.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

The use of statistical techniques and mathematical models in field research with special emphasis on experimentation, survey techniques, and statistical model construction. This course may not be used for the satisfaction of degree requirements in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science. Students may not obtain credit for STAT 603 if they already have credit for STAT 403. Students with credit for STAT 650 may not take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:


Please note that Monday's Lecture is actually 2 hours 12:30-14:20


The course will focus on methods of sampling and experimental designs, along with associated statistical analyses. Emphasis will be place on applications to resource and environmental management, field biology, and other fields. Practical methods and underlying concepts will be stressed.

Grading

  • Written Projects 15%
  • Assignments 10%
  • Midterm 1 15%
  • Midterm 2 15%
  • Final Exam 45%

NOTES:

All above grading is subject to change.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

No formal text assigned.

RECOMMENDED READING:

Sampling: Design and Analysis. 2nd Edition. Author: Sharon L. Lohr (2019). Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC.

Statistics for Experimenters: Design, Innovation, and Discovery, 2nd Edition. Authors: George E. P. Box, J. Stuart Hunter, William G. Hunter (2005). Publisher: John Wiley & Sons. New Jersey.

Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.