Spring 2020 - STAT 603 G100

Quantitative Analysis of Research Studies (5)

Class Number: 5227

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    AQ 3005, Burnaby

    Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    AQ 3005, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    A course in statistics.



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.


Please note that Thursday's Lecture is actually 2 hours 14:30-16:20

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.


  • Assignments 20%
  • Term Test 1 15%
  • Term Test 2 15%
  • Final Exam 50%


All above grading is subject to change.



No formal text assigned.

Graduate Studies Notes:

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Registrar Notes:

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