Spring 2021 - STAT 603 G100

Quantitative Analysis of Research Studies (5)

Class Number: 7126

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 24, 2021
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, 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.

Mode of teaching:

  • Lecture: synchronous
  • Tutorial: synchronous
  • Midterm(s): synchronous; date: TBA
  • Final exam: synchronous; date: TBA

Grading

  • Written Projects 15%
  • Assignments 20%
  • Term Test 1 15%
  • Term Test 2 15%
  • Final Exam 35%

NOTES:

All above grading is subject to change.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Access to high-speed internet, webcam.

REQUIRED READING:

No formal text assigned.

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

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

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 2021

Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges 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. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).