Summer 2021  STAT 201 D100
Statistics for the Life Sciences (3)
Class Number: 2080
Delivery Method: In Person
Overview

Course Times + Location:
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, BurnabyFr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby 
Exam Times + Location:
Aug 13, 2021
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Instructor:
Tim Swartz
tswartz@sfu.ca
1 778 7824579

Prerequisites:
Recommended: 30 units.
Description
CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:
Research methodology and associated statistical analysis techniques for students with training in the life sciences. Intended to be particularly accessible to students who are not specializing in Statistics. Students cannot obtain credit for STAT 201 if they already have credit for  or are taking concurrently  STAT 101, 203, 205, 285, or any upper division STAT course. Quantitative.
COURSE DETAILS:
This course may be applied to the Certificate in Liberal Arts
STAT Workshop Coordinator: Harsha Perera
Outline:
Aimed at a non mathematical audience, this course discusses procedures that are most commonly used in the summary of statistical surveys and in the interpretation of experimental data. This course covers Chapters 027 excluding chapters 13 and 23. Chapters 7, 11, 19 and 24 are section reviews. Details of the other chapters are as follows:
0. Introduction
 Descriptive Statistics (Chapters 1, 2, and 4 of text) Basic graphical statistics (e.g. bar graphs, pie charts, histograms, time plots, scatterplots) and basic numerical statistics (e.g. mean, median, mode, quartiles, standard deviation, correlation) are discussed. Scales of measurement are distinguished (e.g. nominal, ordinal, ratio and interval).
 Probability (Chapters 3 and 12 of text) The normal distribution is introduced along with probability rules.
 Sampling (Chapter 8 of text) Various sampling designs such as simple random sampling are discussed. The implementation of sampling procedures is also presented.
 Experiments and Observational Studies (Chapters 8 and 9 of text) The design of experiments is introduced with an emphasis on randomization, treatments, subjects, factors, pairing and controls. Comparisons are made with observational studies.
 Data Ethics (Chapters 10)
 Inference (Chapters 15, 16, 17, 18) Concepts related to the construction of confidence intervals (e.g. sampling distributions, confidence level, width, interpretation, the effect of sample size) are discussed. Also basic concepts related to the testing of hypotheses (e.g. hypotheses, pvalues, statistical significance) are presented.
 The Binomial Distribution (Chapter 14)
 Estimation and Testing for One Sample Problems (Chapter 20 and 22 of text) Procedures for means and proportions are discussed with an emphasis on the use of statistical software and the interpretation of results.
 Estimation and Testing for Two Sample Problems (Chapters 21 and 23 of text) Procedures for means and proportions are discussed with an emphasis on the use of statistical software and the interpretation of results.
 One Way ANOVA (Chapter 27 of text) One way analysis of variance procedures are discussed with an emphasis on implementation using statistical software and the interpretation of results.
 ChiSquare Tests (Chapters 6 and 25 of text) Procedures for testing in contingency tables are discussed with an emphasis on the use of statistical software and the interpretation of results. Measures of association are discussed.
 Regression (Chapter 5 and 26 of text) Simple linear regression is introduced with an emphasis on carrying out regression on actual data using statistical software and the interpretation of results. Related concepts including residuals, least squares fit, testing and the construction of confidence intervals is addressed.
Mode of teaching:
 Lecture: MIX of Asynchronous and Synchronous.
 Quizzes: MIX of Asynchronous and Synchronous.
 Midterm: Synchronous; Date: TBA
 Final exam: Synchronous; Date: TBA
 Remote invigilation (Zoom, Proctorio, or other approved software) will be used.
Grading
 Assignments in R (3) 15%
 Midterms (3) 45%
 Final Exam 40%
NOTES:
Above grading is subject to change.
There will be no makeup midterms. You must complete and pass the assignments to pass the course.
REQUIREMENTS:
Student participation in this course will require computer equipment and a reliable internet connection. You may be requested to turn on audio and/or video during certain instructional activities, that may include tests and examinations, though exceptions will be accommodated. If you request such an exception for personal reasons, you must do so in writing to the course instructor by the end of the first week.
Materials
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
To be able to complete the online class successfully, at a minimum you will need a personal computer, access to the internet, a webcam, and a microphone to take online exams.
Zoom will be used to proctor the exams
REQUIRED READING:
Required Textbook:
The Basic Practice of Statistics (8th ed.) & Sapling Plus (Sapling Plus i reccommended but not required)by D. S. Moore, W. I. Notz, and M. A. Fligner. Publisher: W.H. Freeman Publishers
Looseleaf ISBN: 9781319188658 (available at SFU Bookstore)
Other options are available through the MacMillan Learning website.
Department Undergraduate Notes:
Students with Disabilities:
Students requiring accommodations as a result of disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning 7787823112 or csdo@sfu.ca
Tutor Requests:
Students looking for a tutor should visit hhttps://www.sfu.ca/statactsci/allstudents/otherresources/tutoring.html. We accept no responsibility for the consequences of any actions taken related to tutors.
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/s1001.html
TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2021
Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have inperson experiential activities for a selection of courses. 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 inperson 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 7787823112).