EVS 430 Advanced Quantitative Methods

Course Notes and Data

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First Day
Intro to the Course
Section 1 (Chapters 1-2):
Fire-Ant Opening Talk
Sampling Problems
Data Types
Treatments and Controls
Samples and Populations
Modelling Data
Assignments and Data sets
First Assignment: FireAnts.pdf and jpg of Fire Ant Map
FireAntsPart2.pdf and Excel file of Fire Ant observations
NaCl instructions and NaCl data
Section 2 (Chapters 3-4):
Hypothesis Testing 1
Statistical Tests
Statistical Tests continued
Nonparametric Statistical Tests
Assignments and Data sets
Random.pdf and HistogramsofDistributions.xlsx
Worked example 4.1:Powerplant data
Worked example 4.3:Invertebrate at sewage outflow
Fireant Treatment Result Assignment and TreatmentResults.xlsx
Non-normal data
t and F test practice
Excel functions for T and Probability
See Fig. 2.10: Data for box-and-whiskers plots
Section 3 (Chapters 5-6):
Correlation and Regression
F test for regression fit
Covariance matrices
Project management
Chi-Squared tests
Assignments and Data sets
Data for Correlation with pH
Example 5.1 Data
Data for Regression
River Pools opening assignment
Chi-squared examples
Hackberry data
Section 4 (Chapter 7):
Classification schemes
Background for article
Article for discussion
Assignments and Data sets
Barataria sediment samples and data set
ANOVA example 7.1 problem
ANOVA example 7.5 problem
Contamination problem
Soil remediation problem and data set
Alternative regression fits
Frequency analysis
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