BIOL 300: Biostatistics Statistical quotations There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics. Benjamin Disraeli / Mark Twain Statistical quotations There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics. Benjamin Disraeli / Mark Twain
Professor:Dr. Luke HarmonDepartment of Zoology Office: 1370 BiosciencesOffice Hours: 2 - 4 pm Mondays(or after class)e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assignments (homework) 10%
Lab exam (final week of term) 10%
(eight days after they are assigned)
(September 18- 22)
Statistics - technology used to describe and measure aspects of nature from samples
Statistics lets us quantify the uncertainty of these measures
Inventor of fingerprints,
study of heredity of quantitative traits
Regression & correlation
Also: efficacy of prayer,
attractiveness as function of
distance from London
The Genetical Theory of
Founder of population genetics
Analysis of variance
etc., etc., etc.
We try to predict or explain a response variable from an explanatory variable.
Population parameters are constants whereas estimates are random variables, changing from one random sample to the next from the same population.