300224 VU Multivariate statistical methods in ecology (2021S)
- Registration is open from Th 11.02.2021 08:00 to Th 25.02.2021 18:00
- Deregistration possible until We 31.03.2021 18:00
The course is scheduled as one block, from March 8-12, daily from 0900-1700. The entire class will be in distance-learning format and held online.
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
Successful participants will gain a working understanding of the mathematical and computational mechanics behind the most commonly used statistical methods in ecology. They will understand how to interpret graphical and tabular output from univariate, bivariate and multivariate analyses of ecological datasets as presented in scientific papers and reports. The lecture also explains backgrounds of statistical thinking, hypothesis testing, study planning and experimental design.
The written exam and test exercises will focus on these aspects, and a total of 20 points may be awarded, where the following total points correspond to grades 5-1: 0-10 points = 5, 11-13 = 4, 13-15 = 3, 15-17 = 2, >18 = 1.