Statistical Modelling of Biological Data
SCQF level 11
Academic year(s): 2017-2018
SCOTCAT credits : 20
ECTS credits : 10
Level : SCQF level 11
Statistical modelling is an indispensible tool for the analysis of scientific data. This advanced level module will introduce methods for fitting models to biological data, mainly using R software. Approaches will include multiple regression, GLMs, and GAMs. We will consider some of the difficulties that can occur in modelling biological data sets e.g. temporal autocorrelation, and will look at ways to check and test models. We will consider approaches to model selection. The course will also cover multivariate techniques such as cluster analysis.
Co-requisite(s): You must also take BL5111
Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take MT5753
Weekly contact: 4 x 1-hour lectures and 4 x 3-hour labs and 1 x 2-hour seminar. Four weeks in total.
As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%
Re-assessment: Resubmission of failed item(s) of Coursework