BB839: Planning and evaluation of biological studies



The aim of this course is to provide students with the tools to explore, analyse, and interpret data, and to present the results of biological studies.
The course builds on knowledge acquired in previous courses in mathematics and statistics.
The course gives an academic basis for work carried out in individual study activities and the masters project.

In relation to the competence profile of the degree it is the explicit focus of the course to:
Develop skills in data exploration, visualisation and interpretation.
Develop the students’ competence to undertake appropriate quantitative analysis of the student’s own data (e.g. masters project).
Develop skills to critically evaluate statistical analyses (e.g. in scientific papers/presentations).
Develop skills to use the R statistical software for analysis and graphing.
Structure personal learning
ECTS-point5,0 ECTS