The course is assessed by four assignments, each worth 25% (in total 100%). There is no final exam.
Assignments give you practice in analysing data and presenting results in a written report. You will be expected to use R for analysis.
The assignments will involve time and effort, but are an opportunity for you to learn not only statistical modeling techniques, but to develop your writing skills. We discuss how to write a report during lectures, and provide considerable support especially for students who have not had the chance to develop their scientific writing skills.
Crawley, M.J. 2005. Statistics : an introduction using R. 327pp.
Crawley, M.J. 2007. The R book. 942pp.
Faraway, J.J. 2005. Linear models in R. 229pp.
Faraway, J.J. 2006. Extending the linear models with R. 301pp.
These are on a one-day restricted loan in the Physical Science Library.