Search results - Data Analysis in Ecology (with credit)
|Types||Online and Distance Learning|
|Dates||Wed 31 Oct to Wed 5 Dec 2012|
|Application status||Closed to new applications|
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Data Analysis in Ecology is a short, stand-alone training course that is taught entirely online. It can be taken from anywhere in the world and is relevant to an international audience. It will appeal to a variety of students and practitioners in conservation and management who want to improve their ability to display ecological data, and to use descriptive and inferential statistics to analyse their results from field surveys. The course introduces students to the use of the following software: QED statistics and R.
This course can be taken with academic credit (assignment of up to 2,000 words) or without academic credit. This page relates to taking the course WITH CREDIT. For information about taking this course without academic credit, please click here.
Each topic is covered via guided reading, online activities, and discussion forums. All the reading material is embedded into the course, but students additionally have access to the University's electronic resources and online journals, which they will need to use for some of the activities. Participants are expected to study on, and contribute to the course for 10-15 hours per week. Additionally, if the course is being taken for accreditation, participants will have to complete an assessment. There is a suggested calendar of activity that participants can use to assist them in completing the course within the allocated five weeks.
Minimum IT Requirements
Please note that this course is taken online; to participate in our online courses we recommend the following minimum computer specification.
Those wishing to may apply to take the course with
accreditation. The University of Oxford Department for
Continuing Education offers Credit accumulation and Transfer
Scheme (CATS) points for the course. Participants contributing
to all the forums and successfully completing the
assessment will obtain 10 CATS-equivalent points (FHEQ level 7)
which may be counted towards a postgraduate
Assessment will be based on submission of an assignment, not exceeding 2000 words.
The topics covered in the course in Data Analysis in Ecology include:
- The use of statistics and types of data
- Descriptive statistics
- Processing and presenting data
- The normal distribution and data transformations
- Hypothesis testing, confidence intervals and comparisons of two sample means
- Analysing frequencies
- Finding correlations
- Regression analysis
- Introducing analysis of variance; one-way and two-way ANOVAs
- When to use non-parametric statistics and a brief overview of advanced statistics
Dr Thomas Hesselberg
- Students must engage with, and contribute to all the discussion forums via the course VLE;
- Students must submit a summative assignment of up to 2,000 words consisting of a portfolio of short exercises and calculations. Pass mark set at 50%. Work awarded 70% or over will qualify for a distinction.
The course is taken entirely online but is tutor-led by an experienced University of Oxford researcher.
- Programme Fee
- Course fee: £675.00
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The fees for taking this course with academic credit are:
- Accredited rate: £675.00
Sorry, this course is not currently accepting applications. If you have any questions about this course, please use the course enquiry form.