When & Where: Mon & Wed, 12:20 in BIO Rm. 305
Who: Dave Jenkins & Lina Sanchez
Recorded lectures are available on youtube
Schedule:
Week 
Videos etc. (before class) 
Reading (before class) 
InClass Topics 
Assignments 
1 (2224 Aug) 
swirlstats.com 
R is still hot and getting hotter Hector Ch. 1 & Appendix 
Course overview & goals
The new statistics 
Install software
Make a plot in R. Any plot. 
2 (2931 Aug)  Data basics (youtube)
or read it 
Hypotheses 1 , 2 , 3  Readings discussion
Baby names data (DB) 
Homework #1
(Due 7 Sep) 
3 (57 Sep)  LABOR DAY – – – –  – – – –
Quinn & Keough excerpt (DB) Aho et al (2014) (DB) 
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Designing research for model selection (DB) 
Homework #2
(Due 12 Sep) 
4 (1214 Sep)  Study design & model selection  Helicopter experiment  Design & conduct helicopter expt.  Homework #3
(Due 19 Sep) 
5 (1921 Sep)  Graphing A (youtube)  Getting Started with Charts in R  Graphing lab I  Homework #4
(Due 26 Sep) 
6 (2628 Sep)  Probability (youtube)  Testing parametric assumptions  Testing Normality & Variance  Homework #5
(Due 3 Oct) 
7 (35 Oct)  z and ttests (youtube)  Hector (2015) Ch. 2 & 3  Doing ttests  Homework #6
(Due 10 Oct) 
8 (1012 Oct)  ANOVAs II (youtube)  Hector (2015) Ch. 6
Anderson et al. (2000) (DB) Anderson & Burnham (2002) (DB) 
ANOVAs II
Readings discussion 
Homework #7
(Due 17 Oct) 
9 (1719 Oct)  boxplot, SD, SE, or CI?  Hector (2015) Ch. 5  CIs etc.  Homework #8
(Due 25 Oct) 
10 (2426 Oct)  Bivariate Regressions (youtube)  Hector (2015) Ch. 4
Warton et al. (2002) (DB) 
Linear Regressions  Homework #9
(Due 31 Oct) 
11 (31 Oct – 2
Nov) 
ANCOVAs (youtube)  Hector (2015) Ch. 7  ANCOVAs  Homework #10
(Due 7 Nov) 
12 (79 Nov)  Generalized Linear Models I (youtube)  [Hector (2015) Ch. 8, 9  GLMs I (DB)  Homework #11
(Due 14 Nov) 
13 (1416 Nov)  Intro to mixed effects models (youtube)  Hector (2015) Ch. 10  MixedEffect ANOVAs  Homework #12
(Due 28 Nov) 
14 (2123 Nov)  Logistic regressions
THANKSGIVING 
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Logistic Regressions  
15 (2830 Nov)  – – – – 
Review above

Practice 1
Cumulative Final Exam to you 30^{th} 

16 (57 Dec)  Finals Week  Finals Week  Finals Week  Final DUE 7th 
 R – follow links and instructions for your operating system. Install this before RStudio.
 RStudio – follow links and instructions for your operating system.
 VLC for Windows or Mac – or other software (e.g., this one) for mp4 files (online lectures)
 Dropbox – install and see the PCB6466 folder. Files will be added here as the semester progresses.
Other R Resources
Miscellany of Interest:
 A new way to judge regressions
 Touchon & McCoy (2016) – “bye bye to pvalues and R is where its at”
 Textbook at allbookstores.com (a metasearch among bookstores)
 Analytical flowchart (from Samuels & Witmer 1999)
 Central Limit Theorem java applet
 An interview with Ben Bolker on appropriate use of stats for ecologists