BIOL 300: Biostatistics
Announcements for the class will be posted in this section as the term proceeds. Especially if you miss a class, check here for any new info.
Assignments (and answers, later)
Kim Gilbert <email@example.com>
Sections: Monday 11 and 2
Office hours: Mon. 1-2 in the stats lab; homework box outside Biodiv 312
Becca Kordas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sections: Wednesday 11
Office hours: 10-11 Wed.
Kate Ostevik <email@example.com>
Sections: Wednesday 2 and Friday 2
Office hours: 4-5 Friday in the stats lab
Alathea Letaw, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sections: Friday 11
Office hours: Thrusday 11-12
Kira Delmore, email@example.com
Sections: Tuesday 9 and Thursday 9
Office hours: Tuesday 11-12 in the Stats Lab
Classes are 14:00 TTh in Wesbrook 100.
Lab Sessions are held in Biol. Sci. room 2078. Labs start the third week of term.
Assignment answers are displayed on this web page (see above, starting the Monday after the assignment is due).
The midterm will be held in-class sometime in October. Date will determined by majority vote in class.
Assignments are due on Fridays at 2 pm (at least a week after they are posted). Turn the assignments in to your TA from lab; they'll have a box outside their door.
The final exam will be scheduled by UBC in early October. Location will be determined by UBC. The exam will last 2.5 hours.
The textbook for this course is The Analysis of Biological Data by Whitlock and Schluter. All royalties from sales of the book at UBC Vancouver will be donated to Oxfam.
There are also many references on reserve and otherwise in Woodward Library.
Mid-term date: TBD.
Final exam date: TBD. The final exam will cover material from the whole course. It will last 2.5 hours.
The course grade will be averaged in the following way:
Your performance on the exams is expected to reflect your own work, not that of other people. University policy dictates stern penalties for those who copy the work of others or allow their own work to be copied. On assignments, it is acceptable to work in groups, but it is not acceptable to copy another's work or allow your work to be copied.
If you miss the midterm with a legitimate excuse (either by pre-arrangement or an acceptable medical emergency with doctor's note), no make-up midterm will be offered. The final exam grade will be used in place of the midterm in the final grade assessment.
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