M.INC.1002: Statistics for Field Biologists

Learning outcome:
Learning outcome, core skills:
This module aims to provide a basic understanding of statistical analysis. A special emphasis is made on methods and requirements applicable to field biologists. It includes a lecture and a set of practical lessons during 15 days. The most common and practical software packages, Excel and SPSS, are demonstrated.
Requirements: basics of applied statistics, study design and databases, selection and application of tests depending on biologically most common data (continuous, binomial, count and categorical), visual presentation of data, comparison of independent and dependent samples, relationships between variables, and multivariate analysis. One day between the course and the exam is allocated for individual work.

Courses and examinations
1. Statistics for Field Biologists (Lecture) (Lecture, 2 SWS)

2.Statistics for Field Biologists (Exercise, 2 SWS)

Exam: Written exam (90 Minutes)

Prerequisite for examination:
Students understand the basic aspects of statistics which are used in field biology and know how to apply modern methods to collect and analyze data. They know which statistical methods are most appropriate, how to apply them, how to extrapolate data and how to explain the results of data analysis. The course covers a broad spectrum of topics from data qualities to multivariate analysis and visual presentation of data.

180 h (56/124 h, Präsenzzeit/Selbststudium)

Admission requirements:

Recommended previous knowledge:


Person responsible for module:
Dr. Igor Khorozyan

Course frequency:
Academic Term each winter semester

One semester

Number of repeat examinations permitted:

Recommended Semester:
First Semester

Maximum number of students: