Seminar Special Topics course Environmental Data Analysis W2016

Environmental Data Analysis (ENVS 6452*02), Winter 2016
This course will examine statistical techniques commonly used for analyzing
environmental data. The selection of techniques may vary from year to year so
students should check with the instructor beforehand. In 2016 we will focus on
Structural Equation Modelling, a 'family of statistical models designed to test a
conceptual or theoretical model'. Assignments will consist of finding published
research papers that make use of the technique that we look at, and discussing
these applications. In addition, students will analyze data sets assigned to them.
Emphasis will be placed on peer and collaborative learning. Pre-requisite: at least
1 undergraduate course in statstics and preferably some experience using R.