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GEOS 4013 - Data Analysis for the Geological Sciences

3 (3-0)

Prerequisite(s): STAT 3573  or the approval of the instructor.

This course focuses on using univariate and multivariate statistics to address geologic problems, and interpreting and understanding data as presented in the scientific literature.  Basic concepts in elementary statistics (p-values, distributions, hypothesis testing) will be reviewed with a geologic viewpoint.  Advanced topics will be applied to geologic examples, and include matrix algebra, eigenvectors, regression, non-parametric resampling, spatial analysis, ordination methods, and multidimensional scaling.  Examples will be taken from various geoscience subfields, and students will apply their understanding to both original projects and previously published work.  Analyses will be performed in the “R” software environment, designed for statistical applications.

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