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Bio 100: Introduction to Scientific Analysis
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Updated: August 17, 2015


Lecture: Fri 8:00-8:50 am (other instructors teach other sections)
Activity: Thurs 9:00-10:50 am, 11-12:50, 100-2:50
(other instructors teach other sections)
Lab: no lab
Prerequisite: Bio 1, Bio 2, Stat 1 (or instructor permission)
Scheduling: Every semester, next offered Fall 2015
Units: 2
Website: http://www.csus.edu/indiv/c/colemanr/courses/bio100/bio100.html

Syllabus: WordPerfect document PDF Word html updated for Fall 2015


Catalog description:

BIO 100. Introduction to Scientific Analysis. The following concepts are addressed in this course: Anatomy of scientific literature, reading and writing scientific papers, proper citation formats, basic interpretation of tables and figures, graphical analysis, basic statistical analysis, experimental design to effectively test a hypothesis, effective presentation of an experiment. Lecture one hour. Activity two hours.
Prerequisite: BIO 1, BIO 2, and STAT 1.

Ambrose et al. 2007 Text: Ambrose, H.W. III, K.P. Ambrose, D.J. Emlen, and K.L. Bright (2007) A Handbook of Biological Investigation. Seventh Edition. Hunter Textbooks, Winston-Salem, North Carolina ISBN: 0-88725-331-8. REQUIRED






Term Paper

Handout, updated for Fall 2015

Sample term paper proposal

Topic Handouts

Video Tutorial (these are large files and take awhile to load)

Sample Output
Basic Spreadsheet in Excel wpd pdf   Excel spreadsheet
Graphing Using Excel wpd pdf   Excel spreadsheet



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