Methods in Experimental Ecology I (PCB 6466): Fall 2021
 Time: Wednesdays & Fridays (2:003:20)
 Room: Bio 305
 Instructor: Dave Jenkins, office = BIO 111B, email [david.jenkins AT ucf.edu] for help / meetings
 TA: Fede Borghesi office = BIO 111, email [flopezborghesi AT knights.ucf.edu] for help / meetings
Textbook: Hector. 2015. The New Statistics with R. Available FREE thru UCF Library (with your login)
Resources
Learn how to design, analyze and interpret experiments and quantitative observations. Introduction to modern statistical software and basic statistical methods needed to collect, organize and interpret data critically. For beginning graduate and senior undergraduate researchers, this course bridges between undergraduate stats and Methods II.
Week  Videos etc. (before class)  Reading (before class)  InClass Topics  Assignments 
1:
Aug 25, 27 Passcode: 4%T3$?%= 
Installing R & RStudio  Popularity of stats software
Hector Ch. 1 & Appendix 
Course overview & goals The new statistics 

2:
Sep 1, 3 Passcode: J3sE.+LT

Hypotheses 1 , 2 
Readings discussion Handling Data (v2) in R 
(Due 8 Sep) 

3:
Sep 8, 10 
Experimental Designs 1  Helicopter experiment

So many choices 
(Due 15 Sep) 
4:
Sep 15, 17 
How To Graph in RStudio: The Basics  Tufte in R
Getting Started with Charts in R R cheat sheets (!) including ggplot 
(Due 22 Sep) 

5:
Sep 22, 24 
Probabilities  Normality tests I  Normality & Variance 
(Due 29 Sep) 
6:
Sep 29, Oct 1 
Z and ttests 
Hector (2015) Ch. 2 & 3 
t tests 
(Due 6 Oct) 
7:
Oct 6, 8 
ANOVAs II  Hector (2015) Ch. 6  Readings discussion 
(Due 13 Oct) 
8:
Oct 13, 15 
Hector (2015) Ch. 5 
(Due 20 Oct) 

9:
Oct 20

OLS Regressions
FRI: F’Ball game 
Hector (2015) Ch. 6  Linear & SMA regressions 
(Due 27 Oct) 
10:
Oct 27, 29 
ANCOVAs 
Hector (2015) Ch. 7 
ANCOVAs 
(Due 3 Nov) 
11:
Nov 3, 5 
Generalized Linear Models I  Hector (2015) Ch. 8, 9  GLMs I
GLMs II & CART ( new! improved!) 
(Due 10 Nov) 
12:
Nov 10, 12

Hector (2015) Ch. 10 
Mixed Effect ANOVAs 
(Due 17 Nov) 

13:
Nov 17, 19 

Plotting complex models 
(Due 1 Dec) 

14:
Nov 24 
Intro to Multivariate Analyses
FRI: T’GIVING 
ordinations.R (as txt)  no homework  
15:
Dec 1, 3 
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– – – –  Study design & analyses, revisited  
16 
Finals Week 
Finals Week  Finals Week 
Final DUE FRI DEC 10^{th} 