Courses & Units

Data Analysis Methods QMS517

Hobart

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Introduction

This unit presents a range of advanced statistical and data analysis techniques used in the marine sciences for students with an existing background in quantitative analysis. The course covers concepts of generalised linear models (GLMs), generalised additive models (GAMs), Bayes rules, bayesian versus frequentist interpretation, Markov chain Monte Carlo fundamentals, hierarchical models, bootstrap, permutation and cross validation tests. An introduction to time series and spectral analysis is given covering correlation, lags, interpolation and filtering techniques, spatial analyis methods (principal component analysis, empirical orthogonal functions, optimal interpolation). The lecture material is complemented by practical sessions using a number of different softare packages, such as R, WINBUGS, Python, with exercises using oceanographic, fisheries, and other marine data sets.

Summary

Unit name Data Analysis Methods
Unit code QMS517
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Ecology and Biodiversity|Oceans and Cryosphere
Coordinator

Dr Simon Wotherspoon

Teaching staff

Dr Simon Wotherspoon, other University staff and external lecturers from marine institutes

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Winter school On-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Winter school 31/5/2021 9/6/2021 21/6/2021 11/7/2021

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Fees

Domestic

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010103 $493.0 $493.0 not applicable $2,402.0

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Requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 week intensive course (5 days) consisting of lectures and tutorial classes. Typically there will be 15-20 hours of lectures and 15-20 hours of tutorial classes.

Assessment

Submittable laboratory/class work (60%) and a project report (40%). Students must pass both components to pass the unit.

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Textbooks

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