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Ecological Core Concepts -- The science of ecology -- Statistical analysis

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View Resource Assessing Gains in Undergraduate Students' Abilities to Analyze Graphical Data

The authors of this TIEE Research Paper assessed analytical and graphing abilities in undergraduate students at four colleges and universities. The authors integrated use of graphing and data...

View Resource Data-rich Case Studies Improve Students' Abilities to Interpret Graphs in a Large Non-majors Course

The authors of this TIEE Research Paper evaluated the use of data-intensive case studies and small group discussion on students' quantitative abilities in a large environmental science lecture...

View Resource Demography from physical cemeteries, "virtual cemeteries," and census data

In this exercise, students will use data concerning lifespan and demography to generate graphs, compare the survivorship curves of two cohort groups with Logrank (Mantel-Cox) tests, and explain the...

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View Resource Drivers of Avian Local Species Richness: Continental-Scale Gradients, Regional LAndscape, or Local Land Cover?

Students use data to test hypotheses on breeding bird species richness. Students will exercise critical thinking skills to interpret data sets and maps. They will then create graphic presentations...

View Resource Energy Balance and Trophic Status in Fish

In this activity, students work with a dataset to investigate energy balance in animals that have different feeding behaviors (diurnal/nocturnal) and diets (e.g., carnivore/detritivore).

View Resource Investigating human impact on stream ecology: locally and nationally

This activity is intended for students to lead investigations on stream ecology. Students will exercise critical thinking skills to interpret data sets and maps regarding water quality and usage. ...

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View Resource Pathways to Scientific Teaching, Chapter 3c of 7: Determining confidence: sex and statistics

In this article we demonstrate the use of a primary research paper as an assessment tool, helping to determine how well students understand a biological concept and their ability to interpret...

View Resource Quadrat Sampling: A Computer-Generated Laboratory Exercise

Obtaining spatial distributions by quadrat sampling can be difficult because field work tends to yield inconclusive data. This article describes a computer program that generates different spatial...

View Resource Randomization Tests and Spatially Autocorrelated Data

This article discusses ecological data, particular spatially autocorrelated data, resampling techniques, and randomization techniques. It describes the use of randomization tests, with spatially...

View Resource Randomization Tests Using Standard Statistical Software

This article describes the general applicability of randomization methods to data that are not conducive to traditional analyses, without the use of specialized software.

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