2 Course Details

2.1 Project

  • Goal is for you to learn the methods covered in this course by applying to a real problem you are familiar with
  • You are required to work in groups of 3, identify a dataset, preferably related to your research and analyze it
  • At the end of the course, submit a short report and make a 10-minute presentation
    • Use reporting guidelines from the Equator network as relevant
  • The methods used will naturally limited to those covered during this introductory course. However, you can discuss what other methods would be needed to answer the research question satisfactorily.

2.2 Suggested References

  • Many books available for free via McGill libraries, for example:
    • Biostatistics with R: An Introduction to Statistics through Biological Data, Babak Shahbaba, Springer, 2012
    • A tiny handbook of R, Mike Allerhand, Springer-Verlag, 2011
  • Lecture material for this course is drawn from a variety of sources including: