CB 399: Technologies for Data Analysis for Experimental Biologists Fall 2013

Technologies for Data Analysis for Experimental Biologists
Nanocourse Director: David Van Vactor
Curriculum Fellow: Melanie Stefan, Melanie_Stefan@hms.harvard.edu

ATTENDANCE AT BOTH SESSIONS IS REQIURED FOR THE NANOCOURSE. PLEASE ENROLL EVEN IF YOU ARE AUDITING (POST-DOCS, FACULTY, STAFF). PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO STUDENTS ALSO ENROLLED IN THE FUNDAMENTALS FOR DATA ANALYSIS NANOCOURSE. 

This course is designed to be taken in conjunction with the "Fundamentals of Data Analysis for Experimental Biologists" Nanocourse, but can also be taken as a standalone course. This course will teach students to use the JMP statistical software, which is available to everybody in the Harvard community. This will enable students to

- Implement the concepts learned in the "Fundamentals of Data Analysis"

nanocourse (e.g. summary statistics, parametric and nonparametric testing, correlations)

- Use the software to illustrate some of the concepts and improve statistical intuition (e.g. on p values, confidence intervals and sample

distribution)

- Learn the basics of JMP and be able to use it to analyse their own research data in the future

The focus of this course will be on exercises, both in class and at home. Students should bring their laptops with JMP installed (information on how to do this will be provided in advance). Everyone (including auditors) is required to sign up and attend both sessions.

Students enrolled for the "Fundamentals of Data Analysis" nanocourse will be given priority.

Assignments:

Students will be given an assignment to complete before Day 1 (which consists of installing JMP and going through an entry-level tutorial). There will also be two take-home assignments, one after each day of class.

Schedule:

First Session: Friday, October 18, 2013 10 AM – 1 PM
Location: TMEC 448

Second Session: Friday, October 25, 2013 10 AM – 1 PM
Location: TMEC 334

 

 

DROP DEADLINE: Friday, October 11, 2013