(Co-ordinator: Trevor Hancock)
Teaching of Biometrics at the undergraduate level in the Faculty of Sciences is provided, at levels II to IV, through the courses Biometry, Agricultural Experimentation and Advanced Biometry. In addition, the course Research Methodology and Experimentation is offered for postgraduate students, staff and external researchers.
Biometry provides an introduction to Regression Analysis and Analysis of Variance, and introduces the statistical package GenStat for MS Windows. In addition, Sampling Methods and Nonparametric Tests are described, and basic methods for displaying and summarizing data are reviewed.
Agricultural Experimentation extends on from Biometry to expand the undergraduate students understanding of the basic concepts of Experimental Design and Data Analysis. Both courses have a large applied component via the weekly tutorial, held in the Waite Computing Laboratories.
Advanced Biometry explores more advanced methodology for Design of Experiments and Data Analysis. The student demonstrates these skills through an Individual Project. Advanced Biometry is intended for the undergraduate student planning to complete Honours in BiometricsSA, or other disciplines in the Faculty, where advanced knowledge of Biometrics is desired. (It can also be taken, as a supplemented (S) course by the postgraduate student, following completion of Research Methodology and Experimentation.)
Research Methodology and Experimentation is a Graduate Pool Course for the postgraduate student (either doing a coursework or research higher degree). It is offered both over the twelve weeks of Semester I or as an intensive two week Short-Course during the mid-year break. The course matter has similarity to the material presented in Biometry and Agricultural Experimentation and includes introduction to the statistical package GenStat for MS Windows.
Coursework postgraduate students who whish to have this 3 point course recognized as a part of their higher degree program (award) should enrol through the normal University enrolment process.
Research higher degree postgraduate students and staff of the Faculty of Sciences and SARDI who whish to attend this course should enrol by completing the enrollment form. Staff external to the Faculty of Sciences or SARDI should email Trevor.Hancock@adelaide.edu.au for a brochure and enrollment form.
For additional details see the Course Outlines below :