Environmental data & analysis
Environmental data & analysis 2023-24
Ysgol Gwyddorau Eigion
Modiwl - Semester 1 a 2
This module provides students with the fundamental skills required by natural scientists to answer scientific questions with environmental data.
Theory is put into practice through computer sessions, to apply a range of data analysis techniques to environmental data. In the first semester students are introduced to the scientific method, how to describe samples numerically and graphically, and how to test hypotheses statistically to identify differences and relationships between variables.
In the second semester, as well as additional statistical theory and practical sessions, skills are applied in a subject specific project. In this project, students conduct a scientific investigation, including collecting and analysing data; the results of this data analysis are communicated in the style of a scientific report.
Threshold - (D- grade) A threshold student should have a basic knowledge of the scientific method, have a basic ability to quantitatively manipulate datasets using a range of fundamental mathematical tools using appropriate computer software, and be able to use and interpret statistical tests.
Good - (B grade) A good student should show competancy in quantitatively manipulating datasets using a range of fundamental mathematical tools, have a good ability to interpret datasets and be able to confidently use and interpret statistical tests using appropriate computer software.
Excellent - (A grade) An excellent student should have demonstrated a sophisticated knowledge of quantitatively manipulating datasets using a range of fundamental mathematical tools, have an advanced ability to interpret datasets and be highly skilled in the use and interpretation of statistical tests using appropriate computer software.
Scientific Report Students acquire, process, analysis, interpret and discuss field-acquired data.
BB_Test_1 - Scientific method and describing samples
BB_Test_2 - Data analysis and hypothesis testing