ENV-521 / 4 credits

Teacher:

Language: English


Summary

Introduction to multivariate data analysis and modelling. The course helps for a critical choice of methods and their integration in a research planning. It prepares for complexe data analysis in various fields of environemental sciences. Use of dedicated R libraries

Content

Keywords

Multivariable analysis, statistics for complexe data sets

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Probabilities and statistics

Experimental Design and Data Analysis with R" (EDDAR - ENG 467)

 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Select appropriately methods for data analysis knowing the basic principles of calculation in the field of their application
  • Construct a plan for data analysis
  • Interpret properly the results given by the different methods
  • Apply the methods with exercices and a personal project
  • Work out / Determine means for combining data from two or more independant data sets describing the same objects and test the relationship

Teaching methods

Lecture and exercises on computer, personel project for applying methods.

Expected student activities

Participating at the lecture and reading the hand-out

Applying the various methods with the exercices and provided data set

Personal project with report and defense

 

 

Assessment methods

50 % project report during the semester
50 % oral exam (30 min) during exam session on the personal project

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes

Resources

Bibliography

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Legendre, P., & Legendre, L. (2012) Numerical Ecology. 3e ed., Elsevier ***

Jongman, R.H.G, Ter Braak, C.J.F. & Van Tongeren, O.F.R. (1987) Data analysis in community and landscape ecology. PUDOC, Wageningen

Borcard, D., Gillet, F. & Legendre, P. (2011) Numerical Ecology with R. Springer Verlag.*

 

*** for theory and fundamental concepts

* to work with R (codes)

 

Ressources en bibliothèque

Notes/Handbook

Available on Moodle.epfl.ch

Websites

Moodle Link

Prerequisite for

Master project

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Multivariate statistics with R in environment
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Multivariate statistics with R in environment
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Multivariate statistics with R in environment
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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