Environmental Study Design

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

Dr. Roger H. Green will be presenting a free one day workshop entitled Environmental Study Design; Friday, Feb. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  His lecture will be held in Arts 117.  The presentation is free and so is the parking.
This one day workshop will cover:

  • Principles of study design, with examples
  • Spatial pattern, statistical assumptions, and transformation of variables
  • Choice of sampling method and sample unit size
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Estimating necessary number of samples
  • Allocation of sampling effort in space and time
  • Criteria for choice of response variable(s)
  • Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) designs:  random, paired, nested, factorial
  • Reference sites, reference conditions  
  • Before and After Control Impact (BACI) designs specialized methods
  • Pilot studies, preliminary sampling, & ground-truth remote-sensing data
  • Use of "parametric" statistics
  • Philosophy of inference:  hypothesis testing, Bayesians, experiments, and other topics
  • Structure description vs. process understanding
  • Cost-effective environmental studies

Register by calling 277-7222 or e-mail rsvp@pwsrcac.org.  Registration is limited.
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