# Biometry

 Title ΒΙΟΜΕΤΡΙΑ / Biometry Code ΒΑΖΝ701 Faculty Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment School Agriculture Cycle / Level 2nd / Postgraduate, 3rd / Doctorate Teaching Period Spring Common Yes Status Active Course ID 420000558

 Academic Year 2017 – 2018 Class Period Winter Faculty Instructors Georgios Menexes 78hrs Weekly Hours 3 Total Hours 78 Class ID 600103364
Course Type 2016-2020
• Background
• Scientific Area
• Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
• Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
• Greek (Instruction, Examination)
• English (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Students should be familiar with the use of computers. Students should have attended courses on Statistics and Agricultural Experimentation.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1) Explain fundamental ideas of Probability and Statistics and the theory behind the commonly used statistical techniques. 2) Apply suitable statistical techniques correctly for solving biological problems. 3) Analyze data using common statistical software and interpret outputs. 4) Prepare statistical reports and make presentations. 5) Communicate with a statistician.
General Competences
• Apply knowledge in practice
• Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
• Make decisions
• Work autonomously
• Work in teams
• Work in an international context
• Work in an interdisciplinary team
• Generate new research ideas
• Design and manage projects
• Respect natural environment
• Be critical and self-critical
• Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to Biometry. Descriptive and Inferential Statistics. Confidence intervals. Parametric and non-Parametric statistical tests. Agricultural experimentation and introduction to Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). Introduction to linear models (general/mixed). Methodology for setting up and statistically analysing data coming from simple experiments (Completely Randomized Design, Randomized Complete Block Design, Latin Square Design, Balanced Lattice Design). Methodology for setting up and statistically analysing data coming from factorial experiments (with crossed and/or nested factor structure). Statistical analysis of data coming from split plot designs and designs with repeated measures. Statistical analysis of data coming from designs combined over locations and/or years. Multiple linear and non linear regression. Introduction to Multivariate-Multidimensional Data Analysis. Principal Components Analysis, Hierarchical Cluster Analysis, biplot-analysis, Discriminant Analysis. Statistical Analyses for categorical data. Contingency tests. Introduction to Correspondence Analysis. Analysis of biological data with statistical software.
Keywords
Experimental designs, Analysis of Variance, Linear and non linear Regression, Multivariate Data Analysis, Statistical Software
Educational Material Types
• Notes
• Slide presentations
• Multimedia
• Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
• Use of ICT in Course Teaching
• Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Powerpoint, video, Excel, SPSS, educational software-tutorial, email.
Course Organization
Lectures
Seminars
Tutorial
Written assigments
Total
Student Assessment
Description
80% written exams 20% Project
Student Assessment methods
• Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
• Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
• Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
• Performance / Staging (Formative)
• Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1) Φωτιάδης, Ν. (1995). "Εισαγωγή στη Στατιστική για βιολογικές επιστήμες". Θεσσαλονίκη: University Studio Preee (Κωδικός Εύδοξος: 17225). 2) Φασούλας, Α. (2008). "Στοιχεία Πειραματικής Στατιστικής". Θεσσαλονίκη: Εκδόσεις Γαρταγάνη.(Κωδικός Εύδοξος: 1944).