Introduction to Statistical Modelling
Module: Models in paleobiology and phylogenetics (CE-V3)
This course will provide an introduction to statistical modelling and Bayesian inference. Through a combination of lectures and practical exercises, students will learn how to construct and apply model-based approaches to problems in paleobiology. Students will learn how to simulate data and perform inference using biologically and geologically informed models, as well as how explore the fit and limitations of existing models.
Lead instructorRachel Warnock
FormLecture once week for 2 hours.
Evaluation5 page written report based on a personal project.
The course is taught together with Phylogenetics.