Statistics for Agricultural and Natural Resource Professionals
(3.0 cr; Prerequisite: College algebra and/or consent of instructor)
NR 5021 introduces graduate students to statistical concepts in the agricultural, environmental, and natural resources disciplines. The course encompasses applied and theoretical techniques commonly used in these disciplines. A key component of the course is learning how to analyze diverse data sources using the R programming language.
To manage our environment sustainably, professionals must understand the quality and quantity of our resources. Statistical analysis provides information that supports management decisions and is universally used across scientific disciplines. Although the general topic of the course focuses on applied statistical analyses in the environmental, agricultural, and natural resources disciplines, we will spend considerable time and effort on the theoretical methods common to these areas of study.