Course Topics
 Key: Unstudied, ~ Current, ✔ Completed, ☆ Reference
 ☆ Blackboard Class Page (Resource)
 University of Missouri Blackboard site.
 ☆ Assignments (Resource)
 A list of assignments and the due dates.
 ✔ Introduction (Overview) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 Outline of the class structure and resources.
 ✔ References (Reference) (pdf)
 List of the class resources that cover this material in greater depth.
 ✔ Spreadsheets (Spreadsheet)
 The use of spreadsheets in this class.
 ✔ Video (Video)
 Class videos
 ☆ Homework (Homework) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
 Class Homework
Section 1 (General Topics)
 ✔ Samples and Populations (Sampling) (pdf) (Questions) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 Defining what a sample and a population
 ✔ Randomness (Sampling) (pdf) (Questions) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 What is Random?
 ✔ Questions (Sampling) (pdf) (Questions) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 Defining what we are going to study.
 ✔ Data Types (Analysis) (pdf) (Questions) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 Why not all numbers are equal?
 ✔ How to make a table (Presentation) (pdf) (Questions) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 How to properly format for a table?
 ✔ How to make a figure (Presentation) (pdf) (Questions) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 How to properly format for a figure?
 ✔ How to make a memo (Presentation) (pdf) (Questions)
 How to properly format for a memo?
 ✔ How to make a report (Presentation) (pdf) (Questions)
 How to properly format for a report?
 ✔ Citing Information Resources (Presentation) (pdf) (Questions)
 How do you reference others work.
Section 2 (Statistical Review)
 ✔ Distributions (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 Data distributions.
 ✔ Measures of Central Tendency (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
 What is the center of your distribution.
 ✔ Weighted means (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
 How to calculate a weighted mean.
 ✔ Measures of Dispersion (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
 What is the spread of your distribution.
 ✔ Histograms (Presentation) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
 How to create a histogram.
 ✔ Accuracy and Precision (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 Defining Accuracy and Precision in distributions.
 ✔ Types of Error (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 Defining of errors in testing.
 ✔ Confidence interval for single sample mean (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
 A single sample confidence interval.
 ✔ Confidence interval for 2 sample means (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 A two sample confidence interval.
 ✔ Scatter Graph (Presentation) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 How to create a scatter graph.
Section 3 (Sampling General)
 ✔ Sampling Probability (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 When sampling the probability of selecting an individual is different by the sampling method.
 ✔ Random Sampling (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 How to take random samples.
 ✔ Systematic Sampling (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 How to take systematic samples.
 ✔ Stratified Sampling (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 How to take stratified samples.
 ✔ Expansion Factors (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 How to report your plot densities in standard units.
 ✔ Sample Size Determination (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
 How many samples should you take.
 ✔ Sequential Sampling (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 How to determine the sample size as you are sampling.
Section 4 (Statistical Testing)
 ✔ Standard Distributions  F distribution (Analysis) (pdf) (table)
 F Distributions.
 ✔ Standard Distributions  t distribution (Analysis) (pdf) (table)
 t Distributions.
 ☆ Data Analysis Tookpak (Excel) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
 Statistical tools
 ✔ Differences between two samples variances (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 Do two distributions have the same variance?
 ✔ Differences between two samples with similar variance (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 Do two distributions having the same variance differ in means?
 ✔ Differences between two samples with different variance (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 Do two distributions having the different variance differ in means?
 ✔ Determining the results of a statistical test (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 Do to we interpert a statistical test result?
 ✔ Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
 When should we use ANOVA and why?
 ✔ Simple Linear Regression (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
 How do we define a trend between two variables?
Section 5 (Diversity Measures and Spatial Statistics)
 ✔ Richness and Evenness (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 What are the components of statistical diversity?
 ✔ Simpson's index (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
 How do you calulate and interpert Simpson's index?
 ✔ Shannon Diversity Index (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
 How do you calulate and interpert Shannon Diversity Index?
 ☆ Diversity Background (Analysis)
 Information of the people behind these equations
 ✔ Hopkin's index (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
 How do you calulate and interpert a simple nearest neighbor spatial index?
 ✔ Holgate's Index (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 How do you calulate and interpert a simple nearest neighbor spatial index?
Section 6 (Animal Sampling)
 ✔ Peterson's Mark and Recapture (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
 How do you calulate and interpert a simple mark and recapture?
 ✔ Schnabel's Mark and Recapture (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 How to implement mark and recapture with 3 or more samples?
 ✔ JollySeber Mark and Recapture (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 How do implement mark and recapture with open populations?
 ✔ Hayne Line Transect Estimator (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 How do estimate density of flushing amimals along a line transect.
Section 7 (Plant Sampling)
 ✔ Herbaceous Samples (Sampling) (pdf)
 How do estimate density of herbaceous plants?
 ✔ Tree Diameter Measurement (Measurements) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 How do measure a tree diameter with a caliper?
 ✔ Tree Diameter Measurement (Measurements) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 How do measure a tree diameter diametertape?
 ✔ Tree height measurement (Measurements) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 How do measure tree heights?
 ✔ Basal Area (Measurement) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 How do estimate basal area?
 ✔ Site Index estimation (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 How do estimate site index?
 ✔ Fixed unit sampling (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
 How to conduct a Probability Proportional to Frequency (PPF) sample.
 ✔ Variable Point Sampling (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
 How to conduct a Probability Proportional to Size (PPS) sample.
 ✔ BAF conversion values (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 How to convert from imperial BAF factors to metic BAF factors.
 ✔ Comparing a fixed unit sample to a variable point sample (Sampling) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 How do these to major sampling methods compare.
Section 8 (Stand Stocking)
 ~ Gingrich Diagram (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 Diagram to aid forest management.
 ~ Reineke Diagram (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 Diagram to aid forest management.
 ~ Maximum Stand Density Index (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 How to calculate stand density index and a list of maximums by species.
Section 9 (Volume and Biomass)
 ~ Log Volume estimation (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm ) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
 How to calculate log volume.
 ~ Tree Volume estimation (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 How to calculate tree volume.
 ~ Tree Biomass and Carbon estimation (Analysis) (pdf)
 How to calculate biomass and carbon content.
 ~ Course Woody Debris estimation (Analysis) (pdf) (Lecture; flash mp4 webm )
 How to estimate the amount of course woody debris.
Section 10 (Introduction to VBS Programming)
 Introduction to Programming VBS (Data Processing) (pdf) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
 How to write your first function in Excel VBS.
 Mean Function (Data Processing) (pdf) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
 How to write a mean function.
 Quadratic Mean Function (Data Processing) (pdf) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
 How to write a quadratic mean function
 Changes between Excel VB 2010 and Excel VB 2013 (Data Processing) (pdf)
 How to write a quadratic mean functioni in two excel versions
 Simpson's Index of Diversity function (Data Processing) (pdf) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
 How to write a Simpson's index of diversity function
 Shannon's Index of Diversity function (Data Processing) (pdf) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
 How to write a Shannon's Index of Diversity function
 Tree Volume function (Data Processing) (pdf) (Demo; flash mp4 webm )
 How to wrtie a function to calculate tree volume.
