Statistical Rethinking: Methods and Applications in Evolutionary Anthropology and Biology


Application of modern statistical methods in evolutionary anthropology and biology, including their theoretical foundations and application to phylogenetics, comparative methods, morphometrics, etc. The goal is to move from the limitations of frequentist statistical tests (i.e., p-values) and toward a richer assessment of scientific hypotheses, including Bayesian approaches. We will use a flipped classroom to provide hands-on team-based learning in R. Recommended prerequisite: 200- or 300-level Evolutionary Anthropology or Biology course and introductory statistics.
Curriculum Codes
  • R
  • NS
  • QS
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring