Math Classes utilizing the Arboretum
MATH 285. Topics: Sample Survey Design and Analysis A development of the statistical theory and methods used to design and analyze sample surveys. Topics include: questionnaire design; sampling designs: simple random sampling, stratified random sampling, one- and two-stage cluster sampling, double-sampling for stratification; ratio and regression estimation; domain (subpopulation) estimation; unequal probability sampling; adjusting for nonresponse. Extensive use of software to analyze real-life data.
Independent projects are developed by students including design sampling of tree plantations to determine tree density and estimate planting success rates or Arboretum user surveys to determine user attitudes and understanding of the property.