Course syllabus A15-0069-I - Experimentation and Biometrics (FAaFR - WS 2020/2021)

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University: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Experimentation and Biometrics
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture1 hour weekly / 13 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
13 hours per semester of study (combined method)
seminar2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
26 hours per semester of study (combined method)

Genetic Technologies in Agrobiology - master (required), 1. semester
Horticulture - master (required), 3. semester
Horticulture - master (required), 3. semester
Management of Plant Production - master (required), 1. semester
Management of Plant Production - master (required), 1. semester
Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development - master (required), 1. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods :
The term grade will consist of continuous assessment – one written exam (10 points), semestral work (20 points) and end-of-term examination will comprise written and practical computer skills (70 points).
Grading scale: letter grade A requires minimum 93 points, letter grade B requires minimum 86 points, letter grade C requires minimum 79 points, letter grade D requires minimum 72 points, letter grade E requires minimum 64 points.
A student may earn units of credits in grading scale from A to E.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
After completion of the subject the student is able to apply theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the planning and managing of agrobiological experiments, biostatistical analysis and processing of experimental data. Student is able to analyse statistical outputs for interpretation of the scientific hypotheses results.
Course contents:
Methodology of experimental work. Terminology in experimentation. Experimental methods, experimental design. Managing of experiments and data mining. Descriptive statistics, data classification. Probability and data distribution. Inductive statistics, point and interval estimation. Testing of statistical hypotheses, parametric and non parametric tests. Analysis of variance. Post-hoc tests. Relationships between variables correlation and linear regression analysis.
Recommended or required reading:
CANDRÁK, J. -- GAŽO, J. Field experimentation and biometrics. Nitra  : Slovak University of Agriculture. (2012), ISBN 978-80-552-0948-7.

BALOGH, Z. - GAŽO, J. – MIKO, M.: Biometrika v agrobiológii. Učebné texty v elektronickej forme. SPU Nitra. 2013. 316 s. ISBN 978-80-552-1079-7.
OBTULOVIČ, P.: Bioštatistika. SPU Nitra, 2002, 132 s.
STÁVKOVÁ, J.: Biometrika a polní pokusnictví. ES VŠZ Brno, 1989, 158 s.
STEHLÍKOVÁ, B. Základy bioštatistiky. SPU Nitra, 2000, 80 s.

Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 310

25,8 %
15,8 %
12,9 %
12,6 %
31,9 %
1,0 %
Name of lecturer(s):
doc. Ing. Jan Brindza, CSc. (lecturer, person responsible for course)
Ing. Ján Gažo, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Marián Miko, CSc. (instructor)
Last modification:
28. 8. 2020
doc. Ing. Jan Brindza, CSc. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Gabriela Hvizdová on 08/28/2020.

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