2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Research Design and Quantitative Methods

Spring 2013 quarter

Carri LeRoy freshwater ecology, quantitative biology, environmental education , Kevin Francis history of science and technology

Students learn how to integrate the use of inferential statistics and qualitative data analysis to conduct rigorous examinations of the social, biological, and physical aspects of environmental issues. This knowledge will prepare students for their own research and for understanding and critiquing research articles and reports in fields of their choosing.

Faculty Bios:

Dr. Carri LeRoy is a Member of the Faculty at The Evergreen State College and a Co-Director of the Sustainability in Prisons Project. As a stream ecologist, she is fascinated by interactions between forests and streams and has studied riparian systems in Washington, Arizona, and Utah for the past 10 years. Dr. LeRoy has published over 25 scientific research articles with students and collaborators in the fields of stream ecology, ecological genetics, riparian forest ecology and prairie plant community dynamics. For the MES program she teaches in gCORE and RDQM where she gets to teach about the ecology of the Pacific Northwest as well as the applications and theory of statistics and quantitative methods. Her interests in non-formal education are based in her experience with environmental and place-based education, her work with incarcerated students and her desire to facilitate environmental stewardship in broad audiences.

Kevin Francis, Ph.D. is a historian and philosopher of science, with particular interest in the development of the environmental sciences. Kevin studied biology and philosophy at Reed College. After graduating, he spent several years working as a wildlife biologist for Mt. Hood National Forest. His graduate studies at the University of Minnesota focused on history of science and medicine. His historical research concerns scientific efforts to understand the mass extinction of North American megafauna (e.g. mammoth, mastodon, giant ground sloth) around 12,000 years ago, especially the way that various disciplines approach this problem.


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