QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN EARTH SCIENCE IN MATLAB
Quantitative methods are essential for solving problems in Geologic and Environmental Sciences and are often implemented by programming in specialized software. This course focuses on methods for quantitative data exploration and hypothesis testing with Mat lab. The course will introduce students to programming with Mat lab, and use Mat lab to implement and explore a variety of quantitative methods, including: uni- and multi- variate statistics, dimensional analysis, signal processing, spatial extrapolation, and numerical modeling. Classes will include lectures and group assignments that will use various methods to detect patterns in data, pose hypotheses regarding these patterns, and test them.