Daily Archives: September 13, 2015


How to design useful exercises is an important question for a class like this. I’ve taught in many workshops and such (SSB’s workshops at Evolution, Arnold & Felsenstein’s Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics workshops at NESCent and NIMBioS, phrapl workshops) and have gotten the best student feedback by teaching with a skeleton of a solution that has sections where we stop and talk about what is needed and which has some bits for students to figure out themselves but still in a framework. For example, from the EQG workshop: #Let's go back to coin flipping in R. Let's have three hypotheses: prob.heads.hypotheses […]

Exercise design