PRIMER 7, Online Course

Online Course Details

PRIMER version 7 will be presented by Dr Paul J. Somerfield (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)

This online course will provide an intensive and extensive overview of statistical methods in non-parametric analysis of multivariate data, encapsulated in the software: PRIMER version 7. It will cater to both those who are new to PRIMER and to those who are “old hands”, but have not yet had a chance to get up to speed with the latest developments in version 7. Important new tools include: shade plots with flexible ordering & clustering of axes; coherence plots to show species displaying statistically distinguishable response patterns; unconstrained binary or divisive flat clustering (as in k-means) along with SIMPROF tests; metric, threshold metric, non-metric or combined MDS in any dimensions; bootstrap averages to show variation among averages in metric MDS space; 2-way versions of BEST and RELATE; new plot types (bar, box, means, line, histogram, scatter, surface, shade) in 2-d or 3-d; animations of ordinations captured to video files; multi-factor and multi-variable segmented bubble plots in 2-d and 3-d; ANOSIM extended for ordered factors and 3-factor designs and much more. The course will flow between lectures and lab sessions, with opportunities for participants to analyse their own datasets in consultation with the presenter.

How to Register

For further information please download and read the course documents listed in the blue box labelled “Download Information”, above. To register, please send your completed registration form to the PRIMER-e office at: [email protected].

Global Equitability Pricing

PRIMER software is used in over 130 countries globally. To ensure our software and online courses are equitable and accessible to researchers everywhere, we are pleased to announce our new Global Equitability Pricing. This means that the amount you pay for any of our products depends on your country of residence. Specifically, customers will receive a percentage discount off our standard prices for course registration and software in direct accordance with the Price Level Ratio published by the World Bank for their country of residence.

The prices shown on our course documents (blue box above) are the standard prices for residents of the USA. If you are not a resident of the USA, please consult the Appendix: Global Equitability Pricing (in the course document “Course Information”) to view the prices shown for your country of residence after the percentage discount has been applied.

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