I made some modifications according to Carly’s comments. In my experience of teaching similar material in an infectious disease computer lab, the students should have learned about parasite aggregation and heard about poisson and negative binomial distributions. Nevertheless, it wouldn’t hurt to include some information in the instruction, or maybe in the instructor solution. I want to leave the reference list for later because I don’t want to start cursing at EndNote so early (sorrie), but I will add that into the student instruction later.
I finished the student instruction today, and should be able to finish up the R instruction, too, by tomorrow.