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SUMMARY:LISA Statistics Short Course
DESCRIPTION:
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS\n
LISA (Laboratory
for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis)
is providing a series of evening short courses
to help graduate students use statistics
in their research. The focus of these two-hour
courses is on teaching practical statistical
techniques for analyzing or collecting data.
See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses
for instructions on how to REGISTER and to
learn more. Refreshments will be provided at
the end of each short course! All courses will
be held in Fralin Auditorium from 4-6PM.\n
\n
Summer
2010 Schedule:\n
Tuesday, July 13: T-test,
ANOVA, and ANCOVA;\n
Wednesday, July 21:
Regression Using Bayesian Statistics in R;\n
Tuesday,
July 27: Linear and Non-linear Mixed
Effects Models;\n
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Wednesday, July 21st;\n
Instructor:
Nels Johnson;\n
Title: Regression Using
Bayesian Statistics in R;\n
Course Information:
Some of you may have come across a growing
number of publications in your field using
an alternative paradigm called Bayesian statistics
in which to perform their statistical
analyses. The goal of this talk is to help
explain some of the basic terminology of Bayesian
statistics (prior distributions, posterior
distributions, credible intervals, conjugacy,
etc.), some options regarding software to
perform the analyses, and how interpretations
of results change in this new paradigm. We
will use the R software language to run some
examples of multiple linear regression and probit
regression using the bayesm package that
will illustrate these concepts. Hopefully you
will come away with a better concept of what
these researchers are doing next time you read
one of their papers and possibly an interest
in performing them yourself.\n
\n
LISA also
provides free statistical collaboration and
consulting: visit www.lisa.stat.vt.edu to schedule
an appointment.\n
Free daily Walk-in Consulting
Service is available from 12-2pm in 401
Hutcheson Hall. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=walk_in
for more details.\n\n
Price: Free\n
Contact: Tonya Pruitt\n
Phone: 540-231-8354\n
E-Mail:: lisa@vt.edu\n
for more info visit the web at:\n
http://www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses\n
LOCATION:Fralin Auditorium
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