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LISA Short Course: An Introduction to Statistical Analysis
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS
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 hours short 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 through FDI and to learn more. Refreshments will be provided at the end of the short course! All courses will be held in Fralin Auditorium from 5-7PM.
March 23, 2010
An Introduction to Statistical Analysis
Instructor: Dr. Eric Vance
The first of the Spring 2010 LISA Short Courses will be "An Introduction to Statistical Analysis," by Dr. Eric Vance, the director of LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis). We will review how statistics can be used to solve research problems and answer scientific questions. Attendees will learn key aspects of experimental design--including the value of controls, treatments, and replication--necessary to ensure that the data they collect can be statistically analyzed to answer their research questions. We will introduce several common statistical techniques such as t-tests, ANOVA, regression and plots the attendees can use to analyze and visualize data. At the end of this short course a real dataset will be analyzed showing how these techniques can be applied in practice.
LISA also provides free statistical collaboration and consulting: visit www.lisa.stat.vt.edu to schedule an appointment. 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.