LISA Short Course:Multivariate Methods
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-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. Click the More Information Link below for instructions on how to REGISTER through FDI and to learn more. Refreshments will be provided at the end of each short course! All courses will be held in Fralin Auditorium from 5-7PM.
April 12, 2010:
Instructors: Nels Johnson and Matt Williams
The goal of this talk is to familiarize those in attendance with some common multivariate methods, such as principal component analysis, factor analysis, Hotelling's T-squared, etc. We'll try to motivate each method by identifying problems where it could be used, what kinds of assumptions are made, what kinds of interpretations they lead to, and some pros and cons of the method. We want this talk to be accessible; however a basic level of understanding of statistics and matrix algebra will be very helpful to all those in attendance.
LISA also provides:
Free statistical collaboration and consulting
Free daily Walk-in Consulting Service is available from 12-2pm in 401 Hutcheson Hall.
Visit http://www.lisa.stat.vt.edu for more information.