LISA Statistics Short Course
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. 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.
Summer 2010 Schedule:
Tuesday, July 13: T-test, ANOVA, and ANCOVA;
Wednesday, July 21: Regression Using Bayesian Statistics in R;
Tuesday, July 27: Linear and Non-linear Mixed Effects Models;
Wednesday, July 21st;
Instructor: Nels Johnson;
Title: Regression Using Bayesian Statistics in R;
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.
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.