LISA Statistics Short Course: Designing Surveys and Interpreting the Results
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS
LISA (Virginia Tech's 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.
Summer 2012 Schedule:
June 11 & 18: Introduction to JMP;
June 21: Explore JMP Capabilities in Design of Experiments;
June 25: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM);
July 16: Designing Surveys and Interpreting the Results*;
July 17: Introduction to R, Part I;
July 19: Introduction to R, Part II;
July 23 & 26: Fixed Effects, Random Effects, and Correlated Data;
*This course will be held in Fralin Auditorium, all other courses are in 3060 Torgersen Hall.
Monday, June 16;
Instructor: Dr. Eric Vance;
Title: Designing Surveys and Interpreting the Results;
In this short course, learn how to use surveys and statistical analysis to strengthen your research. Surveys are a popular research tool that come with easily-overlooked pitfalls. However, the thoughtfully and properly designed survey can elicit very useful data and information. In this course, the principles of error minimization and survey bias will be discussed. Topics covered will include sampling methods, sample size calculations, questionnaire design, exploratory data plotting, and some descriptive statistical analyses. Real-world examples will be presented.
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