Statistics II: Statistical considerations when planning your research project (Via Webinar)

Date & Time

Thursday, 23 November 2017
10:00 to 12:00

Location

Online

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success
 
 

This is the second workshop in a 6-part statistics series.

NOTE: Due to the large # of statistical software available, this session will not be about any specific software but, rather, the methodology behind the software.

This is a general introduction to the important role statistics play in the planning stage of a research project. We discuss both observational studies and controlled experiments, including the study population, the scientific question, sampling and randomization. We will focus on the experimental design, the effects of confounding, computing sample size and power.

About ASDa

The Applied Statistics and Data Science Group (ASDa; asda.stat.ubc.ca) in the UBC Department of Statistics provides assistance in the statistical formulation of research questions, the design of experiments and sampling plans for surveys, the choice and explanation of statistical methodology, statistical computing and graphics, statistical analysis, the interpretation of findings, and more. ASDa also plays a role in continuing education on and off the UBC campus, giving seminars and workshops on statistical concepts and methodology to various departments and research groups and at teaching hospitals.

Presenter

Biljana Jonoska Stojkova. Biljana has been a statistical consultant with ASDa since June 2017. She has recently completed her PhD in Statistics at SFU, where she focused on developing Bayesian algorithms. During her studies she held numerous teaching assistant positions in introductory and high-level statistical courses.

Registration Information

Registration opens on Tuesday, November 14 at 9:00am.

Priority will be given to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session. Confirmation of registration will be sent within two working days. Technical information on how to access the webinar will be provided with registration. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please send a message to: graduate.pathways@ubc.ca

Accessibility

If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please email graduate.pathways@ubc.ca, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.