Statistics I: Data Exploration through Descriptive Statistics and Graphics (via Webinar)

Date & Time

Tuesday, 16 October 2018
10:00 to 12:00



Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success

Registration Closed / Past Event


This is the first 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.

Before analysis begins the data should be visually inspected and explored. We discuss variable types, their appropriate graphics for univariate and multivariate data and provide tips on how to create meaningful and transparent graphics. We will explain how to compute simple data summaries and descriptive statistics and how they help guide any future analysis.

Want an idea of what to expect? Check out the video below for a teaser from last year's session.


The Applied Statistics and Data Science Group (ASDa; 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.


Sonja Surjanovic is a PhD student at UBC’s Statistics department, where she is working on the design and analysis of computer experiments. She completed her MSc in Statistics at SFU, and has held various teaching assistant positions throughout her graduate and undergraduate career.

Registration Information

Registration opens on Tuesday, October 9 at 9:00am.

Priority will be given to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session. After registering, you will receive confirmation and additional event details within 2 business days at the e-mail associated with your account. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please e-mail us at


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