Introduction to Statistical Concepts IV: Correlation and Linear Regression

Date & Time

Thursday, 27 January 2022
13:00 to 15:00

Location

Online

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success and The Applied Statistics and Data Science Group (ASDa)

Registration Opens

Monday, 17 January 2022 - 9:00am
 
 

Understanding relationships is a key part of the scientific inquiry process. You will learn how to describe relationships between two numerical quantities through correlation measures and simple linear regression models. This will also be extended to multiple linear regression for including additional predictor variables. Specific topics include:

  • correlation vs causation
  • interpretation of regression model coefficients
  • assessing the “fit” of a model
  • model selection

Check out the video below for a teaser from a previous session:

This is the fourth workshop in a 6-part series focused on the foundations of statistics.

More on this series

Statistics is a scientific discipline that enables reaching meaningful conclusions from data. To produce reliable results, you need to justify the choice of the applied statistical methods and models as well as validate the underlying assumptions.

This webinar series provides an overview of foundational statistical concepts using examples of various data structures. We will discuss types of study designs, methods, models and appropriate application of statistical tests along with interpretations of the results obtained from different statistical tools. The aim is to equip the attendees with a deeper understanding of the key concepts of statistical methodology, rather than solving specific project problems or providing hands-on guidance.

Each webinar is a self-contained introduction to different statistical concepts, but as topics become increasingly complex with each consecutive webinar, some aspects will be built on concepts taught in the previous sessions. Hence, there is benefit in attending all the webinars.

If you are a graduate student and have questions about your specific project, please see (https://asda.stat.ubc.ca/sos/) to book a one-hour free statistical consultation.

About ASDA

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, research groups and at teaching hospitals.

Facilitator

Biljana Jonoska Stojkova, PhD.  Biljana has been a statistical consultant with ASDa since 2017. She 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

General registration opens on Monday, January 17th, at 9:00 AM PST.

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 - 3 business days at the e-mail associated with your community.grad.ubc.ca account. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please e-mail us at graduate.pathways@ubc.ca.

DON'T BE A NO-SHOW: Please email us at least 24 hours prior, if you are no longer able to attend this event. If available, we can provide you with resources related to the session topic when you cancel.

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.