Course Topics

The first of the Spring 2010 LISA Short Courses was “An Introduction to Statistical Analysis,” by Dr. Eric Vance, the director of LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis).  We reviewed how statistics can be used to solve research problems and answer scientific questions.  Attendees learned key aspects of experimental design--including the value of replication, randomization, and control of sources of variability—necessary to ensure that the data they collect can be statistically analyzed to answer their research questions. We introduced a few plots the attendees can use to analyze and visualize data.  At the end of this short course a real dataset on salamanders was analyzed and discussed, showing how these techniques can be applied in practice.

Before you show up:

There was no pre-course assignment.