GPS/SCARL Workshop II: Exploring and Visualizing Data

November 13, 2013; 10:00am to 12:00pm

Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Rd, UBC, Point Grey campus

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

Before statistical analysis begins data should be visually inspected and explored. This session will discuss:

  • tips on how to create meaningful, transparent graphics for univariate and multivariate data, and
  • how to compute simple data summaries and descriptive statistics to help guide any future analysis.

The Statistical Consulting and Research Laboratory (SCARL) 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. SCARL 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: Rick White has worked for the Statistical Consulting and Research Laboratory (SCARL) in the UBC Department of Statistics for over 20 years. For the last 7 years he has been the Managing Director of SCARL. Rick has consulted on many projects that cover a wide variety of statistically related issues, including experimental design, graphical displays of data, statistical modelling and data analysis. Through his consulting he has co-authored over 40 peer reviewed papers primarily in biostatistics and the “omics”. His group is available to consult on an individual level with UBC researchers who need help with the statistical elements of their research.

Registration: Priority will be given to currently registered UBC graduate students.  To register, please visit .

Confirmation of registration will be sent within two working days. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please  email.

Refreshments: Beverages will be provided. Please bring your own mug.

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We appreciate the support of the Graduate Student Society for this event.

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