Free Statistical Analyses — UBC Department of Statistics

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Free Statistical Analyses — UBC Department of Statistics

Research projects from all UBC-affiliated units and all levels of researchers are welcome.  Research projects primarily requiring advice on appropriate methods of statistical analysis are ideally suited. Well-focused projects with one or two specific questions to be addressed are most suitable.

Throughout term 2 of 2014-2015, STAT 450 students will identify appropriate approaches to the analysis, carry these out, provide a report interpreting their results, and prepare a poster to summarize their work. STAT 550 students will mentor, supervise, and review undergraduates’ work.

To give the students the opportunity to practice and enhance their communication skills, we require a representative of your project to meet with the STAT 450 class 3 times to describe your research project in more detail, to answer questions the students may have in the course of their work, and/or to provide feedback on preliminary results. We expect that this will, to your advantage, result in a better final product.

Please submit your project description to us before January 15th, 2015 (by e-mail to gcohen@stat.ubc.ca). A submission of at most one page (as a separate WORD file) is preferred. Your submission should consist of a concise description of your research problem in non-specialist language, clearly indicating the specific questions for which statistical analyses are desired.  Supplementary material, if essential, can also be provided.  Once your project is approved for STAT 450, you will need to provide the data set as an .xls, .txt, or .csv, with all the variables, including units and coding where relevant, clearly identified.

The students will be carrying out this academic activity under the co-supervision of Gabriela Cohen Freue (instructor of STAT 450) and Rick White (Managing Director of the Statistical Consulting and Research Laboratory, SCARL, at the Department of Statistics, UBC). The data will be treated with confidentiality within the courses and may be re-used in these courses on other years under your consensus.

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