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36th Annual Institute on Research and Statistics
The 36th Annual Institute on Research and Statistics will be held on Friday, May 22, 2015 at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) Union Building. This daylong event is co-sponsored by
- the CSUS Department of Mathematics and Statistics: http://www.csus.edu/math/
- the Student Chapter of SIAM at CSUS: http://siam.org/students/chapters/current/calstate_sacramento.php
- the Sacramento Statistical Association (SSA): http://www.amstat.org/chapters/sacramento/
- the College of Business Administration: http://www.cba.csus.edu/
and features diverse presentations of interest to statistics practitioners and researchers of all levels of expertise. This is an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues and learn more about statistical methods, applications, and research projects in the Sacramento area. We invite you to propose a presentation or discussion topic to share research experiences. These are some examples of presentation categories:
q APPLICATIONS OF STATISTICAL METHODS AND DATA ANALYSIS
Presentations describe the application of known statistical techniques to data and are welcomed from any field of study. Past presentations have featured data from Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Epidemiology, Engineering, Natural Sciences, Education, Demography, and Business and Economics.
Presentations often introduce a new technique that is demonstrated on real or simulated data or may review previously published methods with a subsequent discussion of how these methods may be extended, adjusted, and/or synthesized to form a new technique.
q STATISTICAL/ANALYTICAL SOFTWARE
Presentations may involve the demonstration, discussion, or comparison of software of interest to the statistics community. Such software might include SAS, R, SUDAAN, SPSS, STATA, GIS and MATLAB. New packages not widely used are also welcome.
q STATISTICS EDUCATION
Presentations are welcomed from experienced teachers of statistics at any level. Topics may include the past, present, and/or future of statistics education, incorporating software into a curriculum, or how statistics relates to mathematics education.
Institute speakers receive several benefits. The Institute provides an opportunity to share research and stimulate questions and constructive feedback on your research. Speakers receive free conference registration including continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments.
About 150 people with varying degrees of statistical knowledge attend the Institute each year. There is a combination of plenary sessions and contributed talks that are held in smaller breakout sessions. Presenters include professors, graduate students, researchers, and professionals from both the public and private sectors. Presentations are either 25 or 35 minutes, including introduction and discussion. Proposed roundtable discussions must have at least three participants.
To be considered for participation in our 36th Annual Institute, your proposal must be submitted by April 21st, 2015. Include your name, contact information, proposal title, brief 1-2 paragraph abstract, preference for a 25 or 35-minute time slot, requested visual aid equipment, and a very brief biography for introduction purposes.
2015 Annual Membership Dinner
The 2015 annual membership dinner was held in December 2014. Congratulations to President-elect, Min Li and Vice President-elect, Ying Yang.
2015 Annual Membership Dinner Announcement
The 2015 annual membership dinner were held on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 6:30pm. The location is:
Davis, CA 95616
The purpose of the evening is to elect officers for the upcoming year. All current members and their guests are invited to the event.
Slides and Handout from 35th Annual Institute on Research and Statistics
Slides and Handout from 31st Annual Institute on Research and Statistics
Short Course: An Introduction to Biostatistics through a Case Study
The Sacramento Statistical Association offered a short course presented by Dr. Farzaneh Tabnak, a Research Scientist Supervisor at the California Department of Health Services (DHS), on November 3, 2005. The professional development opportunity provided an introduction to biostatistics through a case study, including analyses/interpretation using SAS software. Take a look at the Abstract.
Short Course on Logistic Regression
Dr. Alan Fenech presented a short course on logistic regression on March 7, 2005. Dr. Fenech is currently an Emeritus Professor of Statistics at UC Davis. This professional development opportunity provided an overview of the logistic regression model and associated statistical inference techniques, featuring examples of the application of logistic regression to data. Course Description.
Past Annual Institutes
Program and presentation by Daniel Smith, Ph.D. Overlapping confidence intervals are not a statistical
2003 Program and visual aids
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