Statistics 998

Statistical Consulting

Fall 2015 Schedule

DateTopicHandoutsItems DueOther Useful Stuff
Sept. 3 Intro Material Class Description
Guide to Data Analysis
Report Evaluation
Corn Yield Background
Corn Yield Data
None None
Sept. 8 Discuss Corn Yield Example Copepods in Oil Background
First interview checklist
Submit key graph (as PDF file) by 8pm, Monday Sept. 7 using drop box in Learn@UW
Turn in on paper code for model description and written summary that interprets results
Be prepared to discuss other questions in class
Corn Yield Follow-up
Sept. 10 Observe First Consulting Session None None
Sept. 15 Discuss yield effect estimation
Discuss copepod in oil project
  1. Write a half page that answers a few questions from consulting interview checklist (turn in electronic document)
    Be prepared to discuss all questions.
  2. Copepod assignment (turn in electronic document)
    Be prepared to discuss graphics and model.
Baayen, Davidson, Bates 2008 paper on mixed models
Bolker et al paper on mixed models
Self-Liang paper on mixed models testing
Sept. 17 Continue discussion of copepod in oil project
Discuss questions for first client
Do some data exploration from the first client's data
Turn in two questions you would like to ask the client
First major project background
County ID Information
First major project data
First major project data (updated to include BA)
Total plot sample size by year and DMU
Sept. 22 First visit by first client None
Sept. 24 Inclass Work on Honeybee Project Honeybee Project
Honeybee Data
Sept. 29 Second visit by first client None
Oct. 1 First discussion of first project Model Report
Oct. 6 Communication Videos Communication Video Assignment First project reports due None
Oct. 8 Inclass work on Interferon Project Interferon Project Description
Interferon data
Short video assignment None
Oct. 13 Interferon Presentations Interferon reports due None
Oct. 15 First visit by second client See Learn@UW site for data
AED Project Description
Oct. 20 Visit by Karl Broman None
Oct. 22 Second visit by client Broman paragraph None
Oct. 27 Email from lichen expert Lichen assignment None
Oct. 29 Discussion of first reports Second projects due None
Nov. 3 Discussion of second reports lichen email due None
Nov. 5 NO CLASS (masters exam) None
Nov. 10 Begin Diesel Group Assignment Diesel assignment
Diesel Data
Nov. 12 Discuss Diesel Group Assignment None
Nov. 17 Visit by Dave Demets diesel assignment due None
Nov. 19 Discuss Maize Masters Exam Problem Honor in Science
Ethics assignment
Nov. 24 Discuss Ethics Assignment Ethics assignment due None
Nov. 26 NO CLASS (Thanksgiving) None
Dec. 1 None
Dec. 3 Oral Presentation of Final Projects None
Dec. 8 Oral Presentation of Final Projects None
Dec. 10 Oral Presentation of Final Projects None
Dec. 15 Oral Presentation of Final Projects None
Dec. 22 Final Project Reports Due None

Last modified: November 10, 2015

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