2-Day Professional Development Seminar
We live in the information age. We are bombarded with information everyday.
Most often that information is summarized in a numerical form like percentages. We use such information to make important decisions like:
• Which brand to buy
• Which schools to go
• What foods to eat
• Which pharmaceuticals to use or medical treatments to undergo.
Therefore we need to become savvy consumers of information presented in these numerical forms.
Information in numerical form is called data.
Statistics is the science of handling data including:
• Collecting data
• Organizing data
• Understanding and interpreting data
In order to make informed decisions based on information in statistical form, we need to be able to discern the meaning and trustworthiness of the statistics.
In this Statistics I seminar, we will learn about methods for collecting data and how to present this data. Some collection methods produce trustworthy data. Other collection methods produce data that is inherently flawed and misleading. In this module we will study how to determine the trustworthiness of the ways in which the data in a statistical study is collected. Other topics include Measures of Central Tendency, and Measures of Dispersion.
There will be a morning & afternoon tea/coffee breaks with snacks (10:00 am and 3:00pm) and a networking power luncheon (from 12:00 to 13:00pm)