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 II seminar, we will learn about Index numbers, regression and correlation, probability and random variables and probability distributions.
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)
REVIEW AND BACKGROUND
A prerequisite for this class is Statistics I, or equivalent. Some review will be provided in class, if required.