One day Course in SAS Programming
Organised by Statistical Services and Consultancy Unit, University of Hertfordshire, to be held at University of Hertfordshire, de Haviland campus Hatfield United Kingdom from 2009-06-11 to 2009-06-11
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Gut Feelings: short cuts to better decision making
We think of intelligence as a deliberate, conscious activity guided by the laws of logic. Yet much of our mental life is unconscious, based on processes alien to logic: gut feelings, or intuitions. In his lecture Dr Gigerenzer argues that intuition is more than impulse and caprice; it has its own rationale. This can be described by fast and frugal heuristics, which exploit evolved abilities in our brain. Heuristics ignore information and try to focus on the few important reasons. He shows that b
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Computer Science 273A: Machine Learning
The goal of this class is to familiarize you with various state-of-the-art machine learning techniques for classification, regression, clustering and dimensionality reduction. Besides this, an important aspect this class is to provide a modern statistical view of machine learning.


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Regression
This applet from Statistical Java allows the user to generate bivariate data for analysis with simple linear regression. The page describes the equations used to generate the data and estimate the regression lines.
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Confidence Intervals
The applets in this section of Statistical Java allow you to see how levels of confidence are achieved through repeated sampling. The confidence intervals are related to the probability of successes in a Binomial experiment.
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Probability Distributions
This page of Statistical Java describes 11 different probability distributions including the Binomial, Poisson, Negative Binomial, Geometric, T, Chi-squared, Gamma, Weibull, Log-Normal, Beta, and F. Each distribution has its own applet.
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Star Library: An Unusual Episode
Dawson (1995) presented a data set giving a population at risk and fatalities for an “unusual episode” (the sinking of the ocean liner Titanic) and discussed the use of the data set in a first statistics course as an elementary exercise in statistical thinking, the goal being to deduce the origin of the data. Simonoff (1997) discussed the use of this data set in a second statistics course to illustrate logistic regression. Moore (2000) used an abbreviated form of the data set in a chapter ex
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Attendance and students' school experiences
This report was commissioned by the National Educational Welfare Board (NEWB) in Ireland. It is an exploratory study which draws together literature and findings related to characteristics of school attendance by pupils in Irish primary and post-primary schools. It uses a number of data sources, particularly re-working data collected by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and the NEWB. In particular, it highlights issues relating to poor attendance, discussing definitions of terms
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Welcome to the Family Business
Family businesses have to align their values and expectations with the external hires they bring in to help manage their companies. Incoming executives should also have the freedom to run with their own ideas.
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Research Fundamentals
This module will introduce students to demographic and statistical language and terms and encourage critical thinking and extrapolation skills.
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Competition Within and Between Species of Parasitoid Wasps
Although competition plays a significant role in communities, it is sometimes difficult to demonstrate the complexity of competitive interactions to an introductory class. This exercise investigates the effects of competition on reproduction within and between two species. Students design an experiment by placing females on a host, alone, or with conspecific or interspecific competitors. In a subsequent lab, students gather data on the number of offspring produced by females under each condition
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Community Ordination Utilizing Winter Stoneflies
This exercise in community ecology can be carried out in mid-winter and introduces participants to useful taxonomic and statistical procedures.
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Big Molecules: Solids
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Basically Weak: Weak Acids and Bases
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1 Your worries and concerns with charts, graphs and tables
Your course might not include any maths or technical content but, at some point during your course, it’s likely that you’ll come across information represented in charts, graphs and tables. You’ll be expected to know how to interpret this information. This unit will help you to develop the skills you need to do this. This unit can be used in conjunction with the ‘More working with charts, graphs and tables’ unit, which looks into more ways to present statistical information and shows y
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Learning outcomes
Your course might not include any maths or technical content but, at some point during your course, it’s likely that you’ll come across information represented in charts, graphs and tables. You’ll be expected to know how to interpret this information. This unit will help you to develop the skills you need to do this. This unit can be used in conjunction with the ‘More working with charts, graphs and tables’ unit, which looks into more ways to present statistical information and shows y
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Elementary Statistics
Elementary Statistics is an introduction to data analysis course that makes use of graphical and numerical techniques to study patterns and departures from patterns. The student studies randomness with emphasis on understanding variation, collects information in the face of uncertainty, checks distributional assumptions, tests hypotheses, uses probability as a tool for anticipating what the distribution of data may look like under a set of assumptions, and uses appropriate statistical models to
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Colour preferences in relation to the foraging performance and fitness of the bumblebee Bombus terre
Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) colonies showed significant variation in their unlearned preference for violet (bee UV-blue) over blue (bee blue) flowers. Bumblebee colonies with a higher average innate preference for violet (over blue) in the laboratory harvested more nectar per unit time under field conditions. Although this correlation was strong (rs = 0.82), it narrowly missed statistical significance at the 5% level (p = 0.089), but was significant at the 10% level. This increase in foraging
Author(s): Raine, Nigel,Lars Chittka, Chittka

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12.480 Thermodynamics for Geoscientists (MIT)
In this course, principles of thermodynamics are used to infer the physical conditions of formation and modification of igneous and metamorphic rocks. The course includes phase equilibria of homogeneous and heterogeneous systems and thermodynamic modeling of non-ideal crystalline solutions. It also surveys the processes that lead to the formation of metamorphic and igneous rocks in the major tectonic environments in the Earth's crust and mantle.
Author(s): Grove, Timothy

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Getting started with SPSS
Handling statistical data is an essential part of psychological research. However, many people find the idea of using statistics, and especially statistical software packages, extremely daunting. This unit takes a step-by-step approach to statistics software through seven interactive activities. No statistics software is needed.
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