# Building your Analytical Skill set

Tuesday, September 24, 20136:00 PM to- Price: $10.00/per person

The subtitle is "How to be a good consumer of statistical analysis." My goal is to present (in about 70 minutes) some basic statistical knowledge a manager should have to work with an analysis team.

Part of the talk is about how to interact with the team: I will talk about an exploration process that is

**collaborative**between analysts and managers, and**iterative**.
And then I'll introduce topics in statistics, including lots of material from this blog:

- The CDF: the best, and sadly underused, way to visualize distributions.
- Scatterplots, correlation and regression: how to visualize and quantify relationships between variables.
- Hypothesis testing: the most abused tool in statistics.
- Estimation: quantifying and working with uncertainty.
- Visualization: how to use the most powerful and versatile data analysis system in the world, human vision.

Here are the slides I'm planning to present:

Hope you can attend!

Friggin' brilliant. I'm making this a required reading in my basic statistics course RIGHT NOW. I'd give my students extra credit for attending the talk, but it's a long hike from San Antonio, Texas.

ReplyDeleteThanks! I'm sorry you and your students won't be able to make it to the meeting :)

DeleteExcellent set of slides!

ReplyDeleteGreat slides but I think it's tough to properly understand p-values without understanding power. Interpretation of a p-value depends on power (http://bayesianbiologist.com/2013/10/17/p-value-fallacy-alive-and-well-latest-case-in-the-journal-nature/). I might be over-thinking it, but in my experience it's this complexity that leads to misinterpretation. People (myself included) want to interpret p-values as a non-conditional probability, often the probability that the null is not true, but that's incorrect.

ReplyDeleteBy the way, thank you very very much for making your books freely available. They're a great resource.

That's a good point -- thanks for this comment and for the link.

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