Statistical Fundamentals: A Visual Approach Workshop Series—Visualizing Errors and Common Pitfalls

Library Building (LIB) 3287 University Way, Kelowna, BC, Canada

This session will address the visualization of standard deviation (s.d.), standard error of the mean (s.e.m.), and confidence interval (CI) error bars to enhance the understanding of uncertainty in data analysis. The interpretation of error bars for statistical significance will be discussed, along with common misinterpretations to avoid.

By the end of the session, participants should be able to visualize and interpret error bars, understand the implications of their spacing and width, and be cautious of common pitfalls such as misinterpreting non-overlapping error bars as evidence of significance.

Free
Event Series Writing Community

Writing Community

Online virtual event

Tired of solo writing sessions? Craving a supportive environment to fuel your creativity? Look no further than our weekly Writing Community, tailored for the UBCO community.

Free

Open Educational Resources Accessibility Studio

Online virtual event

Drop-in to an OER Accessibility studio to chat one-on-one with specialists about how to design or adapt OER so they are accessible and open to all.

Fitting Models to Data Not Data to Models Workshop Series: Multiple Linear Regression in `R`

Library Building (LIB) 3287 University Way, Kelowna, BC, Canada

This workshop will demystify ANOVAs by framing them in the context of linear models with multiple predictors (i.e., multiple linear regression). The session will also introduce attendees to Directed Acyclical Graphs (DAGs) and demonstrate how to use them to infer causality in one’s model.

By the end of this session participants should be able to fit linear models with more than one predictor, check for collinearity between predictors, and interpret linear models using DAGs.

Free

Statistical Fundamentals: A Visual Approach Workshop Series—P value, Significance and T-test

Library Building (LIB) 3287 University Way, Kelowna, BC, Canada

This session will introduce participants to the concept of P values and their role in hypothesis testing, highlighting that P values reflect the probability of observing the data under the null hypothesis, not the biological significance of the findings. The session will cover the computation of P values and delve into the nuances of one-sample t-tests.

By the end of the session, participants should be able to comprehend the meaning of P values, understand how hypothesis tests calculate P values, recognize when small P values indicate unlikely events under the null hypothesis, and explore the assumptions behind one-sample t-tests.

Free
Event Series Writing Community

Writing Community

Online virtual event

Tired of solo writing sessions? Craving a supportive environment to fuel your creativity? Look no further than our weekly Writing Community, tailored for the UBCO community.

Free

Write Advice: You’ve Got Questions? We’ve Got Candy (and answers)

Engineering, Management, and Education Building (EME) 1137 Alumni Ave, Kelowna, BC, Canada

Do you have research papers, lab reports, essays, essay exams or other written assignments that are stressing you out? Stop by and ask us anything about how to succeed in writing these assignments

Fitting Models to Data Not Data to Models Workshop Series: Interaction Terms and Hierarchical Linear Models/Linear Mixed Models

Library Building (LIB) 3287 University Way, Kelowna, BC, Canada

This workshop will introduce interaction terms in linear models along with random and fixed effects, including random and fixed intercepts and slopes, in the context of Hierarchical Linear Models (also known as Linear Mixed Models).

By the end of this session, participants should be able to fit (Hierarchical) Linear Models (HLMs) with interaction terms and interpret the output of the summary() function for Hierarchical Linear Models. Additionally, participants will be able to identify the limitations of (H)LMs.

Free

Write Advice: You’ve Got Questions? We’ve Got Candy (and answers)

Fipke Centre (FIP) 3247 University Way, Kelowna, BC, Canada

Do you have research papers, lab reports, essays, essay exams or other written assignments that are stressing you out? Stop by and ask us anything about how to succeed in writing these assignments

Statistical Fundamentals: A Visual Approach Workshop Series—Visualizing Samples with Boxplots and Kick the Bar Chart Habit

Library Building (LIB) 3287 University Way, Kelowna, BC, Canada

This session will address the advantages of box plots over bar charts for displaying the spread and variability in data. Participants will learn how box plots can be used to compare multiple samples, the impact of sample size on data representation, and the efficient identification of outliers.

By the end of the session, participants should be able to create and interpret box plots, appreciate their usefulness in comparing multiple samples, understand the implications of sample size, and identify outliers and median confidence intervals through notches in box plots.

Free