Regardless of what kind of research you do, we all need statistics! But too often we live in a world where statistics are used to bully us into believing a fact or opinion in science. In reality, statistics help us to understand complex phenomenon so to use them accurately and productively requires the beholder to use measured amounts of knowledge and stealth. Much like ninjas!
This workshop aims to break down some of the scariness surrounding applied statistics. I will cover the basics – general statistics, plots, models, and how to interpret them. This workshop also involves introductory R programming and is a highly interactive workshop so please bring your laptop and R/RStudio with you.
A/Prof Jessica Mar received her PhD in Biostatistics from Harvard University in 2008 and did her undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Statistics at UQ. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston (2008-11), and an Assistant Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York (2011-2018). She has absolutely no qualifications or certified skills as a ninja.