Introduction to Statistics

Thursday, Dec 3, 2020

6:30pm – 8:30pm

This talk is intended for community/citizen scientists who help collect data but may not have the knowledge they need to analyze it, for nature journalers who record numbers in their journals but aren’t sure what to do with them, and anyone else who is curious about how scientists use data to understand the world. Managing Director Eleanor Harris, Ph.D., will give a brief introduction to the statistical methods biologists and other scientists use to analyze data. Eleanor will use interesting examples relevant to the ecology of northern Virginia throughout the talk. No mathematics beyond high-school level will be required. By the end of the talk you’ll understand what a p-value is and what it means when they say the phrase “statistically significant” on the news. And we hope you’ll be inspired to try analyzing some data of your own.

Cost: $10 per person; $8 for Friends of Clifton

Age: This talk is intended for an adult audience.

COVID-19 information: This virtual program will occur ONLINE.

Cancellation policy: No refunds will be given upon registrant cancellation. Refunds will only be given in the event that The Clifton Institute cancels the program.

Registration REQUIRED: Please make sure your email address is correct so we can send you the Zoom link.

Photo by Pam Owen.

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