Topic Areas

This is the place to start to find all content related to a topic. These are organized into “Modules” in Canvas.

Topic Dates Description
Welcome to Fall 23 8/21 Introduction to class and your learning materials
Data Architecture 8/21 Data entry, spreadsheets, metadata, codebooks
Formulating research questions 8/28 Asking questions is easy. Asking answerable questions is more difficult.
Preparing Data for Analysis 8/30-9/10 Where an inordinate amount of time is spent
Describing distributions of data 9/11-9/17 Visualizing your data is the first line of defense against bad data
Describing Relationships 9/18-10/01 First step in investigating a question about an association
Foundations for Statistical Inference 9/27-10/9 Study Design, Inference using randomization and the Normal Model
Modeling Bivariate Relationships 10/11 - 10/25 Identify and conduct the most appropriate analysis for a given research topic.
Moderation and Stratification 10/30 - 11/1 Identifing different trends within subgroups
Multiple Regression and Confounding 11/06 - 11/12 Because life isn’t bivariate
Generalized Linear Models 11/13 - 11/18 Transforming the response variable
Model Building 11/27 - 11/29 Part science, part art
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