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Basic Statistics for Environmental Professionals


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Course Title: Basic Statistics for Environmental Professionals
Course ID: STAT-102
Status: OPEN
Date(s): December 8, 2020: 8:30am - 4:30pm
December 9, 2020: 3:00pm - 5:30pm
December 10, 2020: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Live Remote Attendance-- USA

Pacific Time Zone, WA
Instructor: Apryle Craig
Tuition: $695 / $645*
$645 / $595* (Before November 8, 2020)

**Registered attendees will receive an electronic PDF eBook and mailed hard copy of course materials prior to the class.

 

Description:

**Note - For every course we have implemented live stream remote attendance options for those who prefer a no-contact alternative to in-person attendance.  You will need a computer and an internet connection.  We will follow the maximum in-person meeting size as per health authorities and if recommended we will only offer remote attendance.

If conditions permit, you are welcome to attend the course in-person, we likely will have between 5 to 10 in-person attendee's in a large room to provide safe spacing.  We also wipe every surface down and provide hand washing and disinfectant wipes as a courtesy.  If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact us via email or phone 425 270 3274.  

 

In this two-day course, the principles of statistics as applied to the analysis of environmental data will be discussed, with as little mathematical detail as posssible. Examples will be drawn from environmental applications. These examples will demonstrate the results of different techniques, giving attendees a greater understanding of situations when each of the various techniques for environmental data analysis should be used.

Topics and techniques discussed will include:

  • Statistical Principles & Probabilistic Data Models
  • Sample Design
  • Estimating Means, Medians & Variances& Other Parameters
  • Dealing with Non-detects
  • Fitting Data to Distributions
  • Functions of Random Variables
  • Statistical Intervals
    • Confidence Intervals
    • Tolerance Intervals
    • Prediction Intervals
      • Parametric Methods
      • Non-Parametric Methods
  • Hypothesis testing
    • Parametric
    • Non-Parametric
    • Bootstrapping & Randomization
  • Analysis of variance
  • Linear regression
  • Logistic regression
  • Contingency tables
  • Statistical graphics
  • Multivariate methods

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for environmental professionals who have the need to analyze data using various statistical methodologies. The course is intended to familiarize attendees with commonly used statistical techniques, without using an overwhelming amount of mathematical detail.

Continuing Education Units: 0.60 CEUs

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Course Topics

  • Statistical Principles & Probabilistic Data Models
  • Sample Design
  • Estimating Means, Medians & Variances& Other Parameters
  • Dealing with Non-detects
  • Fitting Data to Distributions
  • Functions of Random Variables
  • Statistical Intervals
    • Confidence Intervals
    • Tolerance Intervals
    • Prediction Intervals
      • Parametric Methods
      • Non-Parametric Methods
  • Hypothesis testing
    • Parametric
    • Non-Parametric
    • Bootstrapping & Randomization
  • Analysis of variance
  • Linear regression
  • Logistic regression
  • Contingency tables
  • Statistical graphics
  • Multivariate methods

About the Instructor

Apryle Craig

Apryle Craig

Apryle Craig earned a BS in BioEngineering from the University of Pittsburgh and Master's in Ecology at Colorado State University. Her master's research investigated the impacts of elk browsing and riparian willow restoration on bird communities in Rocky Mountain National Park, CO. She brings extensive experience from Rocky Mountain National Park where she worked as a park intepretive ranger, communicating the park's natural resources to non-scientists. She then shifted to the Natural Resource branch where she oversaw vegetation monitoring, raptor monitoring, elk exclosures, and winter elk counts. To meet the national park's monitoring needs under an ever-constricting budget, Apryle hired seasonal field technicians and grew the park's citizen science programs. In these projects and in her graduate research, she used Excel and R to manage and analyze data. Apryle has held teaching positions at the University of Washington including Wildlife in the Modern World and Wildland Hydrology. She has led hands-on workshops at the University of Washington, Seattle, on camera trapping and GPS use. Apryle is currently completing her PhD in Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington. Her PhD research is investigating relationships between recolonizing wolves, deer, and vegetation in northeastern Washington. 

What to Bring

No Special Requirements

Billing Information

In order to guarantee a space in a course, the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card. State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are allowed payment under the two-week time frame if a copy of the purchase order is received by NWETC.

If You Need to Cancel

Cancellations*

  • With 31 or more days notice, we will offer a 100% refund or credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With 30-8 days notice, we will offer a course credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With fewer than 8 days notice, there is no course credit available


*Please note that attendee replacement is welcome at any time

Disability Accommodations

Disability Accommodations:

To request disability accommodations, please contact us at info@nwetc.org or 425-270-3274 at least 30 days prior to the event.


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*Reduced tuition available to employees of Native American tribes, nonprofits, and government agencies; students; and NAEP members.

If you have any trouble registering please call (425) 270-3274 ext 103
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