Blowing Bubbles & Collecting Rain Experiencing Practice of Statistics

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    • Thursday October 2, 2008
      11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Executive classroom 228
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Anita Race
H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
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Summary Sentence: Blowing Bubbles and Collecting Rain Experiencing the Practice of Stati

Full Summary: Blowing Bubbles and Collecting Rain Experiencing the Practice of Statistics by Trying Simple Experiments

TITLE: Blowing Bubbles and Collecting Rain Experiencing the Practice of Statistics by Trying Simple Experiments

SPEAKER: Michael Hamada
Statistical Sciences Group
Los Alamos National Lab

ABSTRACT:

The practice of statistics involves analyzing data and planning data collection to answer scientific/engineering questions. Issues often arise which must be dealt with and can lead to new results, i.e.,research. In analyzing data, these issues can sometimes be addressed in the statistical models that are developed. Simulation can be helpful in evaluating a proposed procedure. Moreover, simulation coupled with an optimization algorithm can be used to plan a data collection scheme. I will illustrate these points with some simple experiments motivated by my Dad and two daughters. It turns out that conducting a simple experiment is not so simple and almost immediately one is faced with the practice of statistics.

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Keywords
simulation, statistics
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  • Created By: Anita Race
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  • Created On: Oct 12, 2009 - 4:38pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 9:47pm