ORES 512: Practical Applications of Statistical Methods
This course aims to advance the student's skills in study design, data analysis, scientific writing, and presentation/communication. This will be realized by through a series of one-hour technical skill workshops, two-hour peer review sessions and series of consultation appointments. All activities are organized around the student's selected research project. The workshops will include a take-home assignment to recap key teaching points and assess skill competency. Students will engage in peer review and critique as part of this course. Each student will be paired with a statistics consultant to support analytic method selection, design a data management plan, and verify calculations. They will have access to this consultant for one additional semester after the end of this course. This course will be graded as pass/fail with students earning a pass if they attend all workshops and peer review sessions, attend meetings with their consultant as needed, and show progress on the steps to completing their thesis.