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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: CLOSED
Date(s): May 10, 2017: 8:30am - 4:30pm
May 11, 2017: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: University of Phoenix-Arlington
1800 S. Bell Street-Ste. 100
Arlington, VA
Instructor: Robert O'Brien
Tuition: $645 / $595*
$545 / $495* (Before April 8, 2017)
Class is Closed
**Registered attendees will receive a PDF copy of course materials prior to the class. A physical book can be purchased for an additional $50 charge. To purchase, select "Physical Book" above.

 

Description:

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 remediation and characterization, engineering and other sciences. 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

Robert O'Brien

Robert O'Brien

Mr. O’Brien (MS, Indiana Univ., Mathematics) is a member of the adjunct faculty at Washington State University Tri-Cities teaching courses in mathematics and statistics and performing consulting for selective clients.  He has over 30 years of experience in applied statistics and research in environmental statistics and engineering. He has been a senior level scientist at Shaw Environmental, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the US EPA, the US Census Bureau,  and performing  outside consulting work.  His interests are in the areas of environmental and engineering statistics, site characterization and remediation, environmental monitoring, sampling, and other applied statistical applications.

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 [email protected] or 425-270-3274 at least 30 days prior to the event.


Directions

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  •   1800 S. Bell Street-Ste. 100 Arlington, VA 22202

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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
Please wait to receive a course confirmation email, roughly one month prior to the class, before making any travel arrangements. Please review what to bring!

 

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