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QQSW: Introduction to Sampling and Hypothesis Testing

Event date: Friday, October 07, 2011, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: UNH 3212

Introduction to Sampling and Hypothesis Testing
Andrew Healy, PhD, Economics

In this workshop, we will discuss simple ways of describing and summarizing data. We will start by going over the most basic ways of capturing what data can tell us: histograms, means, and standard deviations. After these methods, we will discuss the ideas of using samples to understand populations, along with how to use samples in any field to test hypotheses. For example, in economics, we might want to use a sample of households to determine whether it was generally true that losing a job causes people to be more likely to divorce. Hypothesis testing methods enable us to determine both an answer to this question and an estimate of how certain we are of that answer.

RSVP to teachers@lmu.edu or (310)338-5866.

This event is part of a series of Quantitative and Qualitative Skills Workshops (QQSW) hosted by the CTE, supporting the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) at LMU.