# Faculty

• ### Penn State STAT 507: Epidemiological Research Methods

Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of human disease and health outcomes, and the application of methods to improve human health. This course examines the methods used in epidemiologic research, including the design of epidemiologic studies and the collection and analysis of epidemiological data.  Perfect for students and teachers wanting to learn/acquire materials for this topic.

• ### Penn State STAT 506: Sampling Theory and Methods

The aim of this course is to cover sampling design and analysis methods that would be useful for research and management in many field. A well designed sampling procedure ensures that we can summarize and analyze data with a minimum of assumptions and complications. Perfect for both students and teachers wanting to learn/acquire materials for this topic.

• ### Penn State STAT 505: Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis

Those who complete this course will be able to select appropriate methods of multivariate data analysis, given multivariate data and study objectives; write SAS and/or Minitab programs to carry out multivariate data analyses; and interpret results of multivariate data analyses.  Perfect for students and teachers wanting to learn/acquire materials for this topic.

• ### Penn State STAT 504: Analysis of Discrete Data

The focus of this class is a multivariate analysis of discrete data. We will learn basic statistical methods and discuss issues relevant for the analysis of some discrete distribution, cross-classified tables of counts, (i.e., contingency tables), success/failure records, questionnaire items, judge's ratings, etc. Being familiar with matrix algebra is helpful in completing this course.  Perfect for students and teachers wanting to learn/acquire materials for this topic.

• ### Penn State STAT 503: Design of Experiments

Statistics is often taught as though the design of the data collection and the data cleaning have already been done in advance.  However, as most practicing statisticians quickly learn, typically problems that arise at the analysis stage, could have been avoided if the experimenter had consulted a statistician before the experiment was done and the data were conducted.  This course is created to provide an understanding of how experiments should be designed so that when the data are collected, these shortcomings are avoided.  Perfect for students and teachers wanting to learn/acquire materials for this topic.

• ### Penn State STAT 502: Analysis of Variance and Design of Experiments

This is a graduate level course/collection of lessons in analysis of variance (ANOVA), including randomization and blocking, single and multiple factor designs, crossed and nested factors, quantitative and qualitative factors, random and fixed effects, split plot and repeated measures designs, crossover designs and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). Perfect for students and teachers alike looking to learn/acquire materials on ANOVA.

• ### Penn State STAT 501: Regression Methods

This graduate level course offers an introduction into regression analysis. A researcher is often interested in using sample data to investigate relationships, with an ultimate goal of creating a model to predict a future value for some dependent variable. The process of finding this mathematical model that best fits the data involves regression analysis.  STAT 501 is an applied linear regression course that emphasizes data analysis and interpretation and is perfect for both students and teachers of statistics courses.

• ### Online Statistics Education: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study

Online Statistics: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study is a resource for learning and teaching introductory statistics. It contains material presented in textbook format and as video presentations. This resource features interactive demonstrations and simulations, case studies, and an analysis lab.

• ### Data Science for Undergraduates: Opportunities and Options

As our economy, society, and daily life become increasingly dependent on data, work across nearly all fields is becoming more data driven, affecting both the jobs that are available and the skills that are required. At the request of the National Science Foundation, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine were asked to set forth a vision for the emerging discipline of data science at the undergraduate level. The study committee considered the core principles and skills undergraduates should learn and discussed the pedagogical issues that must be addressed to build effective data science education programs. Data Science for Undergraduates: Opportunities and Options underscores the importance of preparing undergraduates for a data-enabled world and recommends that academic institutions and other stakeholders take steps to meet the evolving data science needs of students.

Watch the report release webinar here:  https://vimeo.com/269033724

• ### Analysis Tool: RStudio Cloud

RStudio Cloud makes it easy for professionals, hobbyists, trainers, teachers and students to do, share, teach and learn data science using R.  Create analyses using RStudio directly from your browser - there is no software to install and nothing to configure on your computer.  Share your projects - and access those of others - without worrying about data transfer or package installation. Each project defines its own environment, and RStudio Cloud automatically reproduces that environment whenever anyone accesses the project.  It’s easy to share analyses with the world - but it’s also simple to collaborate with a select group in a private space. You control who can enter a space - and via roles, you have fine grained control over what each user can do.  There are also many learning materials available: interactive tutorials covering the basics of data science, cheatsheets for working with popular R packages, links to Datacamp courses, and a guide to using RStudio Cloud.