Stat 998: Weekly Schedule

This schedule is under construction for Fall 2008. Dates subject to change without notice. Return to Stat 998 Home Page.

Class Schedule

    week   date   topic                  format 
     1    2 sep   overview/ethics        round table
          4 sep   diesel engine          small groups
     2    9 sep   diesel MS reports      small groups
         11 sep   diagnostics problems   small groups 
     3   16 sep   honeybee problem       small groups 
         18 sep   scientist #1           first consultation
     4   23 sep   Rick Chappell          Clinical Trials & Tribulations
         25 sep   Michael Newton         Tumor Polyclonality Project
     5   30 sep   scientist #1           last consultation 

          2 oct   Derr CD video          small groups 
     6    7 oct   scientist #1 reports   open discussion
          9 oct   design simulation      small groups 
     7   14 oct   review sci #1 graphics open discussion
         16 oct   interferon problem     group presentations
     8   21 oct   ethics scenario        reading / role play
         23 oct   scientist #2           first consultation 
     9   28 oct   Nordheim video         video / discussion 
         30 oct   scientist #2           last consultation

    10    4 nov   Cecile Ane             From France to Davis to Madison
          6 nov   scientist #2 reports   open discussion
    11   11 nov   Miriam Goldberg        Kema Consulting
         13 nov   Dave DeMets            Ethics in Statistics
    12   18 nov   philosopy              small groups
         20 nov   Kyungmann Kim          Biostatistics Consulting
    13   25 nov   Karl Broman            Consulting in Statistical Genetics
         27 nov   * * *                  (Thanksgiving break) 

    14    2 dec   student reports        20 minute presentations
          4 dec   student reports        . . .
    15    9 dec   student reports        questions & written comments
         11 dec   student reports        . . .
    **   16 dec   scientist #3 due       ! ! !
         18 dec   grades posted          * * * 

Homework Assignments

     given      due   topic                   nature
     2 sep    4 sep   diesel engine problem   1-page key graph(s)
     4 sep    9 sep   diesel MS reports       read and critique
     4 sep   11 sep   2 diagnostics problems  2 6-page reports
     9 sep   16 sep   honeybee problem        graphic analysis
     8 oct   15 oct   interferon problem      graphs/oral presentation
    15 oct   22 oct   Derr CD video           view and critique
    10 nov   21 nov   consulting philosophy   2-page essay

    16 sep   23 sep   scientist #1 visit      1-page initial questions
    23 sep   30 sep   scientist #1 visit      1-page followup questions
    16 sep    7 oct   scientist #1            12-page report
     7 oct    7 oct   scientist #1            peer reviews

    16 oct   23 oct   scientist #2 visit      1-page initial questions
    23 oct   30 oct   scientist #2 visit      1-page followup questions
    16 oct    4 nov   scientist #2            12-page report
     4 nov    4 nov   scientist #2            peer reviews

     1 oct    1 nov   scientist #3            name of client
     1 oct   13 nov   scientist #3            2-page summary
     2 dec - 11 dec   scientist #3            25-min oral presentation
     1 oct   16 dec   scientist #3            12-page report

Readings

Handouts (# below) distributed in class.
    #     date   topic                  content
         2 sep   course objective       hours /  policies
         2 sep   course outline         week by week schedule
    1    2 sep   report outline         sample report style
    1    2 sep   References             relevant books /  papers
    1    2 sep   The Master's Exam      a faculty view
    1    2 sep   Interview Check-list   begining, middle, end
    1    2 sep   General Guidelines     analysis and writing

    2    2 sep   Report Writing         Frees guidelines

  3-4    4 sep   2 MS reports           read for class

         9 sep   diesel questions       posed by Nordheim
        16 sep   diagnostic summaries   "well done" examples
    5   16 sep   diagnostic reports     2 class reports

Oral Presentations

tue 2 dec
thu 4 dec
tue 9 dec
thu 11 dec

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