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SSC Data Science & Analytics Section 2022 Webinar Series: Vincenzo Coia

Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 13:00 to 14:00
Vincenzo Coia, Assistant Professor of Teaching, UBC Department of Statistics
Statistics Seminar

Zoom Link & Talk Details

This talk is one of SSC Data Science & Analytics Section 2022 Webinar Series.

Zoom Link: (Passcode: DSA2022)

Talk Title: Piecing together the statistical puzzle to build a model

Abstract: As a student well into my statistics education, I knew a fair share of statistical methods and how they worked. But I couldn't see how they all fit together in a bigger framework. Methods like linear regression, machine learning, and out-of-sample scoring seemed to stand alone. In this talk, I'll discuss how your analysis' overarching statistical question, together with the nature of your data, tells us where and when to use what statistical methods. A variety of these methods will be discussed in the context of uncertainty quantification, tying statistics back to its probabilistic roots. By the end, you'll learn how to make clearer decisions when building a statistical model.