Cornell College Events
Science Interest Group (SIG) Lecture: The New STA 201 (link)
|Date:||Thursday, February 28th|
Ann Cannon, professor of statistics, will give a lecture titled "The New STA 201: Incorporating Modern Methods with Traditional Techniques." The traditional ways of computing confidence intervals and hypothesis tests were created in the early to mid 20th century, a time without computers. These techniques have served researchers well, but come with the burden of restrictions on when they can be used (sometimes conveniently ignored). As computing power has grown, so have the statistical methods available. Starting this year, STA 201 is introducing students not only to the traditional techniques of data analysis, but also modern simulation-based methods. Come to this SIG talk to find out what your students are learning!