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Statistical Methods for Environmental Data Analysis

Course code: USGS-OED-QW1075
Course title: Statistical Methods for Environmental Data Analysis
Description: This course will introduce statistical methods appropriate for analyzing and interpreting surface-water, groundwater, and water-quality data. The assumptions behind each statistical technique and the appropriate situations for their application will be stressed. Real-world hydrology examples will be used to illustrate statistical theory using the R statistical language. Topics include confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, correlation, ANOVA, simple and multiple linear regression, nonparametric alternatives to regression, ANCOVA, censored data methods, graphical presentation of results, considerations for writing, logistic regression, and trend analysis.

Objectives: To obtain information on analyzing hydrologic data.

Target Audience: USGS Personnel responsible for analyzing hydrologic data or reviewing interpretive reports may attend.
1) Students must bring their own laptop with the most current versions of R and RStudio pre-installed.
2) A basic familiarity with the statistical software program R. This prerequisite may be met through:
a. Work experience,
b. Taking this USGS self-paced online R course, or
c. Taking an in-person R course through the USGS,
3) Some basic statistical knowledge. This prerequisite may be met through:
a. Past completion of an introductory statistics course, or
b. Reading chapters 1-6 of this open textbook, or
c. Completion of one of these online courses in Coursera or

Non-USGS persons may attend on a space available basis. Please contact "Primary Contact" for further instructions.

For tuition payment, please call the payment Line: 888-390-4447.
Delivery method: ILT
Instructional hours: 40
Credits/CEUs: 0
Vendor: USGS-OED
Additional Course Tuition Information:Please call the Payment Line: 888-390-4447
Contact:Karen Ryberg - or (701) 250-7422
Prerequisites:This self-paced online R course or previous experience with R.
Requires Approval:Yes
Responsible Bureau:U.S. Geological Survey

Class Name Class Start Class End Location Contact # Seats Left Cost Registration
USGS-2018-1015-Bismarck, ND (8am CT) 2018-10-15 2018-10-19 Bismarck, ND
Karen Ryberg
(701-250-7422 or
12 $1,100.00 Register

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