2014/15 session 2015-01-20 seminar

The Applied Biostatistics Association (TABA) invites you to a seminar and dinner:

Topic: Directional statistics and its application in the health sciences (including psychology)

Presenter: Hugh McCague, Institute for Social Research, York University

Abstract: Directional statistics, circular data analysis and spherical data analysis involve the analysis of angular data. Variables that are not angles but that are cyclical or seasonal in nature, such as some time measurements (e.g., arrival times at an intensive care unit, or times of disease onset during the calendar year) and measurements arising from multiples of a fundamental unit (quantum), are sometimes best analysed by being transformed into angles. The angular and cyclic nature of this form of data has wide-ranging repercussions for the plotting of data, hypothesis testing, and model fitting. Some of the concepts and methods of directional statistics or circular data analysis will be motivated and illustrated by applications in the health sciences.

When:  Tuesday January 20th, 2015
6-7 pm seminar
7 pm dinner (optional, but registration required)

Where:  Room 7-605, Princess Margaret Hospital, 610 University Avenue

Cost: Seminar – free
Dinner – $15  (students $5)To attend, please RSVP to taba.exec@gmail.com by or on Friday the 16th of January:
* for seminar only, please email us with the header SeminarOnly
* for seminar and dinner, please email us with the header SeminarAndDinnerIf you plan to attend the dinner, we accept a mailed cheque, Interac email money transfer or cash at the event. If you have to cancel the dinner we request a 48 hour notice otherwise TABA has to pay for it. For Interac email money transfer (not PayPal): do the transfer via your bank to taba.exec@gmail.com and send a separate email via your own email program to us (taba.exec@gmail.com) giving the answer to the security question you used so that we can accept the transfer. For cheques: mail cheque, payable to TABA, to
Lorinda Simms
Eli Lilly Canada Inc.
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Toronto, ON
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