Let your fingers rest and let screen time become face time for a short time. Meet other R users around Oslo, put faces to names and glasses on tables. R users of all levels are welcome, students, academics and professionals and hobbyists, beginners and veterans.
Oslo useR! Group Code of Conduct
A member of the R Community is:
Open: Members of the community are open to collaboration, whether it's on projects, working groups, packages, problems, or otherwise. We're receptive to constructive comment and criticism, as the experiences and skill sets of other members contribute to the whole of our efforts. We're accepting of anyone who wishes to take part in our activities, fostering an environment where all can participate and everyone can make a difference.
Considerate: Members of the community are considerate of their peers — other R users. We're thoughtful when addressing the efforts of others, keeping in mind that oftentimes the labor was completed simply for the good of the community. We're attentive in our communications, whether in person or online, and we're tactful when approaching differing views.
Respectful: Members of the community are respectful. We're respectful of others, their positions, their skills, their commitments, and their efforts. We're respectful of the volunteer efforts that permeate the R community. We're respectful of the processes set forth in the community, and we work within them. When we disagree, we are courteous in raising our issues.
Overall, we're good to each other. We contribute to this community not because we have to, but because we want to. If we remember that, these guidelines will come naturally.
Unfortunately we are unable to meet in person as of yet, so R-Ladies Oslo and Oslo useR! Group have decided to postpone the Lightning Talk event. We are, however, lucky enough to have one of our planned contributors giving a full talk instead!
Monte Carlo simulation (MCS) is a computational tool used to determine a numerical result or unknown parameter by randomly selecting numbers repeatedly. It has a vast array of applications (e.g. risk analysis) in a variety of fields including education, law, mathematics and physics.
This presentation will briefly outline what MCS are, why MCS are useful and how to conduct an MCS. An application of MCS in educational measurement will also be presented, while emphasizing possible solutions to issues that may be encountered.
Dan Uehara recently completed his MSc, where he conducted Monte Carlo simulations to investigate the classification accuracy of score and sum score-based equating methods. Currently Dan works at the IPED at UiO as a research assistant analyzing survey data.