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APRIL - An introduction to survey statistics and the Survey package in R

  • Apr 30, 2013 · 5:45 PM
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We look forward to seeing you at our April meeting.

Talk Outline: Complex designs are common in survey data. In practice, collecting random samples from populations is costly and impractical. The data are often non-independent or disproportionately sampled, and violate the typical assumption of independent and identically distributed samples (IID).

The Survey package in R (written by Thomas Lumley) is a powerful tool that incorporates survey designs to the data. It implements standard statistics, from linear models to survival analysis with the corresponding mathematical corrections.

This talk will provide an introduction to survey statistics and the Survey package. There will be a brief overview of complex designs and some of the theory behind their analysis, followed by a demonstration using the Survey package.

 

About our speaker: Sebastián Duchêne is a Ph.D. candidate at The University of Sydney, based at the Molecular Phylogenetics, Ecology, and Evolution Lab.His broad area of research is virus evolution.

His current projects include an R package for evolutionary analysis, and the development of statistical models for molecular epidemiology and he is a reviewer for the PLoS ONE academic journal for evolution and bioinformatics. Before coming to Sydney, he was a data analyst at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the USA. A list of his publications can be found at: http://sydney.edu.au/science/biology/meep/people/sebastianduchene.shtml

Meet from 5:45pm for a 6pm talk.

Join us afterwards at a nearby pub for networking opportunities.


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  • Sebastian D.

    Hello Everyone,
    Thanks for coming last night. The code for the presentation is in my github repos. Please find it through the link bellow:

    http://sebastianduchene.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/survey-analysis-talk-at-the-sydney-r-users-forum/

    3 · May 1, 2013

    • Dean M.

      Many thanks for the presentation and materials Sebastien. Brgds Dean

      May 1, 2013

    • Kevin K.

      Thank you so much. This is great.

      May 1, 2013

  • Dimitar B.

    Thanks for the presentation & the shared knowledge. It was great & I appreciate the cooperation.
    Thanks again to everyone.

    May 1, 2013

  • Qui Van P.

    I like the sampling design presentation. Sebastian was great

    April 30, 2013

  • Ian

    A useful evening, thanks for organising.

    April 30, 2013

  • Nethal j.

    Sorry for this late notice, can't attend it

    April 30, 2013

  • Wilson P.

    Something's come up at work, won't be able to make it tonight.

    April 30, 2013

  • Eric

    Sorry for late notice, can't make it anymore

    April 30, 2013

  • Gethryn G.

    Alas, have to stay back at the office. Would be interested to know if any presentation content will be available afterwards?

    April 30, 2013

  • Linda K.

    Hi Louise and others.
    My apologies also. I have had something urgent come up, so can't make it. I'm sure someone will appreciate the seat. Have fun!

    April 30, 2013

  • Charbel

    Apologies - last minute issue came up. Hopefully someone else can grab the spot.

    April 30, 2013

  • Vlad M.

    More than happy to stand if there's standing room

    April 29, 2013

    • Louise L.

      There's only 30 seats, so the maximum number stated is all that we can take. Arrive early to get a seat!

      April 29, 2013

    • Kevin K.

      Thank you for the seat.

      April 30, 2013

  • Ron S.

    Unfortunately I have a 5.30 - 6.30 meeting at work that I have been asked to attend so I will not be able to make it this time.

    April 29, 2013

  • Louise L.

    Thankyou everyone for updating your attendance status so far. It is making a difference. The waiting list is still at 8, but 6 or those are people who have joined the waiting list today.

    April 29, 2013

  • Louise L.

    Only two days until the next suRF meeting, and we have more interest than space. So for those with a YES RSVP - if you can no longer make it, please update your status ASAP. We currently have 8 members on the waiting list. Thankyou.

    April 28, 2013

  • Daniel M.

    Sorry I'll be missing this.

    April 9, 2013

  • David B

    Seabstian, is there anything you recommend we read in preparation for the presentation?

    April 6, 2013

    • Sebastian D.

      Hello David, Thanks for your interest. If you want to get a head start I suggest Applied Survey Data Analysis, by Heeringa et al. or Complex Surveys, A guide to Analyses using R, by Tomas Lumley. In the talk I will cover the main topics and point you to some more references.

      1 · April 8, 2013

    • David B

      Thanks SD. (Presumably "Standard Deviation"? :-)). Nerd joke

      April 8, 2013

  • Kevin K.

    Looking forward to learning about R programming and data analytic application.

    April 6, 2013

  • Fabian H.

    Looking forward to learning more about R

    April 1, 2013

  • Dean M.

    sounds very interesting!

    March 31, 2013

  • Paul

    Looking forward to it, thanks!

    March 31, 2013

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