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23: Fall 2017

  • Important Statistical Concepts for Reproducible Research
  • Debate on P-value Threshold
  • New Handout on SEM Fit Indices
  • New R Package 'emmeans'
  • New User Written Functions in Stata for Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Multicollinearity in R with the mctest package
  • New tools in SAS for Propensity Score Analysis and for Assessing Causality
  • New in Stata 15
  • New in SPSS 25

22: Spring 2017

  • Data Carpentry Workshop at Cornell
  • Summer 2017 Workshops
  • The American Statistical Association?s Recommendations for Reproducible Research
  • New CSCU Handout: Estimating Marginal Means in Various Statistical Software Packages
  • Creating Attractive Tables from Statistical Software
  • Using Complex Survey Weights in Stata 14
  • New in JMP 13: Latent Class Analysis
  • Caution When Using as.numeric() in R
  • What we are Reading
  • CSCU Summer Schedule

21: Fall 2016

  • CSCU Fall Schedule
  • Fall 2016 CSCU Workshops
  • Ten Simple Rules for Effective Statistical Practice
  • Should Post-hoc Sample Size Calculations Be Performed?
  • Specifying Mixed Models in Various Statistical Software Packages
  • The Many Uses of Stata's gsem Command
  • Recommended R Packages
  • New Features in JMP 13
  • What We Are Listening to: Statistics Podcasts

20: Spring 2016

  • CSCU Summer Schedule
  • Data Carpentry Workshop at Cornell
  • Summer 2016 CSCU Workshops
  • The ASA's statement on p-values
  • How does R Treat Missing Values?
  • Nonparametric Pairwise Comparisons in SPSS
  • When Random Effects are ignored in JMP 12
  • Why Propensity Scores should not be used for Matching
  • Assessing Preference when Items are Presented in Pairs
  • Mixed-Effects Parametric Survival Time Model in Stata 14

19: Fall 2015

  • CSCU Winter Session Workshop on Multilevel Modeling
  • Model Specification in R
  • R-squared for Generalized Linear Mixed Effects Models
  • Options When Ordinal Logistic Regression Assumptions are Violated
  • Equivalence Testing in SPSS
  • New in Stata 14: Bayesian Analyses and Item Response Theory
  • Organizing R Model Output Using the New 'broom' Package
  • Multiple Correspondence Analysis in JMP

18: Fall 2014

  • CSCU Winter Session Workshops
  • Open Refine for taming messy data
  • Overdispersed Poisson Regression & OLRE
  • Extracting data out of published papers
  • Finite Mixture Models
  • Julia: A New Language and Statistical Computing Toolkit
  • Treatment Discontinuation and Missing Data
  • Geospatial science and technology at Cornell

17: Spring 2014

  • Congratulations to the graduates
  • CSCU Summer Schedule
  • Summer 2014 CSCU Workshops
  • Generating Automatic Reports
  • Fitting Mixed Models in R: lme4 versus nlme
  • JMP 11 Introduces New Features
  • pqR: Pretty Quick R
  • Mixed Model Multinomial Logistic Regression in Stata 13

16: Fall 2013

  • Web Resources for Data Visualization
  • Vuong Test for Comparing Non-Nested Models
  • Noteworthy Upgrades in Stata 13
  • Tobit and Quantile Regression in SPSS
  • Saving Model Information in SAS with Proc PLM
  • Follow CSCU on Twitter

15: Spring 2013

  • Mediation Modeling Tools
  • Missing Data with SAS
  • SAS Variable Selection
  • Specification Error Checking in Stata
  • Estimation of Nonlinear Models
  • Significance: Statistics Making Sense

14: Fall 2012

  • Multilevel Modeling Workshop in January
  • What is a p-value?
  • New Bayesian Procedure in SAS
  • Multilevel Complex Survey Analysis in Stata
  • A New Environment for R Users: RStudio
  • Structural Equation Models in JMP

13: Spring 2012

  • Three new statistical genetics related workshops in April:
    - Introduction to Statistical Genetics
    - Introduction to Microarray Data Analysis using Genespring
    - Analyzing Gene Expression Data in R
  • Useful tools for Response Surface Methodology.
  • Caution when using log transformations in JMP.
  • Free user-friendly statistical software: PSPP.
  • Assessing logistic regression model performance in R.
  • Sample size and power calculation for testing mediation.

12: Fall 2011

  • New workshop offered this week: "Overview of Multiple Comparison Methods"
  • Estimating, comparing and testing specific effects in Structural Equation Modeling using phantom models
  • Linear Mixed models and Generalized Linear Mixed models
  • Reading proprietary data formats into R from other statistical tools
  • Fisher's combined probability test
  • User-friendly power and sample size calculations using SAS
  • Many useful upgrades with the latest version 12 of STATA

11: Spring 2011

  • Be careful when log-transforming count data
  • Odds Ratio versus Relative Risk
  • Multiple Imputation in multilevel settings with WinMICE
  • Longitudinal MANOVA in SAS
  • Assessing confounding effects in Stata
  • Spatial Analysis using SAM (Spatial Analysis in Macroecology)
  • Revolution-R software
  • Editing plots in SAS

10: Fall 2009

  • Statistical workshops this semester
  • Bayesian statistical analysis with SAS 9.2.
  • Multiple Imputation with Stata 11
  • Exact logistic regression with Stata
  • GEE modeling with R
  • Useful macro for variable selection for logistic regression with correlated data in SAS
  • Improved graphing capabilities in JMP and SAS
  • Access to specialized statistical software: Mplus
  • PASW 18 (formerly SPSS)
  • Recommended readings
  • Cornell's Dropbox

09: Spring 2009

  • Statistical workshops at Cornell Summer 2009
  • Noteworthy updates in statistical software available at Cornell
  • Recommended readings
  • Off-campus Statistical Workshops

08: Fall 2006

  • Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit (CSCU)
  • Workshops offered this semester
  • CSCU provides contract services
  • Projects for graduate students in the Master of Professional Studies in Applied Statistics program
  • Statistics in the Community (STATCOM)
  • STATA 9 documentation available at Mann Library

07: Spring 2006

  • New: Feedback form on our Webpage
  • Careful Design of Data Collection Method
  • Software Availability
  • New Articles/Handouts
  • Off-campus Statistical Workshops: Summer '06
  • Noteworthy upgrades available in the new SPSS version 14 available on campus
  • Updated complex survey capabilities in STATA version 9
  • New useful procedures in SAS
  • Problems using Output Delivery System in SAS

06: Fall 2005

  • Webpage
  • Workshops
  • Multilevel Analysis Information
  • Access to Specialized Statistical Software

05: Spring 2005

  • Two New Workshops Among On-Campus Offerings
  • Off-Campus Workshops
  • Please plan ahead this spring
  • StatNews Feedback
  • Software updates
  • Recommended Reading and Links
  • Emma Despa
  • New Handouts

04: Fall 2004

  • Expanded Walk-in Consulting Hours
  • Workshops for Fall 2004
  • Statistical Resources for Honors Students
  • Changes in SAS with Version 9.1
  • New Complex Survey Capabilities in SPSS 13.0

03: Spring 2004

  • Basic statistical knowledge and skills needed for a quantitative research project
  • Basic Data Analysis Workshop
  • CISER's services this semester
  • Fix for SAS 8.2 Online Help and Web Services available
  • Cecilia Grace-Martin

02: Fall 2003

  • New SPSS version 12
  • New Minitab version 14 available at Cornell
  • Inaccuracies in Excel's statistical functions
  • Group discount for AMOS 5.0 for structural equation modeling
  • New version of Oriana available for circular statistics
  • Statistical short courses and workshops

01: Spring 2003

  • Analysis of Missing Data workshop
  • Student Assistant position available
  • SAS/Stata upgrades
  • New guide on the statistical skills needed for research
  • New handouts available
  • Off-Campus Summer Statistical Workshop