StatsWeek 2015

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The National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA) at the University of Wollongong will be hosting StatsWeek 2015 from 9 to 13 February on the Wollongong Campus.

StatsWeek consists of the following three courses:


Sample Design and Analysis using R

A short course with Thomas Lumley (University of Auckland)

Monday and Tuesday, 9 – 10 February

$900, $750 for SSAI members, $400 for students

This 2-day course covers sample design, weighting and methods for a wide range of      exploratory analysis and modelling of data from complex surveys using the R survey package.


Spatial Sampling for Agricultural and Environmental Surveys

A short course with Roberto Benedetti (University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy) and Frederica Piersimoni (Italian National Statistical Institute)

Wednesday, 10  February

$400, $300 for SSAI members, $200 for students


This 1-day course considers a systematic approach to key sampling algorithms for the selection of spatial units, with a particular emphasis on agricultural and environmental data collection.


Modelling Group Heterogeneity via M-quantile Regression

A short course with Nikos Tzavidis (University of Southampton), James Dawber (NIASRA) and Ray Chambers (NIASRA)

Thursday and Friday, 12 – 13 February

$700, $600 for SSAI members, $300 for students


This 2-day course provides the fundamental statistical background of necessary for the use of quantile and M-quantile regression as a semiparametric, robust alternative to standard multilevel modelling.

You can register for one, two or all three courses.  Please visit the NIASRA webpage and click the StatsWeek link for more information and to register online.  Places are limited and registrations will be processed in the order they arrive.

The City of Wollongong is located just 80km south of Sydney on a spectacular stretch of the southern New South Wales coast. Wollongong’s natural environment offers pleasant summer weather and includes pristine beaches  and a great network of walking/biking trails and dazzling views of the coastline along the escarpment to the west.

StatsWeek is sponsored by NIASRA and the University of Wollongong.

 StatsWeek 2015
When: 09/02/2015 - 13/02/2015
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: from $400.00
Location: Building 6, Room 210,
SMART Infrastructure Facility,
University of Wollongong,

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