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Thursday Dec 10 (12pm): Design considerations when estimating treatment means from designs with random blocks. We will have a discussion surrounding how design variants will influence outcomes of interest.
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Meeting ID: 950 0645 0662
Date & Time: Dec 10, 2020 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Thursday Nov 5 (12pm): We will be have a discussion of fixed and random effects, covering definitions and when to use each.
Thursday Oct 8 (12pm): Leslie New, assistant professor of statistics will present on mark-recapture.
Estimating animal abundance is a key component of wildlife management, and has led to the development of multiple statistical tools to achieve this aim. We will discuss one such tool, mark-recapture, and its history, starting with the Lincoln-Petersen estimator, and through to more recent developments, such as close-kin mark-recapture. Of particular interest will be looking at how the collaboration across disciplines has led to practical and theoretical advancements across fields, and how this approach to building scientific knowledge is, or can be, used in other research areas.
Thursday Sept 24 (3pm): We will be have a discussion of the various issues that threaten replicability in academic research.
Thursday Sept 10 (3pm): Q & A session on statistical topics.
Thursday Aug 27 (12pm): David Wheeler, assistant professor of Plant Pathology will present on the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger. Questions about what happened and what should’ve happened will be discussed. Practical lessons in statistical inference will be emphasized.
Thursday Aug 13 (3pm): This will be a group problem solving session focused on constructing a model to give growers an estimate of the time left before wild buckwheat and pale smartweed develop viable seed. Steven Seefeldt, a faculty member from NWREC, will present on the problem over the first 20 minutes, to be followed by a 40 minute discussion.
Thursday July 23 (3pm): This will be a group problem solving session focused on designing large-scale plant breeding or germplasm screening trials. Kim Campbell, a USDA ARS wheat breeder from Pullman will present on research design problems in wheat over the first 20 minutes, to be followed by a 40 minute discussion. During the informal, second hour of the forum, Sarah Kostick, a graduate student from Wenatchee TFREC will present on similar problems from an apple breeding perspective.
Thursday July 9 (12pm): This will be a group problem solving session focused on characterizing soil health. Tianna Dupont from the Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center will be presenting the problem during the first 20 minutes, to be followed by a 40 minute discussion.
Wednesday June 24 (4pm): This will be a group problem solving session describing a problem of unreplicated treatments. Bernardita Sallato from the Prosser Research and Extension Center will describe an unreplicated design and we will continue with a discussion regarding how to analyze and interpret.
Thursday June 11 (3pm): This will be a group problem solving session on research design. Marianne Elliott from Plant Pathology will describe an experimental design problem that we will be discussing.