A major objective of the statistics and methodology services is training and education in statistical methods, ranging from basic to cutting edge.
The series consists of three types of lectures:
Introduce researchers to a topic at a basic level, assuming little prior knowledge. Primers serve as a refresher course, or an intro into a new area.
Target researchers with backgrounds in an area, or who attended an entry-level lecture in the area.
Combine a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center researcher with a Core statistical consultant in order to attract researchers who might not attend an hour-long statistics lecture. The researcher introduces the research problem, and the statistician presents a twenty-five minute primer about an advanced statistical model and the results it produces. The researcher finishes with conclusions.
Jennifer Gilbert, Ph.D., Quantitative Services Education Director, (615) 343-1517
Provides statistical consulting, research software and database development, as well as a quantitative education series, methodological toolkits, and statistical research.