I want to get stats chatz up and running again for Nov. I know we all
Zoom too much, but I think stats chatz can be a helpful group as we
squirrel away in isolation. We had these meetings at SFU and they were
I suggest we stick with our original time of Wednesday 10:30-11:30 over
zoom, every other week starting this coming Wednesday (Nov 4th).
For those new to statz chatz:
What is it? A meeting group where we can discuss our stats problem (no
matter how big or small) and we can use the power of the crowd to
discuss, clarify, learn, and hopefully find a solution. Good questions
include statistical approaches, design, interpreting outputs, etc. R
questions are harder to solve via Zoom so we recommended keeping
questions related to stats.
Who should attend? All skills levels are encouraged to regularly attend.
It is a friendly collaborative environment and you should attend
regardless if you have a question or feel that you can contribute
(lurking and learning is welcome!).
How does it work? If you have a stats questions, please bring it to the
meeting. Give us a quick summary of your stats questions and some
background of your study system and design, you can provide a sketch to
help clarify your problem (prepare a quick figure beforehand and we can
share screens or we can use the whiteboard). Try to keep your question
short and please come back and give us an update on your
solution/output, etc. Remember – no question is too simple! This is a
friendly atmosphere (this isn’t stack overflow!) and all questions are
When? Every other week – Wednesday 10:30-11:15. First meeting Nov 4th!
Please note, this is the last email I will send department wide. If you
would like to be included in future emails please sign up to the stats
chatz listserv by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the word “subscribe” on the Subject: line. To post, send email to
All communication will be through email, however, please feel free to
join our slack channel for additional resources and discussions outside
of meeting times.
Please let me know if you have any questions about the meeting.
Start thinking of stats questions and see you Wednesday!
Meeting ID: 893 9347 2615
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