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Course Information
Course Title: Statistics for the Non-Statistician with Applications to Analytical Chemistry
Categories: 1 - Data Analysis
2 - Pharmaceutical Sciences
3 - Statistics
Instructor(s): James De Muth Course Number: 14
Affiliation: University of Wisconsin
Course Date: 03/07/2016 - Monday Course Length: 1 1/2 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Course Date 2: 03/08/2016 - Tuesday    
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 12:30 PM
Fee: $800 ($1125 after 2/12/16) Textbook Fee: $75

Course Description
This short course is designed to provide non-statisticians with practical information needed to apply basic statistical tests to problems typically faced in analytical chemistry. Emphasis will be placed on the most commonly utilized statistical tests. The course focuses on the efficient utilization of statistics; not abstract theory. Practical examples drawn from scientific research will be used to illustrate statistical concepts. Emphasis will be placed on the appropriate use of statistics and the interpretation of their results and presents an overview of basic elements associated with statistical tests and their practical application. This course represents a merging of two separate one-day courses that have been presented at Pittcon since 1991.

Target Audience
The course is intended for scientists and technical personnel who deal with analytical data. It is primarily for those who have never taken a formal statistics course. However, it will also serve as an excellent review for those with previous experience in statistics; especially those who have had negative experiences with statistical instruction.

Course Outline
1. Types of Research Data and Methods for their Presentation
2. Key Concepts in Making Decisions Based on Statistical Tests
3. Statistical Inference: Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Testing
4. Parametric Statistics: the t Tests and One-way Analysis of Variance
5. More Applications for the Analysis of Variance
6. Correlation, Linear Regression and Outliers
7. Chi Square and Nonparametric Tests

Course Instructor's Biography
James E. De Muth, Ph.D., R.Ph. is a professor in Extension Services in Pharmacy and the School of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received the B.S. in Pharmacy degree from Drake University and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Pharmacy Continuing Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His primary responsibilities are the development, implementation and evaluation (relying heavily on statistical methodology) of continuing education offerings for individuals in the pharmaceutical industry and pharmacists within the United States. Dr. De Muth has authored over 40 research articles in the pharmacy and adult education literature and Basic Statistics and Pharmaceutical Statistical Applications. He has taught over 150 statistical short courses throughout the United States and internationally, including annual short courses for the Pittsburgh Conference since 1991. He served as the Chair of the Biostatistics Expert Committee (2000-2005), Chair of the General Chapters Expert Committee (2005-2010) and is currently (2010-2015) Chair of Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms Expert Committee for the United States Pharmacopeia.