This Applied Statistics and Data Analysis course introduces students to applied statistics and data analysis with a focus on the practical implications of statistics in the field of wood-based composites. The course will prepare the student to collect and analyze data using basic statistical tools. Students will learn how to compute and interpret basic descriptive statistics such as mean and standard deviation. Students will also learn how to compare means from different samples using t-tests and ANOVA and how to interpret the results of those tests. Understanding how and why to collect data and analyze data is critical for quality control, troubleshooting, and product performance.
Wood science and technology experts, selected from top universities, government research labs and industry, teach the course's seven modules.
The modules are integrated online and build upon each other to provide a logical progression as participants transfer newly-acquired skills to the workplace. Modules are self-paced and can be started at any time to help you balance your career and other responsibilities.
Each module includes five to 10 hours of instruction. Participants who receive a 70-percent or above on the course final exam will receive a Certificate of Completion.