Case Studies in Data Analysis for the 2000 Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada

Session Organizer: Peter Macdonald, McMaster University


The Case Studies in Data Analysis for 2000

Here are the data sets for the Case Studies in Data Analysis sessions at the 2000 Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada.

Case Study #1 - Data Mining

Gary Saarenvirta, formerly of The Loyalty Group, now with IBM Canada, has provided this example.

Case Study #2 - Mixtures Plus

Peter Macdonald of McMaster University has prepared this exercise, with data from Dr Ronald Stead, Department of Pathology, McMaster University and Holburn Biomedical Corporation, and Karen Whalen and Stephen Walsh, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre, St John's, Newfoundland.

Who can give a presentation?

The Case Studies in Data Analysis sessions will be held at the SSC Annual Meeting in Ottawa, 4-7 June, 2000. Each Case Study will be introduced by a subject-matter expert, so that the teams presenting analyses will not have to repeat the background information. It is expected that each team will have 15 minutes to present their results, but this will depend on the number of teams presenting. You could opt for a poster presentation if you prefer.

While anyone is welcome to present their analyses of the Case Studies, the sessions are aimed at teams of graduate and senior undergraduate students working either with or without faculty mentors. If you think you might want to participate, please let me know by 31 March 2000. I will need to know the list of names for your team, the title of your presentation, and your choice of a platform or poster presentation. I will also need to know if you are giving any other papers at the meeting, to avoid scheduling conflicts.

How to contact us...

You will doubtless have questions once you start working on the data. You can ask us, you don't have to guess the answer! While you are free to contact the people who prepared the exercises, we would prefer you to direct your questions to me in the first instance and I will put answers to frequently-asked questions on the web pages. You are, of course, free to submit questions in either language, English or French.

Mailing Address:

Dr P.D.M. Macdonald
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON Canada L8S 4K1


(905) 525-9140 x 23423


(905) 522-0935


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