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Continuing Education for Natural Resource Professionals

Statistics & R - Data Analysis (RDA)


  • Super user of R software and analysis

It is a good idea to be familiar with statistics and literature BEFORE you join the workshop.
Brett will help you with literature and pre-reading, but, obviously, it will slow down learning the concepts if you don't know statistics. You can pull out your old college statistics book to brush up OR visit our list of statistical learning options. For an online text book, visit Stat Soft. Various statistics folks recommended it to us. You can also contact Shelly Witt (CE-WFW Program Leader) to borrow "A Cartoon Guide to Statistics" (formula driven approach). "Brushing up" on statistics is highly recommended, because, after all, you want to get the most out of your time and money, learning about ecosystem analysis!

Or check out statistics courses on For example, Khan Academy

Date: FY15 & FY16 - Request in AgLearn or email Shelly Witt.

Location:"Distance Learning"; stay at your home unit -- NO Travel Costs!
Hosted through Live Meeting and conference call.

Tuition: Free

Brett Roper, workshop instructor, talking with participants during a break.

AgLearn Keywords: 2600 323
Requesting in AgLearn

Registration Status: "Request" in AgLearn or email Shelly Witt

Dropping from the Workshop:
As this is a free course delivered by "distance learning" methods, you can simply withdraw from the course. Please be sure to notify Dr. Roper or Shelly Witt (switt01"at" if you do withdraw; this will ensure you don't receive course emails.

Agenda & Workshop Info | Related Readings |


Dr. Brett Roper, USFS National Stream and Aquatic Ecology Center, Fisheries Biologist
WATS Department, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5210

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Forest Service Continuing Education for Natural Resource Professionals
Author: Shelly Witt, National Continuing Education Coordinator,
WFW staff
Phone: 435-881-4203
Expires: none

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 Last Modified: November 2014