Case Studies in Data Analysis for the 2001 Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada

Session Organizer: Peter Macdonald, McMaster University


The Case Studies in Data Analysis for 2001

Here are the data sets for the Case Studies in Data Analysis sessions at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada.

Case Study #1 - Climate Change

Francis Zwiers of the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis has provided this Case Study on projected changes in extreme 24-hour precipitation.

Case Study #2 - Old-Growth Forest

Fangliang He of the Pacific Forestry Centre and Charmaine Dean of Simon Fraser University have provided this Case Study on allometry, mortality, and spatial patterns in an old-growth Douglas-fir forest.

Who can give a presentation?

The Case Studies in Data Analysis sessions will be held at the SSC Annual Meeting in Burnaby, 10-14 June, 2001. 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.

The sessions are intended for 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 2001. 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! You can direct your questions to me and I will put answers to frequently-asked questions on the web pages. You are also free to contact the people who prepared the exercises, in which case please Cc all correspondence to me so I can pick up frequently-asked questions. You are 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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