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Transportation and Communities 2018: Academy Edition ● September 13 - 14, 2018 at Portland State University
In honor of our 10-year anniversary, we’re trying something a little different. Instead of brief sessions that introduce you to a topic– we will be offering fifteen half-day workshops that focus on skill building and providing the tools to apply the latest research to practice. These will be hands-on, immersive learning experiences in a small classroom setting. Hosted by the Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University. Supported by our U.S. DOT grant-funded consortium: the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC).

⇨CLICK HERE TO REGISTER⇦ This event is a la carte, and pricing is per workshop. You may attend as few as one, or as many as four workshops. Questions? Contact us at asktrec@pdx.edu.  Let us know if you’re a student interested in volunteering, and we’ll be in touch later this summer.
  • Half-Day Workshop (general admission): $95
  • Half-Day Workshop (student rate / elected government officials rate): $50
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Thursday, September 13 • 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Data Analysis for Smarties Who Forgot What They Learned in College

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Remember that stats class you took in college? If you’re like most, probably not. But, you have some data you need to analyze – a survey, traffic counts, crash data – and use in a memo or report to your boss, client, commission, the public, etc.. How do you know if the differences you see are “statistically significant”? Do you use a Chi-square or t-test? Row percent or column percent? How do you write up those findings? What do those regression model results someone shared really mean? This workshop will provide a refresher on how to analyze quantitative data, including the most common statistical tests, and how to write about data – all using Excel.

After this workshop you will have a better understanding of:
  • What statistical test to use in what situations
  • How to write about the results from statistical tests, without being too technical
  • How to do basic data analysis in Excel
This half-day workshop is eligible for 3.5 hours of professional development credit through AICP (see our provider summary). We can provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.

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Jennifer Dill

Director, Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC), Portland State University
Director of TREC and the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), Jennifer is also a professor of urban studies and planning. Currently serving as Interim Vice President of Research at Portland State University, she is an internationally cited researcher on sustainable... Read More →

Thursday September 13, 2018 1:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA