# distributions

### Member Training: A Gentle Introduction to Bootstrapping

July 28th, 2022 by

Bootstrapping is a methodology derived by Bradley Efron in the 1980s that provides a reasonable approximation to the sampling distribution of various “difficult” statistics. Difficult statistics are those where there is no mathematical theory to establish a distribution.

### Parametric or Semi-Parametric Models in Survival Analysis?

August 13th, 2018 by

It was Casey Stengel who offered the sage advice, “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

When you need to fit a regression model to survival data, you have to take a fork in the road. One road asks you to make a distributional assumption about your data and the other does not. (more…)

### Member Training: Making Sense of Statistical Distributions

August 1st, 2017 by

Many who work with statistics are already functionally familiar with the normal distribution, and maybe even the binomial distribution.

These common distributions are helpful in many applications, but what happens when they just don’t work?

This webinar will cover a number of statistical distributions, including the:

• Poisson and negative binomial distributions (especially useful for count data)
• Multinomial distribution (for responses with more than two categories)
• Beta distribution (for continuous percentages)
• Gamma distribution (for right-skewed continuous data)
• Bernoulli and binomial distributions (for probabilities and proportions)
• And more!

We’ll also explore the relationships among statistical distributions, including those you may already use, like the normal, t, chi-squared, and F distributions.

Note: This training is an exclusive benefit to members of the Statistically Speaking Membership Program and part of the Stat’s Amore Trainings Series. Each Stat’s Amore Training is approximately 90 minutes long.