Stats Camp All-Inclusive Analysis Retreat: Whitefish, Montana

4 days of personalized consultation to develop a fully vetted action plan for your current research.

Seminar includes lodging, most transportation, meals, hands-on training, materials, downloads, software access, and access to recorded video from the analysis retreat.

Overview: Imagine the serenity and majestic beauty of the Montana rocky mountains at the door step to Glacier National Park coupled with the intensity of a 4-day retreat to propel your research project toward completion. This Stats Camp Analysis Retreat offers you the unique opportunity to work with our Stats Camp staff to develop a fully vetted action plan for your current research passion – it’s 4 days of personalized consultation, problem solving, plan development, analysis, results, and implications. Unlike workshops where you are taught a curriculum, this unique retreat is guided by you, the participant – your needs, your passions, your questions, your data, your analysis conundrum.

Who should attend?

If you are in the pre-data analysis phase, Stats Camp staff will engage with you to develop a testable research hypothesis, a fully articulated analysis plan, and ensure full understanding of the analysis model, the nature of its results, and their implications.

If you are in the analysis phase, Stats Camp staff will work with you to learn the software syntax needed to analyze your data, interpret the output and understand the implications of your findings.

Breakout sessions will cover a vast array of techniques and topics. Some topics are predetermined while others will be prepared specifically to meet your needs and the needs of the other participants (a survey will be given prior to the event to develop this need list of topics to cover).

Whitefish Retreat: October 3 – 6, 2019
Grouse Mountain Lodge

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Seminar Venue: Grouse Mountain Lodge
2 Fairway Dr, Whitefish, MT 59937
TEL: 406.862.3000

Extend Your Stay:

Contact the hotel at (406) 862-3000 to receive our special rates for up to 3 extra nights stay at the Grouse Mountain Lodge.

Directions:

Grouse Mountain Lodge is located one mile from Downtown Whitefish , MT along Highway 93. From Kalispell, follow Highway 93 into Downtown Whitefish and follow signage to make a left turn and stay on 93. Grouse Mountain Lodge will be on your left and is accross the street from the Whitefish Lake Golf Course.

From Eureka or the Canadian Border, follow Highway 93 towards Whitefish. Grouse Mountain Lodge will be located on your right, shortly after signage for Whitefish Lake State Park.

GPS Coordinates:

Driving here in a car with GPS? Enter the following coordinates into your GPS unit: Latitude 48°24’31.9″N and Longitude 114°21’36.3″W.

*Please use GPS coordinates for your directions App or GPS device. 


Question? Please contact us for more info or visit our FAQ page.

Details Per Course Select Option
All-Inclusiveshow details + $2,500 (USD)  

What to expect from the Stats Camp experience?
(based on our past participants reactions)

Participants in our first annual Stats Camp Analysis Retreat were overwhelming positive about the individualized learning that took place as well as the opportunity to work with their own data – a practical aspect that makes learning easier. Because participants are enabled to ask questions and get immediate feedback, learning the practical analytic skills is facilitated. Also, participants learned about different topics tailored to their learning needs. As seen in the daily schedule, much time is provided to network and socialize, enabling participants to also learn from each other.

Participants uniformly exclaimed that the learning activities contributed to publishing more articles and increasing the quality of their research, which has allowed them to target higher impact factor journals. Because quantitative methods are a critical gap in most fields, the Stats Camp experience helped clarify the essential importance of quantitative methods. By learning the basics of applying these methods, the knowledge is thereby carried over to other colleagues and students, and ultimately helping to close the gap.

The Stats Camp Retreat is a perfect combination of learning in a friendly environment, networking in a collegial and social context, enjoying good food, and experience nature by way the twice daily TBD opportunities. Having the stats camp in a retreat format, give you ample time, motivation, and access to incomparable expertise to propel your research forward.

Stats Camp Staff:

Todd Little, Ph.D.
Todd Little, Ph.D.Stats Camp Director
Elizabeth Grandfield, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Grandfield, Ph.D.Stats Camp Instructor
Whitney Moore, Ph.D.
Whitney Moore, Ph.D.Stats Camp Instructor
Noel Card, Ph.D.
Noel Card, Ph.D.Stats Camp Instructor

Schedule:

Key: All inclusive unless noted in Blue = On Your Own


Thursday

  • TBD – Morning Nature Experience (if your arrive Wednesday)
    • Transportation from the airport via Grouse Mountain Lodge Shuttle
  • 12:00 – Group Lunch with some overview thoughts by Todd Little
  • 1:30 – Welcome and overview program and introductions
  • 2:30 – Common Session: Missing Data (Todd Little, Whitney Moore)
  • 5:00 – Cocktail consultations and social networking
    • Heavy appetizers and drink tickets
  • ~6:30 – Dinner at Lodge 

Friday

  • TBD – Morning Nature Experience
  • 8:00 – Group Breakfast with kick-off discussion.
  • 9:00 – Morning break-out sessions in two groups based on whether there is a clear analysis plan (group 1: already working on analyses – group 2: preparing for data analysis).
    • For both groups the goal is to answer questions like:
      • What exactly is your research question?
      • What are your testable research hypotheses?
      • What analysis plan is best suited for you hypotheses?
      • Make/review drawings of your model (observed/latent)
  • 12:00 – Group Lunch with small group discussions and networking
  • 1:30 – Afternoon break-out session with mini-lectures (conversations) on statistical models; choose from:
    • Longitudinal Modeling: Design, Measurement, Analysis
    • Intro lecture to Mplus
    • Topic determined by you
  • ***During the day we will also have individual/small group consultation appointments to answer specific questions from you***
  • 5:00: Cocktail consultations and social networking
    • Heavy appetizers and drink tickets
  • ~6:30 Dinner in Downtown Whitefish or surrounding area On Your Ownvia lodge transportation or On Your Own
    • Or Nature Experience with picnic-style meal provided or On Your Own

Saturday

  • TBD: Morning Nature Experience
  • 8:00 – Group Breakfast with kick-off discussion
  • 9:00 – Morning break-out sessions introducing software:
    • Basic SEM – CFA with Mplus or Intro lecture to R + Rstudio (based on needs survey)
    • Additional topics determined by you
  • 1200 – Group Lunch with small group discussions and networking
  • 1:30 Afternoon break-out session working on your own data (or work on exercises if you do not have data yet) based on level of experience:
    • Advanced Mplus or R
    • Additional topics determined by you
  • ***During the day we will also have individual/small group consultation appointments to answer specific questions from you.***
  • 5:00: Cocktail consultations and social networking
    • Heavy appetizers and drink tickets
  • ~6:30 Dinner in Downtown Whitefish or surrounding area On Your Ownvia lodge transportation or On Your Own
    • Or Nature Experience with picnic-style meal provided or On Your Own

Sunday

  • TBD: Morning Nature Experience
  • 8:00 – Group Breakfast with wrap-up discussion
  • 9:00 – Continue to work on own data + get individual feedback on taking the next steps
  • 11:00 – Closing meeting with reflections (Todd Little)
  • 12:00 – Group Lunch with some informal presentations by you
  • 1:30 – Close of your unique Stats Camp Analysis Retreat experience
  • Transportation to the airport via Grouse Mountain Lodge Shuttle