Short Courses

There will be two half-day courses on Wednesday, October 25. Courses are ticketed events that require an additional fee.

Wednesday, October 25
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

SC1 - Hello Quarto: A World of Possibilities (for Reproducible Publishing)

Instructor: Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel, Duke University

Quarto is the next generation of R Markdown for publishing, including dynamic and static documents and multilingual programming language support. With Quarto, you can create documents, books, presentations, blogs, and other online resources. This workshop will introduce you to authoring Quarto documents using RStudio Visual Editor, which provides a user interface for editing all Pandoc markdown. You will also learn to create slides, develop websites, and publish to QuartoPub, as well as write scientific manuscripts with Quarto.

Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel


SC2 - StatXW: Preparing to Be an Expert Witness

Instructor: Kathy Ensor, Rice University

This course is participatory by design and provides an opportunity to learn about becoming an expert witness. The Statistical Expert Witness (StatXW) framework used to organize the course contains four modules: preliminaries; plan; prepare; and perform. Participants will develop an approach for serving as a statistical expert witness, which will include composing a statement of expertise and learning more about the logistics of any engagement. At the end of this course, participants will have gained knowledge of the challenges and opportunities encountered by the statistical expert witness.

Kathy Ensor


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Key Dates

  • March 1, 2023 – April 14, 2023
    Concurrent, Panel, and Speed Submission
  • June 1, 2023 – August 24, 2023
    Early Registration Opens
  • June 1, 2023
    Housing Opens
  • July 14, 2023
    Speaker Registration Deadline
  • August 25, 2023 – October 27, 2023
    Regular Registration (increased fees apply)
  • October 4, 2023
    Housing Deadline
  • October 25, 2023 – October 27, 2023
    WSDS 2023 in Bellevue, WA