29th NSA-PRS Workshop of Nigerian Statistical Association (NSA-PRS) 26th- 30th November, 2018 at University of Ilorin Kwara State.

We write to invite you to the 2018 NSA-PRS (Planning, Research and Statistics) Workshop Scheduled for Ilorin. Kwara state. The workshop is intended to bring together professionals and practicing statisticians to discuss topical, theoretical and practical aspects of the profession.  

The 29th NSA-PRS Workshop for 2018 is scheduled to hold at  Statistical Laboratory, Statistics Department, University of Ilorin. Ilorin Kwara State. between 26 to 30 November 2018. The topics to be handled by experts during the PRS Workshop include the following. o LONGITUDINAL DATA ANALYSIS o STRUCTURAL MODELING  
The course will focus on Longitudinal Data and Structural Equation Modeling- Partial Least Square Regression (SEM-PLS).   

Longitudinal Data can also be referred as panel data, is a collection of repeated observations of the same subjects, taken from a larger population, over a period of time – and is useful for measuring change.  It is often used in economic and financial studies, It can also be used to calculate a portfolio's Value at Risk (VaR), using the historic simulation method. It is also used in event studies to analyze what factors drive abnormal stock returns over time, or how stock prices react to merger and earnings announcements.  SEM-PLS is used for modeling. It is an alternative to covariance-based SEM and provides researchers with more flexibility in terms of data requirements, model complexity and relationship specification. Recently, it has gained increasing attention in research and practice across various disciplines such as Management, Marketing, Information Systems, Medicine, Engineering, Psychology, Political and Environmental Sciences.  

Arrival Date: 25th November, 2018, and Departure Date: 31th November, 2018. This one week programme will be practical oriented with real life illustrations. Participant are encouraged to come along with their workplace statistics problems/challenges and personal Computer (Laptop). The cost per participant is Thirty Thousand Naira (N30,000.00)  only and this includes workshop materials, tea breaks, lunch and bags. Intending participant are to make payments into NSA Bank Number 2000057754 with the First Bank Plc.  

Kind regards,    
Prof. S. U. Gulumbe                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dr. O. T. Arowolo  
2nd Vice President                                                                                                                                                                                                    National Secretary 
Chairman, 2018 NSA-PRS Workshop 
Email: ugulumbe@gmail.com 
Phone: 08035879831 

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