BIOSTATS 540 - Fall 2015
Introduction to Biostatistics
Biostatistics and Epidemiology
UMass Amherst
Instructor: Carol Bigelow



For Students



This Week

Lecture Notes

Homeworks and Exams

Computer Illustrations

Other Resources

Links, by Topic

1. Summarizing Data

2. Introduction to Probability

3. Populations and Samples

4. Bernoulli and Binomal Distributions

5. Normal Distribution

6. Estimation

7. Hypothesis Testing

8. Chi Square Tests

9. Correlation/Regression

4. Bernoulli and Binomial Distribution
(1) BIOSTATS 540 2015, (2) additional reading, (3) illustrative applets, (4) calculators (5) computer illustrations.

(1) BIOSTATS 540 - 2015
Lecture Notes 2015 Unit 4. Bernoulli and Binomial Distributions
Posted 10/12/2015 (pdf, 22 pp)
Text, Rosner Bernard - Fundamentals of Biostatistics, 7th Edition
Chapter 4 - Discrete Probability Distibutions
Sections 4.4 - 4.9
Alternative text, Triola MM and Triola MF- Biostatistics For the Biological and Health Sciences
Chapter 4 - Discrete Probability Distibutions
Sections 4.1 - 4.4
Homework due Monday October 19, 2015
Questions (pdf, 1 pp)
Solutions to Homework
Solutions (pdf, 5 pp)
Practice Quiz - Problems
Questions (pdf, 1 pp)
Practice Quiz - Solutions
Solutions (pdf, 4 pp)

(2) Additional Reading
(Source:  Shodor Education Foundation) - Expected Value
(Source:  UCLA SOCRE AP Statistics Curriculum) - Expectation: Mean and Variance
(Source: The Math Forum at Drexel) Permutations and Combinations
(Source: StatTrek Statistics Tutorial) Binomial Distribution

(3) Illustrative Applets
(Source: Vassar Stats) Applet for Understanding Binomial Sampling


(4) Calculators
(Source: VassarStats) Binomial Probabilities Calculator
(Source: onlinestat.com) Binomial Probabilities Calculator
(Source: Idomaths.com) Permutations and Combinations
(Source: StatPages.org) Exact Binomial Confidence Interval Calculator


(5) Computer Illustrations







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