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


6. Estimation
(1) BIOSTATS 540 2015, (2) additional reading, (3) illustrative applets, (4) calculators (5) computer illustrations.

(1) BIOSTATS 540 - 2015
Lecture Notes 2015 6. Estimation

Posted 11/1/15 (pdf, 72 pp)

Carnegie Mellon OLI Course, Statistical Reasoning:
Unit 4 - Inference
Module 9: Estimation.
Click on Enter course here (html)
University of Florida Biostatistics Open Learning Textbook
After clicking on HOMEPAGE at right, under 6050 & 6052
Unit 4 - Introduction to Statistical Inference
> Estimation
Click here for homepage (html)
Homework (part 1 of 2) due Monday November 9, 2015
Questions (pdf, 1 pp)
Solutions to Homework (part 1 of 2)
Solutions (pdf, 4 pp)
Homework (part 2 of 2) due Monday November 16, 2015
Questions (pdf, 3 pp)
Solutions to Homework (part 2 of 2)
Solutions (pdf, 6 pp)
Practice Quiz - Problems
(pdf, 1 pp)
Practice Quiz - Solutions
(pdf, 3 pp)

(2) Additional Reading/Videos
VIDEO (Source: Statistics Learning Centre) Understanding Confidence Intervals: Statistics Help: 4:03 minutes
VIDEO (Source: jbBiostatistics) Introduction to Confidence Intervals: 6:24 minutes
VIDEO (Source: Statistics Learning Centre) Calculating the Confidence Interval for a Mean Using a Formula: 5:28 minutes
VIDEO (Source: Larry Shrewsbury) Confidence Intervals Part I: 7:41 minutes
(Source: John McGready, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health) Sampling Variability and Confidence Intervals
(Source: John McGready, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health) Sampling Distribution of the Sample Mean and its Estimate Based on a Single Sample
(Source: HTO Davies, PhD, Univ. of St Andres) What are Confidence Intervals
(Source: Stat Trek AP Statistics Tutorial) Confidence Intervals
(Source: www.unc.edu/~swlt/cichart.pdf) Confidence Interval Flow Chart
(pdf, 1 pp)
(Source: International Agency for Research on Cancer course, Cancer Epidemiology) Evaluating the Role of Chance
(pdf, 31 pp)

(3) Illustrative Applets
(Source: WH Freeman) Confidence Interval Applet
(Source: West Virginia State University) Confidence Interval Applet
(Source: David Lane) Confidence Interval applet


(4) Calculators
(Source: David Lane, HyperStat Online) Normal Distribution Calculator - Scroll down to 2nd calculator to obtain quantiles for confidence interval calculations
(Source: surfstat.anu.edu.au) Surf Stat Normal Distribution calculator - STANDARD NORMAL ONLY (html)
(Source: surfstat.anu.edu.au) Surf Stat t-Distribution calculator
(Source:  surfstat.anu.edu.au) Surf Stat Chi Square Distribution Calculator
(Source:  www.socr.ucla/Applets.dir/Normal_T_Chi2_F_Tables.htm) F Distribution Calculator (Scroll down)
(Source: StatPages.org) Exact Binomial Confidence Interval Calculator


(5) Computer Illustrations







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