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 BIOSTATS 540 - Fall 2022 Introduction to Biostatistics Biostatistics and Epidemiology UMass Amherst
 Instructor: Carol Bigelow

For Students

Syllabus

This Week

Unit Lecture Notes

Unit Tests

Illustrations

Other Resources

Course Unit Pages

1. Summarizing Data

2. Data Visualization

3. Probability: Basics

4. Probabilities in Epidemiology

5. Populations and Samples

6. Bernoulli and Binomal Distributions

7. Normal Distribution

8. Statistical Literacy: Estimation and Hypothesis Testing

9. One Sample Inference

10. Two Sample Inference

11. Chi Square Tests

12. Simple Linear Regression and Correlation

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Unit 1. Summarizing Data

1. Introduction
2. Learning Module
3. Activities
4. Resources

(1) Introduction
(source: Nuzzo, Regina, 2015. Nature Vol. 526 pp 182-185) Fooling Ourselves (pdf, 4 pp)
VIDEO INTRODUCTION (Source: Ted Talk, Hans Rosling) The Best Stats You've Ever Seen (video, 20:35)
VIDEO (source: University of Guelph Learning Commons Library) What is Data (video, 3:10)
VIDEO (source: PatrickJMT via youtube) with apology for the ad: Summation Notation (video, 10:15)
VIDEO (Source: Geoff Cummings) Sampling Distributions (video, 6:19)
(Source: Whitlock M and Schluter D )
The Analysis of Biological Data, Second Edition.
01 - Introduction to Statistics and Sampling (pdf, 11 pp)
03 - Data Description (pdf, 8 pp)
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(2) Learning Module
BIOSTATS 540 Fall 2022 Course Notes 0. Course Introduction (pdf, 19 pp)
BIOSTATS 540 Fall 2022 Course Notes 1. Summarizing Data (pdf, 50 pp)
Due Friday September 23, 2022
Homework Questions are embedded in course notes, 1. Summarizing Data (pdf, 50 pp)
SOLUTIONS to homework for Unit 1 - Summarizing Data
Art of Stat Users (pdf, 11 pp)
R Learners (pdf, 11 pp)
Art of Stat.
Art of Stat Handout Fall 2022 - Introduction (pdf, 12 pp)
UNIT 1 Self Evaluation Quiz (pdf, 2 pp)
SOLUTIONS UNIT 1 Self Evaluation Quiz (pdf, 6 pp)

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(3) Unit Activities
Art of Stat.
Art of Stat Handout Fall 2022 Introduction (pdf, 12 pp)

R
Fall 2022 How to Download and Install R and R Studio MAC Users (pdf, 4 pp)
Fall 2022 How to Download and Install R and R Studio Windows Users (pdf, 4 pp)
LAST YEAR 2021-22 R Handout 2021-22: R Essentials (pdf, 12 pp)
For Discussion
Survival of 347 Patients with Breast Cancer (pdf, 1 pp)

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(4) Resources
Video (source: OpenIntro) Data Basics, Observations, Variables, and Data Matrices (video, 4:13)
Video (source: University of Guelph Learning Commons Library) What is Data (video, 3:10)
Video (source: PatrickJMT via youtube) with apology for the ad: Summation Notation (video, 10:15)
Video(Source: Geoff Cummings) Sampling Distributions (video, 6:19)
(Source: Krzywinski M and Altman N Nature Methods 29 Aug 2013)
The Importance of Being Uncertain (pdf, 2 pp)

(Source: Stephen Jay Gould) The Median Isn't the Message ( a really nice essay) (pdf, 3 pp)

(Source: Nuzzo R. 2015 Nature 526: 182-185)
How Scientists Fool Themsleves and How They Can Stop (pdf, 4 pp)

(Source: Altman D and Bland JM, British Medical Journal Vol 331 15 October 2005)
Standard Deviation and Standard Errors (pdf, 1 pp)

(Source: Jasanoff S. Nature Vol 450 1 November 2007)
Technologies of Humility (pdf, 1 pp)
(Source: VassarStats Online Text) Click on Table of Contents. Scroll down to find: Principles of Measurement Part 1 (html)

(Source: VassarStats Online Text)
(Source: Math Centre, UK) Tutorial on Summation Notation and Calculations (pdf, 10 pp)
(Source: Marie Diener-West, JHSPH Fundamentals of Epidemiology) Exploratory Data Analysis (pdf, 71 slides)
(Source: https://www.themathdoctors.org/mean-and-standard-deviation-of-grouped-data/)
The Mean and Standard Deviation of Grouped Data (html)
FAQ - A Simpler Formula for the Sample Variance (pdf, 1 pp)
Tutorials on selected concepts in Unit 1 - Summarizing Data
(source: www.artofstat.com) From WELCOME > Click on Online Web Apps > Scroll down to:
Sampling Distribution of the Sample Mean - CONTINUOUS (html)

(source: www.artofstat.com)
From WELCOME > Click on Online Web Apps > Scroll down to:
Sampling Distribution of the Sample Mean - DISCRETE (html)

Percentiles and Quantiles (video, 3:36)

Construct a Box and Whisker Plot (video, 8:17)

(Source: Simple Learning Pro)
Mode, Median, Mean, Range and Standard Deviation (video, 7:09)

(Source: Edexcel GCSE Modular Mathematics)
Mean from Grouped Data (video, 2:52)

(Source: statisticslectures.com)
Variance and Standard Deviation of a POPULATION (video, 5:10)

(Source: statisticslectures.com)
Variance and Standard Deviation of a SAMPLE (video, 5:46)

(Source: StatQuest with Josh Starmer)
Standard Deviation versus Standard Error (video, 2:51)

(Source: StatQuest with Josh Starmer)
Standard Errors Explained and Bootstrapping Bonus (video, 11:43)

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