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BIOSTATS 540 - Fall 2018
Introduction to Biostatistics
Biostatistics and Epidemiology
UMass Amherst
Instructor: Carol Bigelow




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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
VIDEO INTRODUCTION (Source: Ted Talk, Hans Rosling) The Best Stats You've Ever Seen (Video - 19:46)
(Source: Stephen Jay Gould) The Median Isn't the Message - a really nice essay (pdf, 3 pp)
(Source: VassarStats Online Text) Click on Table of Contents. Scroll down to find: Principles of Measurement Part 1 (html)
(Source: VassarStats Online Text) Click on Table of Contents. Scroll down to find: Principles of Measurement Part 2 (html)
Video tutorials on selected concepts in Unit 1
(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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(2) Learning Module
0. Course Introduction (pdf, 20 pp)
1. Summarizing Data with 5 Embedded Homework Questions REVISED DUE DATE - now due Wednesday September 19, 2018 (pdf, 47 pp)
SOLUTIONS Homework Questions (pdf, 9 pp)
UNIT 1 Sample Test Questions (from 2015 Exam) (pdf, 6 pp)
SOLUTIONS UNIT 1 Sample Test Questions (from 2015 Exam) (pdf, 12 pp)
 
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(3) Unit Activities
(Source: Nuzzo R. 2015 Nature 526: 182-185) How Scientists Fool Themsleves and How They Can Stop (pdf, 4 pp)
Art of Stat.
Go to artofstat.com
At left, click on WebApps
At center, click on Explore Quantitative Data (html)
Enter the data from the course notes for unit 1, page 38, homework question 4a
Play
For Discussion
Survival of 347 Patients with Breast Cancer (pdf, 1 pp)
 

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(4) Resources
(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: itcconline.net) Sample Mean and Sample Variance for Grouped Data (html)
(Source: Douglas Altman and Martin Bland) Standard Deviation and Standard Errors (pdf, 1 pp)
FAQ - A Simpler Formula for the Sample Variance (pdf, 1 pp)
Video tutorials on selected concepts in Unit 1 - Summarizing Data
(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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