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BIOSTATS 540 - Fall 2017
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. Unit Notes (Lecture notes)
3. Illustrations
4. Activities
5. Additional Resources
6. Assess Your Progress

(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)
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(2) Unit Notes (Lecture Notes) and Homework Assignment
0. Course Introduction (pdf, 21 pp)
1. Summarizing Data (pdf, 42 pp)
Unit 1 Assignment due Monday September 18, 2017 Questions (pdf, 4 pp) Solutions (pdf, 10 pp)
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(3) Illustrations
R First Session (pdf, 5 pp)
Stata First Session (pdf, 9 pp)
StatKey Unit 01 - Summarization (pdf, 16 pp)
 

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(4) Activities
ACTIVITY - For Discussion Survival of 347 Patients with Breast Cancer (pdf, 1 pp)
StatKey Activity 01 - Summarization (pdf, 16 pp)
Stata Users How to Obtain Stata (pdf, 3 pp)
R Users How to Obtain R and R Studio - WINDOWS users (pdf, 2 pp)
R Users How to Obtain R and R Studio - MAC users (pdf, 2 pp)

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(5) Additional 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)

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(6) Assess Your Progress
Practice Test Unit 1 (Summarizing Data) Questions (pdf, 6 pp) Solutions (pdf, 12 pp)
 

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