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BIOSTATS 540 - Fall 2021
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
(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)
OVERHEADS from text
(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 2021 Course Notes 0. Course Introduction (pdf, 19 pp)
BIOSTATS 540 Fall 2021 Course Notes 1. Summarizing Data (pdf, 50 pp)
Due Friday September 24, 2021
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.
Right click to download excel data (icu_540.xlsx
Art of Stat Handout Fall 2021 - IIntroduction (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.
New! 8/31/21 Art of Stat Handout Fall 2021 - Introduction (pdf, 12 pp)
Right click to download excel data (icu_540.xlxs)


R
Fall 2021 How to Install R and R Studio : MAC Users (pdf, 4 pp)
Fall 2021 How to Install R and R Studio
WINDOWS Users (pdf, 4 pp)
2021-22R 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: 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)
Good reads!
(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) Click on Table of Contents. Scroll down to find: Principles of Measurement Part 2 (html)
(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 Variance 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 Web Apps > Scroll down to:
Sampling Distribution of the Sample Mean - CONTINUOUS (html)

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

(Source: Youtube Statlectures) Percentiles and Quantiles (video, 3:36)
(Source: Khan Academy) 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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