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BIOSTATS 540 - Fall 2017
Introduction to Biostatistics
Biostatistics and Epidemiology
UMass Amherst
Instructor: Carol Bigelow




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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 2. Data Visualization

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, David McCandless) The Beauty of Data Visualization (Video - 18:10)
STATISTICS IN PRACTICE (Source: George Cobb) The Graph That Launched A Thousand News Stories (www.stats.org)
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(2) Unit Notes (Lecture Notes) and Homework Assignment
2. Data Visualization (pdf, 30 pp)
Unit 2 Assignment due Monday September 25, 2017 Questions (pdf, 2 pp) Solutions (StatKey, pdf, 9 pp) (R, pdf, 5 pp) (Stata, pdf, 4 pp)
Text (Whitlock and Schluter. The Analysis of Biological Data, Second Edition) Chapter 2 - Displaying Data
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(3) Illustrations
R - Data Description Basics (pdf, 13 pp)
Stata Data Description Basics (pdf, 4 pp)
StatKey Activity 02 - Describing the Relationship Between Two Variables (pdf, 14 pp)
 

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(4) Activities
StatKey Activity 02 - Describing the Relationship Between Two Variables (pdf, 14 pp)
 

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(5) Additional Resources
(Source: John McGready JHSPH Statistical Reasoning Course) Stem and Leaf Plots, Box Plots (pdf, 25 slides)
(Source: John McGready JHSPH Statistical Reasoning Course) Histograms (pdf, 14 slides)
(Source: pdfs.com.org/skillbuilders/MS/MC_Stem-and-Leaf_Plot.pdf) - Stem and Leaf Plots (pdf, 2 pp)
(Source: Statistics Canada) Stem and Leaf Plots - provides additional help (html)
(Source: David M. Lane. onlinestatbook.com) - Box and Whisker Plots (html)
APPLET (Source: Utah State University) Box and Whisker Plot & Histogram (html)
APPLET (Source: www.analyzemath.com) Box and Whisker Plot - Interactive. Play with it an see how box plots change as sample values are changed from sets that are symmetric to sets that exhibit skewness!(html)

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(6) Assess Your Progress
Practice Test Unit 2 (Data Visualization) Questions (pdf, 5 pp) Solutions (pdf, 10 pp)
 

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