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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 4. Probabilities in Epidemiology

1. Introduction
2. Unit Notes (Lecture notes)
3. Illustrations
4. Activities
5. Additional Resources
6. Assess Your Progress

(1) Introduction
VIDEO (Source: Patrick JMT) Bayes' Theorem and Cancer Screening- 9:55 minute video (html)
ppt INTRODUCTION (Source: Thomas Songer, University of Pittsburgh) Measures of Association (pdf, 36 slides)
STATISTICS IN PRACTICE (Source: Kievit RA et al 2013 Frontiers in Psychology Vol 4.) Simpson's Paradox in Psychological Science: A Practical Guide (pdf, 14 pp)
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(2) Unit Notes (Lecture Notes) and Homework Assignment
4. Probabilities in Epidemiology (pdf, 19 pp)
Unit 4 Assignment due Tuesday October 10, 2017 Questions (pdf, 4 pp) Solutions (pdf, 8 pp)
 
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(3) Illustrations
 

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(4) Activities
Learning Module and Screening Calculator (Source: Boston University SPH) Evaluating Screening Tests (html)
Diagnostic and Screening Tests Calculator (Source: Vassar Stats Statistical Computation) (html) Then click at left on CLINICAL RESEARCH CALCULATOR

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(5) Additional Resources
VIDEO (Source: Patrick JMT) Bayes' Theorem and Cancer Screening- 9:55 minute video (html)
(Source: Norman Fenton, Queen Mary University of London) One page explanation of Bayes Rule (html)
ppt INTRODUCTION (Source: Thomas Songer, University of Pittsburgh) Measures of Association (pdf, 36 slides)
(Source: Frances Boreland at University of Sydney, 2005) Measures of Frequency and Association - 35 easy to read slides(pdf)
(Source: John McGready, JHSPH Statistical Reasoning II) Observational Studies, powerpoint (pdf, 21 slides)
(Source: John McGready, JHSPH Statistical Reasoning II) The Case-Control Study, powerpoint (pdf, 22 slides)
(Source: John McGready, JHSPH Statistical Reasoning I) Measures of Association, powerpoint (pdf, 34 slides)
(Source: Sukon Kanchanaraksa, JHSPH) Measures of Association, powerpoint (pdf, 82 slides)

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(6) Assess Your Progress
Unit 3 & 4 Practice Quiz Questions (pdf, 2 pp) Solutions (pdf, 3 pp)
 

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