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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 4. Probabilities in Epidemiology

1. Introduction
2. Learning Module
3. Activities
4. Resources

(1) Introduction
Video (source: Let's Learn Public Health Series) Epidemiological Studies Made Easy (video, 9:52)
Video (source: Christine Rabinak) Relative Risk and Odds Ratio (video, 8:55)
VIDEO (source: 3Blue1Brown) Bayes Theorem (video, 15:45)
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) Learning Module
BIOSTATS 540 Fall 2021 Course Notes 4. Probabilities in Epidemiology (pdf, 23 pp)
Homework Questions are embedded in the lecture notes here (pdf, 23 pp)
DUE Friday October 15, 2021
Last date for submission w -10 points: Sunday October 17, 2021
Last date submission for credit (-20 points):: Friday October 22, 2021
SOLUTIONS to homework (pdf, 9 pp)
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(3) Activities
Art of Stat (Source: http://www.artofstat.com) Association Between Two Categorical Variables (html)
R Users
Fall 2021 Ilustration: Epidemiologic Tables - The 2x2 Table (pdf, 8 pp)
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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(4) Resources
Video (source: Let's Learn Public Health Series) Epidemiological Studies Made Easy (video, 9:52)
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(source: Christine Rabinak) Relative Risk and Odds Ratio (video, 8:55)
(Source: http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/gerstman/eks/formula_sheet.pdf) Formulas for Epidemiology Kept Simple (pdf, 7 pp)
VIDEO (source: 3Blue1Brown) Bayes Theorem (video, 15:45)
VIDEO (Source: Patrick JMT) Bayes' Theorem and Cancer Screening- 9:55 minute video
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(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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