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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 5. Populations and Samples

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

(1) Introduction
VIDEO (Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJO-NI07yLs) 1970 Lottery Not Random (video, 2:33)
gentle INTRODUCTION (Source: Whitlock and Schluter) Overheads 01 - Introduction to Statistics and Sampling (pdf, 11 pp)
VIDEO (Source: Statistics Learning Centre) Sampling: Simple Random, Convenience, Systematic, Cluster Stratified (video 4:53)
VIDEO (Source: Statistics Learning Centre) Variance and Sampling Error (video 6:29)
VIDEO (Source: StatTrek Statistics) Sampling Methods (video 12:35)
VIDEO (Source: StatTrek Statistics) Bias in Survey Sampling (video 10:12)
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(2) Learning Module
BIOSTATS 540 Fall 2021 Course Notes 5. Populations and Samples (pdf, 40 pp)
DUE Friday October 22, 2021 Two homework questions embedded in course notes 5. Populations and Samples (pdf, 40 pp)
Last date for submission with -10 points: Sunday October 24, 2021
Last date for submission for credit (-20 points): Friday October 29, 2021
SOLUTIONS to homework (pdf, 2 pp)
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(3) Activities
INTERACTIVE (Source: www.artofstat.com) Sampling Distribution for the Sample Mean (html)
Now You Try Unit 5 - Populations and Samples Self-Evaluation Quiz Questions (pdf, 1 pp)
Solutions Self-Evaluation Quiz Questions (pdf, 4 pp)

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(4) Resources
VIDEO (Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJO-NI07yLs) 1970 Lottery Not Random (video, 2:33)
(Source: Saifuddin Ahmed, JHSPH Statistical Methods for Sample Surveys) Lecture 1 (pdf, 56 slides)
(Source: Wadsworth Cengage Learning) Sampling Distribution - 26 slides (html)

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