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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 5. Populations and Samples

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

(1) Introduction
gentle INTRODUCTION (Source: Whitlock and Schluter) Overheads 01 - Introduction to Statistics and Sampling (pdf, 9 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) Unit Notes (Lecture Notes) and Homework Assignment
(Source: Whitlock and Schluter) Chapter 1 - Statistics & Samples
5. Populations and Samples (pdf, 38 pp)
Unit 5 Assignment due Monday October 16, 2017 Questions (pdf, 1 pp) Solutions (pdf, 2 pp)
 
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(3) Illustrations
STATISTICS IN PRACTICE (Source: Five Thirty Eight) The Real Story of 2016 (html)
STATISTICS IN PRACTICE (Source: Rosenbaum DE. NY Times January 4, 1970) Statisticians Charge Draft Lottery Was Not Random (pdf, 1 pp)

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(4) Activities
INTERACTIVE (Source: BMJ Statistics at Square One) 3. Populations and Samples with Quiz & Solutions (html)
 

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(5) Additional Resources
(Source: socialresearchmethods.net) Statistical Terms in Sampling (html)
(Source: socialresearchmethods.net) Probability Sampling (html)
(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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(6) Assess Your Progress
Unit 5 Practice Quiz Questions (pdf, 1 pp) Solutions (pdf, 4 pp)
 

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