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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 6. Bernoulli and Binomial Distributions

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

(1) Introduction
VIDEO (Source: TedTalk, Larry Gilbert) Why We Make Bad Decisions (video 33:38)
VIDEO (Source: Khan Academy) The Binomial Distribution (video 11:00)
VIDEO (Source: Open Intro Videos) Navigate by clicking on CHAPTER 3 Disributions, then click 3.4 Part 1 Binomial (video 8:46)
ppt INTRODUCTION (Source: Whitlock and Schluter ) For now just read slides 1-17 of 07 - Proportions (pdf, 35 slides)
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(2) Unit Notes (Lecture Notes) and Homework Assignment
6. Bernoulli and Binomial Distribution (pdf, 23 pp)
Unit 6 Assignment due Monday October 23, 2017 Questions (pdf 1 pp) Solutions (pdf, 5 pp)
 
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(3) Illustrations
WORKED EXAMPLES (Source: Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel, Duke University) The Binomial Distribution (pdf, 28 slides)
WORKED EXAMPLES (Source: StatTrek.com) Tutorial: The Binomial Distribution (html)
WORKED EXAMPLES (Source: UCLA SOCRE Statistics) AP Statistics: The Binomial Distribution (html)

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(4) Activities
Interactive Web App (Source: Agresti, Franklin, Klingenberg. Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning From Data) Binomial Distribution (html)
 

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(5) Additional Resources
CALCULATOR (Source: Vassar Stats) Binomial Distribution Probabilities Calculator (html)
(Source: Ismor Fischer, University of Wisconsin) Permutations and Combinations, or "How to Count" (pdf, 6 slides)
(Source: UCLA SOCRE Statistics) AP Statistics: Expectation (Mean) and Variance (html)

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(6) Assess Your Progress
Unit 6 Practice Quiz Questions (pdf, 1 pp) Solutions (pdf, 5 pp)
 

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