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BIOSTATS 540 - Fall 2017
Introduction to Biostatistics
Biostatistics and Epidemiology
UMass Amherst
Instructor: Carol Bigelow



For Students


This Week

Unit Lecture Notes

Unit Tests


Other Resources

Course Unit Pages

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


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)

(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)

(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)


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


(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)


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




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