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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 7. Normal Distributions

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

 

(1) Introduction
VIDEO (Source: The Statistics Learning Centre) The Normal Distribution (video 7:44)
VIDEO (Source: Open Intro) Click on Chapter 3 - Distributions. Then click 3.1 Normal Distribution (video 20:15)
ppt INTRODUCTION (Source: Whitlock and Schluter ) Overheads 10 - The Normal Distribution (pdf, 7 pp)
VIDEO (Source: i09.com) The Central Limit Theorem Explained with Bunnies and Dragons (video 3:39)
ppt INTRODUCTION (Source: John McGready, JHSPH - Statistical Reasoning I) Sampling Distribution of the Sampling Mean (pdf, 21 slides)
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(2) Unit Notes (Lecture Notes) and Homework Assignment
7. Normal Distribution (pdf, 26 pp)
Unit 7 Assignment due Monday October 30, 2017 Questions (pdf, 2 pp) Solutions (pdf, 13 pp)
NORMAL DISTRIBUTION CALCULATOR
(Source: Agresti, Franklin, Klingenberg The Art and Science of Learning From Data) The Normal Distribution (html)
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(3) Illustrations
WORKED EXAMPLES (Source: regentsprep.org) Normal Distribution (html)
WORKED EXAMPLES (Source: onlinestatbook.com) Normal Distribution (html)

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

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(5) Additional Resources
VIDEO (Source:  i09.com) - The Central Limit Theorem Explained with Bunnies and Dragons (video, 3:39)
VIDEO (Source:  jbstatistics.com) - Introduction to the Normal Distribution (video, 5:26)
VIDEO (Source:  Khan Academy) - The Central Limit Theorem (video, 9:48)
(Source:  University of Sussex) - Introduction to the Normal Distribution (pdf, 29 slides)
(Source:  Pearson Education 2012) - Normal Probability Distributions (pdf, 105 slides)
(Source:  David Lane, Connexions) - History of Normal Distribution (html)
(Source:  Wadsworth Cengage Learning) - Z Scores (html)
(Source: Stat Trel AP Statistics Tutorial) Normal Distribution(html)
(Source: Wadsworth Cengage Learning) Central Limit Theorem (html)
(Source: Open Intro Lecture by Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel) - Normal Distribution (pdf, 28 slides)
(Source: British Medical Journal Statistics Notes Series by Douglas Altman and Martin Bland) - Normal Distribution (html)
 
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(6) Assess Your Progress
Unit 7 Practice Quiz Questions (pdf, 1 pp) Solutions (pdf, 3 pp)
 

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