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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 8. Statistical Literacy: Introduction to Estimation and Hypothesis Testing

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

(1) Introduction
VIDEO (Source: Open Intro - VIDEOS) See all the videos in Chapter 4, Foundations for Inference (html)
VIDEO (Source: Statistics Learning Centre) Hypothesis Testing (video, 7:37)
VIDEO (Source: Statistics Learning Centre) Understanding the P-value (video, 4:42)
VIDEO (Source: Statistics Learning Centre) Understanding Confidence Intervals (video, 4:04)
VIDEO (Source: Statistics Learning Centre) Calculating the Confidence Interval for the Mean Using a Formula (video, 5:28)
ppt INTRODUDCTION (Source: Whitlock and Schluter - Chapter 4 ) Estimating with Uncertainty (pdf, 7 slides)
ppt INTRODUCTION (Source: Whitlock and Schluter - Chapter 6) Hypothesis Testing (pdf, 14 slides)
ppt SLIDES (Source: John McGready, JHSPH, Methods in Biostatistics) Hypothesis Testing Graphs (pdf, 5 slides)

(2) Unit Notes (Lecture Notes) and Homework Assignment
8. SUPPLEMENT - Selected Probability Distributions (Normal, t, Chi Square, F) and How to Work with them (Internet, R, and Stata) (pdf, 22 pp)
8. Statistical Literacy - Estimation and Hypothesis Testing (pdf, 48 pp)


(3) Illustrations


(4) Activities
(Source: Brown University Series - Seeing Theory) Hypothesis Testing (html)
(Source: Brown University Series - Seeing Theory) Confidence Interval (html)


(5) Additional Resources
(Source: Vaux, DL. Nature Vol. 492 December 2012, pp 180-1) Know When Your Numbers are Significant (pdf, 2 pp)
(Source: Nuzzo, R. Nature Vol. 506, 13 February 2014) Statistical Errors (pdf, 3 pp)
(Source: Nature Methods Vol. 10 No. 9 September 2013 pp 809-810) Importance of Being Uncertain (pdf, 2 pp)
(Source: Science Vol 349 Issue 6251 Open Science Collaboration) Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science (pdf, 10 pp)


(6) Assess Your Progress




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