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BIOSTATS 540 - Fall 2021
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 9. One Sample Inference

1. Introduction
2. Learning Module
3. Activities
4. Resources

 

(1) Introduction
Video (source: NOVA PBS) What is a P-Value and Why Does it Matter (video, 4:12)
ppt INTRODUCTION (Source: Whitlock and Schluter ) Chapter 11 - One Sample: Inference About a Mean (pdf, 9 pp)
ppt INTRODUCTION (Source: Whitlock and Schluter ) Hypothesis Testing (pdf, 14 pp)
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(2) Learning Module
BIOSTATS 540 Fall 2021 Course Notes 9. One Sample Inference forthcoming
Homework: 8 questions embedded in course notes due
Last date for submission with -10 points:
Last data for submission for credit (-20 points):
SOLUTIONS Homework forthcoming
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(3) Good Reads
(Source: Nature Methods Vol. 10 No. 9 September 2013 pp 809-810) Importance of Being Uncertain (pdf, 2 pp)
(Source: Nature Methods Vol. 10 No. 9 September 2013 pp 1041-1042) Significance, P-values, t-tests (pdf, 2 pp)

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(4) Resources
(Source: Whitlock and Schluter Analysis of Biological Data 2nd Edition) Chapter 11 - One Sample (pdf, 9 pp)
(Source: John McGready, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health) Sampling Distribution of the Sample Mean and its Estimate Based on a Single Sample (html)
(Source: StatPages.org) Exact Binomial Confidence Interval Calculator (html)
(Source: BIOSTATS 540) Standard Error Chart (pdf, 3 pp)
(Source: BIOSTATS 540) Hypothesis Testing Tips (pdf, 8 pp)
(Source: BIOSTATS 540) Choose a Test (pdf, 3 pp)

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