BIOSTATS 540 - Fall 2021
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 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)

(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

(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)


(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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