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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 10. Two Sample Inference

1. Course Notes, Homework Assignments and Useful Online Calculators
2. Textbook
3. Illustrations
4. Activities and Resources
5. Assess Your Progress


(1) Course Notes, Homework Assignment and Useful Online Calculators
10. TWO Sample Inference (pdf, 33 pp)
Unit 10 Assignment due Monday November 20, 2017 Questions (pdf, 2 pp) Solutions (pdf, 4 pp)
NORMAL DISTRIBUTION CALCULATOR (Source: Agresti, Franklin, Klingenberg) Normal Distribution Calculator (html)
STUDENT T DISTRIBUTION CALCULATOR (Source: Agresti, Franklin, Klingenberg) Student t-Distribution calculator (html)
CHI SQUARE DISTRIBUTION CALCULATOR (Source:  Agresti, Franklin, Klingenberg) Chi Square Distribution Calculator (html)
F DISTRIBUTION CALCULATOR (Source:  Agresti, Franklin, Klingenberg) F Distribution Calculator (html)
BINOMIAL DISTRIBUTION CALCULATOR (Source:  Agresti, Franklin, Klingenberg) Binomial Distribution Calculator (html)
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(2) Textbook
(Source: Whitlock and Schluter Analysis of Biological Data 2nd Edition) Chapter 12 - Comparing Means (pdf, 13 pp)

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(3) Illustrations
STATA and R (Source: IDRE UCLA Resources to Help you Learn Stata) Choosing the Correct Statistical Test (html)
R (Source: Zhang, Aloisio, Horton) The Statistical Sleuth in R (pdf, 8 pp)

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(4) Activities and Resources
FLOW CHART FOR CHOOSING THE CORRECT TEST(Source: www.theresearchassistant.com) Interactive Statistics Chart (html)
(Source: ocw.tufts.edu Alice Tang, Tufts University) Common Tests (html)
(Source: BIOSTATS 540 - Fall 2017) Hypothesis Testing Tips (pdf, 8 pp)
(Source: BIOSTATS 540 - Fall 2017) Choose a Test (pdf, 3 pp)

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(5) Assess Your Progress (Note - These are for both Units 9 and 10: ONE and TWO Sample Inference)
(Source: BIOSTATS 540 - Fall 2017) Practice Problems CI and Hypothesis Tests (pdf, 5 pp)
(Source: BIOSTATS 540 - Fall 2017) SOLUTIONS to Practice Problems CI and Hypothesis Tests (pdf, 7 pp)

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