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BIOSTATS 540 - Fall 2018
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 10. Two Sample Inference

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

(1) Introduction
(Source: Whitlock and Schluter Analysis of Biological Data 2nd Edition) Chapter 12 - Comparing Means (pdf, 13 pp)

(2) Learning Module
10. TWO Sample Inference
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)

(3) Activities
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)


(4) 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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