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BIOSTATS 540 - Fall 2018
Introduction to Biostatistics
Biostatistics and Epidemiology
UMass Amherst
Instructor: Carol Bigelow




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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

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1. R
2. Stata version 15
3. StatKey


R -
Note to Fall 2018: Below you will find some 2017 illustrations. These will be replaced with 2018 illustrations as we go along - cb

Handout/Illustration (link)
Fall 2018: How to Download and Install R and R Studio - WINDOWS Users (pdf, 3 pp)
Fall 2018: How to Download and Install R and R Studio - MAC Users (pdf, 3 pp)
Fall 2018: Toy Program 1 - R Essentials (pdf, 8 pp) Right click to DOWNLOAD ivf.Rdata
 
Fall 2017 Handout 01 - How to Use R Markdown and Knitr (pdf, 8 pp)
Fall 2017 Handout 02 - Getting Data into R (pdf, 8 pp)
Fall 2017 Handout 03 - Data Description Basics (pdf, 13 pp)
Fall 2017 Activity - 1970 Lottery: Handout (pdf, 3 pp) RIGHT CLICK to download (lottery1970.Rdata) (lottery1970monthly.Rdata)
Fall 2017 - Introduction to Normal, Student T, Chi Square, F with Illustration of R Commands (pdf, 22 pp)

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Stata Version 15 -
Again: These 2017 illustrations will be replaced with 2018 illustrations for those who are interested - cb

Handout/Illustration (link)
Fall 2017 Handout 01 - How to Download and Install Stata (pdf, 3 pp)
Fall 2017: First Session (pdf, 9 pp)
Fall 2017 Handout 02 - Getting Data into Stata (pdf, 13 pp)
Fall 2017 Handout 03 - Data Description Basics (pdf, 4 pp)
Fall 2017 Handout 04 - How to Work with Dates (pdf, 5 pp)
Fall 2017 Activity - 1970 Lottery: Handout (pdf, 3 pp) RIGHT CLICK to download (lottery1970.dta) (lottery1970monthly.dta)
Fall 2017 - Introduction to Normal, Student T, Chi Square, F with Illustration of STATA Commands (pdf, 22 pp)

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StatKEY-
Note: I think these illustrations from 2017 are fine for 2018, but I'm happy to revise as desired! - cb

Handout/Illustration (link)
Fall 2017 Handout 01 Unit 1. Summarizing Data (pdf, 16 pp)
Fall 2017 Handout 02 Unit 2. Data Visualization (pdf, 14 pp)
Fall 2017 Handout 03 How to Get Data into StatKey (pdf, 12 pp)

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