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 BIOSTATS 540 - Fall 2017 Introduction to Biostatistics Biostatistics and Epidemiology UMass Amherst
 Instructor: Carol Bigelow

For Students

Syllabus

This Week

Unit Lecture Notes

Unit Tests

Illustrations

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

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This Week
Weekly readings and assignments will be posted for 2 weeks.

THIS WEEK

This week.
Week 13. December 4-8, 2017
Take Home Test #3 (Last Test!)
Due Monday December 18
, 2017
Last Date for Submission for Credit: Wednesday December 20
, 2017
Questions (pdf, 8 pp)
FOR YOUR PRACTICE LAST YEARs Test (pdf) SOLUTIONS (pdf)
Hypothesis Testing Tips (pdf, 3 pp)
Choose a Test Chart (pdf, 3 pp)
Practice Problems (pdf, 5 pp) SOLUTIONS (pdf, 7 pp)
INTRODUCTION TO LINEAR REGRESSION AND CORRELATION
(Source: Whitlock and Schluter ) Overheads 16 - Correlation (pdf, 6 slides)
(Source: Whitlock and Schluter ) Overheads 17 - Regression (pdf, 12 slides)

(Source: John McGready, JHSPH Methods in Biostatistics II) Simple Linear Regression (pdf, 19 slides)
(Source: John McGready, JHSPH Methods in Biostatistics II) Linear Regresion - Motivating Example(pdf, 23 slides)
BIOSTATS 540 - Course Notes
12. Introduction to Simple Linear Regression and Correlation (pdf, 45 pp)
R Users
(Source: www.r-tutor.com R Tutorials) Simple Linear Regression (html)

STATA Users
(Source: IDRE UCLA Resources to Help You Learn Stata)
Simple and Multiple Linear Regressi
on (html)

Last Week.
Week 12. November 27 - December 1, 2017
Take Home Test #3 (Last Test!)
Due Monday December 18
, 2017
Last Date for Submission for Credit: Wednesday December 20
, 2017
Questions (pdf, 8 pp)
FOR YOUR PRACTICE LAST YEARs Test (pdf) SOLUTIONS (pdf)
Course Text
SLIDES (Source: Whitlock and Schluter ) Overheads 9 - Contingency Table Analyses (pdf, 5 slides)
BIOSTATS 540 - Course Notes
11. Chi Square Tests (pdf, 38 pp)
Some Additional Resources You Might Like
ppt (Source: Marie Diener-West, JHSPH) - Uses of the Chi Square Statistic (html)

ONLINE Calculators for you:
CHI SQUARE DISTRIBUTION CALCULATOR (Source:  Agresti, Franklin, Klingenberg) Chi Square Distribution Calculator (html)
CHI SQUARE TEST CALCULATOR (Source:  Vassar Stats) Chi Square Test .. for contingency table (html)

FISHER EXACT TEST CALCULATOR (Source:  Agresti, Franklin, Klingenberg) Fisher Exact Test Calculator (html)
HOMEWORK
Unit 11 Assignment due Monday December 4, 2017 Questions (pdf, 1 pp) Sol
utions (pdf, 2 pp)

The Week Before - in case you still want it ....
Week 11. November 13-17, 2017
Course Text
SLIDES(Source: Whitlock and Schluter Analysis of Biological Data 2nd Edition) Chapter 12 - Comparing Means (pdf, 13 pp)
BIOSTATS 540 - Course Notes
10. TWO Sample Inference (pdf, 33 pp)
Putting it all together: Units 9 and 10: ONE and TWO Sample Inference
(Source: BIOSTATS 540 - Fall 2017) Hypothesis Testing Tips (pdf, 8 pp)
(Source: BIOSTATS 540 - Fall 2017) Choose a Test (pdf, 3 pp)
(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)
ONLINE Calculators for you:
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)
HOMEWORK
Unit 10 Assignment due Monday November 20, 2017 Questions (pdf, 2 pp) Solutions (pdf, 4 pp)

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