BIOSTATS 540 - Fall 2015
Introduction to Biostatistics
Biostatistics and Epidemiology
UMass Amherst
Instructor: Carol Bigelow



For Students



This Week

Lecture Notes

Homeworks and Exams

Computer Illustrations

Other Resources

Links, by Topic

1. Summarizing Data

2. Introduction to Probability

3. Populations and Samples

4. Bernoulli and Binomal Distributions

5. Normal Distribution

6. Estimation

7. Hypothesis Testing

8. Chi Square Tests

9. Correlation/Regression


5. Normal Distribution
(1) BIOSTATS 540 2015, (2) additional reading, (3) illustrative applets, (4) calculators (5) computer illustrations.

(1) BIOSTATS 540 - 2015
Lecture Notes 2015 Unit 5. The Normal Distribution
Posted 10/18/2015 (pdf, 26 pp)
Carnegie Mellon OLI Course, Statistical Reasoning:
Unit 3, Module 7: Sampling Distributions.
Click on Enter course here (html)
University of Florida Biostatistics Open Learning Textbook
After clicking on HOMEPAGE at right, under 6050 & 6052
Unit 3B, Sampling Distributions
Click here for homepage (html)
Homework #7 due Monday October 26, 2015
Questions (pdf, 1 pp)
Solutions to Homework #7
Solutions (pdf, 6 pp)
Homework #8 due Monday November 2, 2015
Questions (pdf, 1 pp)
Solutions to Homework #8
Solutions (pdf, 10 pp)
Practice Quiz
Practice Quiz SOLUTIONS (pdf, 3 pp)
A Few Word Problems with Solutions
(pdf, 9 pp)
(Source:  Alka Indurkhya) -Normal Distributions Slides (pdf, 36 slides)
(Source:  Alka Indurkhya & Carol Bigelow) - In Class Practice (pdf)

(2) Additional Readings and Videos
VIDEO (Source:  i09.com) - The Central Limit Theorem Explained with Bunnies and Dragons (video, 3:39)
VIDEO (Source:  jbstatistics.com) - Introduction to the Normal Distribution (video, 5:26)
VIDEO (Source:  Khan Academy) - The Central Limit Theorem (video, 9:48)
(Source:  University of Sussex) - Introduction to the Normal Distribution (pdf, 29 slides)
(Source:  Pearson Education 2012) - Normal Probability Distributions (pdf, 105 slides)
(Source:  David Lane, Connexions) - History of Normal Distribution
(Source:  Wadsworth Cengage Learning) - Z Scores
(Source: Stat Trel AP Statistics Tutorial) Normal Distribution
(Source: Wadsworth Cengage Learning) Central Limit Theorem
(Source: Open Intro Lecture by Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel) - Normal Distribution (pdf, 28 slides)
(Source: British Medical Journal Statistics Notes Series by Douglas Altman and Martin Bland) - Normal Distribution (html)

(3) Illustrative Applets
(Source: Texas A&M) Applet for Understanding the Correspondance of X and Z-Scores
(Source: University of South Carolina) Applet for Understanding the Central Limit Theorem


(4) Calculators
(Source: David Lane, HyperStat Online) Calculator for probabilities and quantiles




(5) Computer Illustrations







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