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

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Syllabus

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This Week

Lecture Notes

Homeworks and Exams

Computer Illustrations

Other Resources

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

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Other Resources
(1)Math basics, (2) computer basics, (3) Stata, (4) Other Introductory Biostatistics Courses (5) Probability Distribution Calculators, (6) Online Statistical Analysis Tools.

(1) Math Basics

(Source: Math Centre, UK) Tutorial on Summation Notation and Calculations
(pdf, 10 pp)
Review of Logarithms and Exponents
(pdf, 4 pp)
Review of Algebra (source: stewartcalculus.com)
(html)
Review of Logarithms (source: Texas A&M)
(html)
The algebra of logarithms and exponents (source: Math Forum)
(html)
Math Camp Lectures (source: University of Washington CSSS)
(html)

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(2) Computer Basics

How to Submit HOMEWORK to Blackboard Learn
(pdf, 2 pp)
How to Screen Capture - PC User or MAC User
(pdf, 2 pp)
Computer Basics (source: Jan Smith)
(html)
Lessons in computer basics (source: Computer Basics and Beyond)
(html)

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(3) Stata Learning Resources

(html)

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(4) Other Introductory Courses in Biostatistics & Notes

Methods in Biostatistics I (source: JHSPH Open Courseware)
(html)
Concepts and Applications of Inferential Statistics (source: Richard Lowry, Vassar College)
(html)
BMJ Statistics Notes Series (source: British Medical Journal)
(html)

(5) Probability Distribution Calculators

Binomial
(html- Vassar Stats)
Normal
(html-David Lane)
Student t
(SurfStat - t distribution)
Chi Square
(SurfStat - Chi Square distribution)
F
(EpiTools - F distribution)
F
(Daniel Soper - F distribution)

(6) Online Statistical Analysis Tools

(Source: Lock, Lock, Lock, Lock and Lock) Lock5stat.
To access the analysis tool, at left click on StatKey

(www.lock5stat.com)

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