BIOSTATS 640
Intermediate Biostatistics
Biostatistics and Epidemiology
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1. Review of BIOSTATS 540
2. Discrete Distributions

3. Introduction to Nonparametrics
4. Categorical Data Analysis
5. Normal Theory Regression
6. Analysis of Variance
7. Logistic Regression
8. Introduction to Survival Analysis
9. (Time permitting) Introduction to Mixed Models

1. Review of BIOSTATS 540 Introductory Biostatistics

Scroll down for (1) BIOSTATS 640 2021 (2) Additional Readings and Videos (3) Resources for Learning R (4) Resources for Learning Stata, (5) Probability Distribution calculators and (6) Other (Applets, Calculators, etc.)

(1) BIOSTATS 640 2021
Lecture Notes - 2021 course notes, 1. Review of BIOSTATS 540 (pdf, 34 pp)
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ #1 (pdf, 5 pp)
FAQ #2
(pdf, 3 pp)
If you did NOT take BIOSTATS 540 Here is the link to the BIOSTATS 540 Website (html)
Video (source: Duke Health CTSA Training) The Scientific Process II: Analysis and Inference (video, 6:52)
Video (source: Duke Health CTSA Training) Intro-Lecture: Introduction to Statistics (video, 8:37)
Article (source: Krzywinski M and Altman N. Nature Methods 2013 Vol 10 No 9, pp 809-10) The Importance of Being Uncertain (pdf, 2 pp)
(Source: Marie Diener-West, Johns Hopkins University) Exploratory Data Analysis (pdf, 71 slides)
(Source: Kass et al, 2016 PLOS Computational Biology, June 9, 2016) 10 Simple Rules for Effective Statistical Practice (pdf, 8 pp)
R Users If you have not already done so, use this Spring 2021 handout to download and install R and R Studio
Windows Users (pdf, 4 pp)
MAC Users (pdf, 4 pp)
Stata Users If you have not already done so, use this Fall 2020 handout:
Download and install Stata
Version 16 (pdf, 3 pp)
Homework due Friday February 12, 2021 Questions (pdf, 5 pp)
R Users download BIOSTATS640_hw01_q2.Rdata
Stata Users Download BIOSTATS640_hw01_q2.dta
Excel download (just in case you want it) BIOSTATS640_hw01_q2.xlsx

SOLUTIONS to homework
R Users (pdf, 13 pp)
STATA Users (pdf, 13 pp)




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2) Additional Readings and Videos
Video (source: Duke Health CTSA Training) The Scientific Process II: Analysis and Inference (video, 6:52)
Video (source: Duke Health CTSA Training) Intro-Lecture: Introduction to Statistics (video, 8:37)
Article (source: Krzywinski M and Altman N. Nature Methods 2013 Vol 10 No 9, pp 809-10) The Importance of Being Uncertain (pdf, 2 pp)
(Source: Thomson Wadsworth Workshop) Sampling Distributions (html)
(Source: Thomson Wadsworth Workshop) Central Limit Theorem (html)
Link to URL for assistance with "How to Choose the Appropriate Hypothesis Test"
(Source: www.graphpad.com) Choosing a Statistical Test (html)

 

 

(3) Resources for Learning R

Getting Started in R: How to Download and Install R and R-Studio
Windows Users (pdf, 4 pp)
MAC Users (pdf, 4 pp)

Give it a try.
#1. Spring 2021
Essentials (pdf, 7 pp)
#2. R
First Session and Tips (pdf, 14 pp)

Download (framingham_1000.Rdata)
(Source: Oscar Torres-Reyna, Princeton University) RStudio 101 Introduction to R (pdf, 16 pp)
(Source: Mark Gardener) Using R for Statistical Analyses - Basic Statistics: Scroll down for various "step-by-step" (html)
(Source: Oscar Torres-Reyna, Princeton) Getting Started in R and Stata - Notes on Exploring Data (html)

 

(4) Resources for Learning Stata

Download and install Stata Version 16 (pdf, 3 pp)

Encouraged!!! #1. Fall 2019 Stata First Session (pdf, 11 pp) Right click to download (ivf.dta)
Stata Tip - How to Save a Log of Your Session in ".log" format (pdf, 2 pp)
(Source: Oscar Torres-Reyna, Princeton) Getting Started in R and Stata - Notes on Exploring Data (html)


(5) Probability Distribution Calculators
(Source: Art of Stats) Normal Distribution (html)
(Source: Art of Stats) Student t Distribution (html)
(Source: Art of Stats) Chi Square Distribution (html)
(Source: Art of Stats) F Distribution (html)
(Source: Art of Stats) Binomial Distribution (html)
(Source: Shodor) Interactive applets (html)
(6) Other Resources
(Source: Shodor) Interactive applets (html)

 

 



 

 


 

 

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