BIOSTATS 640 Intermediate Biostatistics Biostatistics and Epidemiology UMass Amherst

1. Review of BIOSTATS 540 Introductory Biostatistics

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(1) BIOSTATS 640 2021
Lecture Notes - 2021 course notes, 1. Review of BIOSTATS 540 (pdf, 34 pp)
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:
Version 16 (pdf, 3 pp)
Homework due Friday February 12, 2021 Questions (pdf, 5 pp)

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

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)

(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

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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