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

4. Categorical Data Analysis

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(1) BIOSTATS 640 - 2021
Lecture Notes - 2021 course notes, 4. Categorical Data Analysis (pdf, 78 pp)
(Source: Pai, M., McGill University) Effect Measure Modification and Interaction (pdf, 66 slides)
(Source: Ben Arnold, UC Berkeley) Decision Tree for Assessing Effect Modification and Confounding (pdf, 1 pp)
BIOSTATS 640 Spring 2021 Unit 4 - Contingency Table Methods Summary (pdf, 4 pp)
Homework due Friday March 12, 2021
Last date for submission for credit (-20 points): Friday March 19, 2021
Questions (pdf, 4 pp)
Stata Users: Right click to download (hw_categorical.dta)


SOLUTIONS to homework
R Users (pdf, 11 pp)
Stata Users (pdf, 14 pp)

 


(2) Additional Readings and Videos
(Source: Pai, M., McGill University)
Lecture Effect Measure Modification and Interaction (pdf, 66 slides)
(Source: JHSPH Open Course Ware Course - Statistical Reasoning II John McGready, Instructor)
Lecture 1d: The Case-Control Design (pdf, 22 slides)
(Source: JHSPH Open Course Ware Course - Statistical Reasoning II John McGready, Instructor)
Lecture 2a: Confounding and Effect Modification (19 slides)
(Source: JHSPH Open Course Ware Course - Statistical Reasoning II John McGready, Instructor)
Lecture 2c: Statistical interaction/Effect Modification (21 slides)
Standardization of Rates
(Source: Stats Direct, UK)  Indirect Standardization and SMR (html)
Standardization of Rates
(Source: NM-IBIS)  Standardized Mortality Ratio (html)
(Source: Rosner B May 2017) Topics in Biostatistics: Categorical Data Analysis and Logistic Regression (pdf, 89 slides)



 

(3) Resources for R Learners

(Source: Signorell HWZ University of Applied Sciences and Business Administration, Zurich) Tables in R (pdf, 29 pp)

 

 

(4) Resources for Stata Learners
Illustration: Stata for Categorical Data Analysis (forthcoming) (single2x2.dta) (coffeemi_full.dta) (esophageal_cancer.dta)
(Source: Tobias, Aurelio, IDAEA-CSIC, Barcelona - Presentation at the 2012 Stata Users Group Meeting)
Rearranging Stata's Output for the Analysis of Epidemiological Tables (pdf, 30 slides)

(Source: StataCorp LP Youtube Channel - Chuck Huber)
VIDEO: Odds Ratio for Case-Control Data (video 3:39)
(Source: StataCorp LP Youtube Channel - Chuck Huber)
VIDEO: Stratified Analysis of Case-Control Data (video 4:15)
(Source: Richard Williams, University of Notre Dame) Using Stata for Categorical Data Analysis (pdf)


 

 

(5) Other Resources
SISA Applets
(Source: SISA) Exhaustive Analysis of 2x2 Table (html)
(Source: SISA) Fisher's Exact Test (html)
Online Calculator for Standardization of Rates
(Source: Open-Epi, Emory University) Online Calculator for SMR Analysis (html)

 

 



 

 

 

 


 

 

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