BIOSTATS 640 Intermediate Biostatistics Biostatistics and Epidemiology UMass Amherst

2. Discrete Distributions

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

(1) BIOSTATS 640 - 2021
Lecture Notes - 2021 course notes, 2. Discrete Distributions (pdf, 56 pp)
VIDEO (Source: Stat Trek Video Series) Binomial Distribution (video, 11:00)
VIDEO (Source: YOUTUBE jbstatistics) An Introduction to the Poisson Distribution (video, 9:03)
(Source: artofstat.com) Good for both learning and to use as calculators!
Binomial Distribution (html)
Poisson Distribution (html)
Fisher's Exact Test (html)
Homework due Friday February 19, 2021 Questions (pdf, 1 pp)
SOLUTIONS to homework
R Users (5 pp)
Stata Users (3 pp)
(For your interest) - VIDEO (Source: Daniel Gilbert, Harvard Department of Psychology) TED TALK Why We Make Bad Decisions (video 33:29)

BIOSTATS 540 Fall 2020 Unit 6. Bernoulli & Binomial (html)
VIDEO (Source: YOUTUBE jbstatistics) An Introduction to the Poisson Distribution (video, 9:03)
(Source: artofstat.com) Fisher's Exact Test (html)
(Source: JHSPH Open Course Ware Course - Statistical Reasoning I John McGready, Instructor)
Lecture 6a: Comparing Proportions Between Two Independent Populations (pdf, 22 slides)

(3) Resources for Learning R
(Source: R Tutorial - An R Introduction to Statistics) Probability Distributions (html)

(4) Resources for Learning Stata
(Source: StataCorp LP Youtube Channel - Chuck Huber)
VIDEO: Immediate Commands in Stata - Confidence Intervals for Binomial Data (video 1:35)
(Source: StataCorp LP Youtube Channel - Chuck Huber)
VIDEO: Immediate Commands in Stata - Confidence Intervals for Poisson Data (video 2:05)
(Source: StataCorp LP Youtube Channel - Chuck Huber)
VIDEO: Pearson Chi Square and Fisher's Exact Tests (video 4:07)
(Source: IDRE UCLA Resources for Learning Stata) How Can I Get Poisson Probabilities in Stata (html)
(2017 - Stay tuned. I may update for 2020 but still okay for now)
Stata for Discrete Distributions and Fisher Exact Test (pdf, 19 pp)

(5) Other Resources
Art of Stat: 1) Binomial, 2) Poisson, 3) Fisher Exact Test
(Source: www.artofstat.com) Binomial Distribution (html)
(Source: www.artofstat.com) Poisson Distribution (html)
(Source: www.artofstat.com) Fisher's Exact Test (html)
(Source: www.socscistatistics.com) Fisher Exact Test (html)
Binomial
(Source: Vassar Statistics
)
Exact Binomial Probabilities Calculator (html)

(Source: Vassar Statistics) Confidence Interval of a Proportion (html)
(Source: Texas A&M) Exact Binomial Probabilities Calculator (html)
(Source: StatPages)
Exact Binomial Confidence Interval Calculator (html)

Poisson
(Source: Vassar Statistics) Poisson Approximation of Binomial Probabilities Calculator (html)
(Source: Stat Trek) Poisson Probabilities Calculator (html)
(Source: StatPages)
Exact Poisson Confidence Interval Calculator (html)

Central Hypergeometric
(Source: Stat Trek) Hypergeometric DistributionProbabilities Calculator (html)
Fisher's Exact Test
(Source: Vassar Statistics Resource:) The Fisher Exact Probability Test. Beware of layout of 2x2 table - the columns are reverse order (html)
(Source: Vassar Statistics) 2x2 Table with Odds Ratio etc. (html)
SAS Illustration
SAS for Fisher's Exact Test (pdf)

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