Intermediate Biostatistics
Biostatistics and Epidemiology
UMass Amherst




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1. Review of BIOSTATS 540
2. Regression and Correlation
3. Discrete Distributions
4. Categorical Data Analysis
5. Logistic Regression
6. Introduction to Survival Analysis
7. Analysis of Variance
8. Repeated Measures Analysis
9. Nonparametrics


Scroll down for (1) BIOSTATS 640 2018 Administrative (2) Software Downloads (3) Software Tutorials (4) Probability Distribution Calculators (5) Ohter course websites at UMass/Amherst (6) Other Useful Links

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(1) BIOSTATS 640 Spring 2018 Administrative
AY 2017-2018 University of Massachusetts Academic Calendar (html)
HOME PAGE for School of Public Health at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst (html)
HOME PAGE for Blended Master's in Public Health Program/Worcester Campus (html)

(2) Data Analysis Plan Development Resources
(Source: Nick Reich, University of Massachusetts) Data Analysis Workflow Chart (pdf, 1 pp)
(Source: Scott Emerson, University of Washington) Organizing Your Approach to Data Analysis (pdf, 17 pp)

(3) Software Downloads
Homepage and site for downloading R (
Homepage and site for downloading R-Studio (
BIOSTATS 640 Handout: How to Download and Install R and R-Studio (pdf, 8 pp)

For student discount purchase (
BIOSTATS 640 Handout: How to Obtain Stata version 14 (pdf, 3 pp)

(4) Software Tutorials
R-Studio Support: Getting Help with R (html)

UCLA Institute for Digital Research and Education (IDRE) Stata Starter Kit (html)

(5) Probability Distribution Calculators
(Source: David Lane) Normal Distribution (html)
(Source: SurfStat) Student t Distribution (html)
(Source: SurfStat) Chi Square Distribution (html)
(Source: F Distribution (html)
(Source: Binomial Distribution (html)

(6) Useful Links at UMass/Amherst
Statistical Data and Software Help Home (html)

(7) Other Useful Links
(Source: JHSPH Open Courseware) Statistical Reasoning II - Lecture Notes (html)
(Source: Vassar Stats) Concepts and Application (html)


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