|PubHlth 540 - Fall 2012|
|Introduction to Biostatistics||
Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Instructor: Carol Bigelow
This course is designed for the student with no prior background in statistics. The overall goal is basic statistical literacy. This includes familiarity with concepts of chance, sampling, confidence, and statistical significance. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to do simple descriptive statistics and selected tests. Topics include: graphical and numerical description, random sampling and sampling distributions, confidence interval estimation, and the basics of statistical hypothesis testing.
This course is not a course in the use of a statistical analysis package. However, illustrations of the use of Stata are provided.
2012 University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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