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 BIOSTATS 540 - Fall 2017 Introduction to Biostatistics Biostatistics and Epidemiology UMass Amherst
 Instructor: Carol Bigelow

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Syllabus

This Week

Unit Lecture Notes

Unit Tests

Illustrations

Other Resources

Course Unit Pages

1. Summarizing Data

2. Data Visualization

3. Probability: Basics

4. Probabilities in Epidemiology

5. Populations and Samples

6. Bernoulli and Binomal Distributions

7. Normal Distribution

8. Statistical Literacy: Estimation and Hypothesis Testing

9. One Sample Inference

10. Two Sample Inference

11. Chi Square Tests

12. Simple Linear Regression and Correlation

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This Week
Weekly readings and assignments will be posted for 2 weeks.

THIS WEEK

This week.
Week 7. October 16-20, 2017
VIDEO (Source: Khan Academy) The Binomial Distribution (video 11:00)
VIDEO (Source: Open Intro Videos) Navigate by clicking on CHAPTER 3 Disributions, then click 3.4 Part 1 Binomial (video 8:46)
Statistics in Practice
VIDEO (Source: TedTalk, Larry Gilbert) Why We Make Bad Decisions (video 33:38)
Course Text
(Source: Whitlock and Schluter, The Analysis of Biological Data, Second Edition ) For now slides 1-17 of Overheads 07 - Proportions (pdf, 35 slides)
(Whitlock and Schluter, The Analysis of Biological Data, Second Edition) Chapter 7 - Analyzing Proportions (pp 179-184)
BIOSTATS 540 - Course Notes
6. The Bernoulli & Binomial Distributions (pdf, 23 pp)
In Class Activity
YOUR TURN - exercises to work on in class (pdf, 1 pp)
WORKED EXAMPLES!
(Source: Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel, Duke University) The Binomial Distribution (pdf, 28 slides)
(Source: StatTrek.com) Tutorial: The Binomial Distribution (html)
Unit 6 Practice Quiz Questions (pdf, 1 pp) Solutions (pdf, 5 pp)
HOMEWORK
Due Monday October
23, 2017
Last Date for Submission for Credit: Monday October
30, 2017
Questions (pdf, 1 pp) Solutions (pdf, 5 pp)

Last week.
Week 6. October 10-13, 2017
VIDEO Two easy to follow introductions to the basics of sampling and its role in inference
(Source: Statistics Learning Centre) Sampling: Simple Random, Convenience, Systematic, Cluster Stratified (video 4:53)
(Source: Statistics Learning Centre) Variance and Sampling Error (video 6:29)
Statistics in Practice
(Source: Five Thirty Eight) The Real Story of 2016 (html)
(Source: Rosenbaum DE. NY Times January 4, 1970) Statisticians Charge Draft Lottery Was Not Random (pdf, 1 pp)
Course Text
(Source: Whitlock and Schluter, The Analysis of Biological Data, Second Edition) Overheads 01 - Introduction to Statistics and Sampling (pdf, 9 pp)
(Whitlock and Schluter, The Analysis of Biological Data, Second Edition) Chapter 1 - Statistics & Samples
BIOSTATS 540 - Course Notes
5. Populations and Samples (pdf, 38 pp)
WORKED EXAMPLES!
INTERACTIVE (Source: BMJ Statistics at Square One) 3. Populations and Samples with Quiz & Solutions (html)
Unit 5 Practice Quiz Questions (pdf, 1 pp) Solutions (pdf, 4 pp)
HOMEWORK
Due Monday October 16, 2017
Last Date for Submission for Credit: Monday October 23
, 2017
Questions (pdf, 1 pp) Solutions (pdf, 2 pp)

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