BE 540
Introduction to Biostatistics
Biostatistics and Epidemiology
UMass Amherst
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Table of Contents

Summarizing Data
Introduction to Probability
Populations and Samples

Bernoulli and Binomal Distributions
Normal Distribution
Hypothesis Testing
Chi Square Tests

Topic 3 - Populations and Samples

Scroll down for (1) PubHlth 540 2008, (2) Links to Additional Readings, (3) Links to Illustrative Applets, (4) Links to Calculators, (5) Computer Illustrations, and (6) Miscellaneous.

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(1) PubHlth 540 2008
Lecture Notes Topic 3. Populations and Samples (pdf, 33 pp)
Week 5 Practice Problems
due Monday Oct 20, 2008 (pdf, 1 pp) Solutions (pdf, 2 pp)
Self Evaluation Quiz (pdf) Solutions (pdf)

(2) Links to Additional Readings (articles, lectures, tutorials, powerpoint, etc)
(Source: Web Center for Social Research Methods) Sampling Terminology (html)
(Source: Penn State University Statistics Education Resources, Herb McGrath) Introduction to Sampling (html)(
(Source: Valerie Easton & John H McColl.)
Statistics Glossary for Sampling (html)
(Source: Thomson Wadsworth) Workshop in Sampling Distributions, 26 slides (html)
(Source: United Kingdom National Audit Office)
Guide to Sampling (pdf, 20 pp)
(Source: Statistics Canada)
Sampling -
Probability Sampling (html)
(Source: Web Center for Social Research Methods) Statistical Terms in Sampling (+ sampling distributions) (html)
(Source: Stat Trek AP Tutorial) Simple Random Sampling (html)
(Source: Stat Trek AP Tutorials) Bias in Survey Sampling (html)
(Source: Virtual Laboratories)
Nice Introduction to Finite Sampling - Readings and Applets (html)

(3) Links to Illustrative Applets
(Source: University of California Berkeley) Sampling Distribution of Sum, Mean, Sample Variance, .. (html)
(Source: Shodor Interactive) Sampling with and without replacement (html)
(Source: Virtual Laboratories) Nice Introduction to Finite Sampling - Readings and Applets (html)
(Source: UCLA SOCRE Statistics)
Probability Theory Through Simulation (html)

(4) Links to Calculators
(Source:  Jesse Rankin, University of California Berkeley) Simple Random Sample Generator (html)

(5) Computer Illustrations
(Source: UCLA Academic Technology Services) PROC SURVEYSELECT for simple random sampling with and without replacement (html)

(6) Miscellaneous
Unbiasedness of sample variance (pdf, 2 pp)
(source : University of Connecticut) How to use a random number table (html)




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