EPIB-607 Fall 2009
"Principles of Inferential Statistics in Medicine"

 Description: The aim of this course is to provide students with basic principles of statistical inference applicable to clinical and epidemiologic research so that they can: i) understand how statistical methods are used by others; (ii) apply statistical methods in their own research; (iii) use the methods learned in this course as a foundation for more advanced biostatistics courses. Topics include sampling, methods of describing data, introduction to probability, introduction to statistical inference, correlation and an introduction to regression.   Course outline: format pdf (click here) Date, time, location:  Tuesday-Thursday, 10:05am - 11:55 am. McIntyre Medical 903 Instructor:   Aurélie Labbe Prerequisites:  At least one course which includes differential and integral calculus.

 Textbook: Moore D and McCabe G. Introduction to the Practice of Statistics, 6th Edition. 2007. Freeman and Company. Course notes: Chapter 1 (pdf) (M&M book: sections 1.1, 1.2 and 2.1) (M&M book: sections 4.1, 4.2 and 4.5)  Chapter4 (pdf) (M&M book: sections 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 1.3, 5.2 and 5.1) (M&M book: sections 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 7.1 and 7.2)  Review Midterm (Erica Moodie, 2008)  Chapter 6 (pdf) (M&M book: sections 8.1, 8.2, 9.1 and 9.2)  Chapter 7 (pdf, part 1) (M&M book, chapter 10)  Chapter 8 (pdf, part1) (M&M book, chapter 15) Additional material: Chapter 1:   Chapter 2:   Chapter3:  Chapter 5:  Chapter 6:  Chapter 7  Chapter 8: Practice exercises: Chapter 1 (pdf)  Review midterm part 1(Check your skills)  Review midterm part 2 (Check your skills)  Chapter 5 (pdf, part 2)  Chapter 5 (pdf, part 3)  Solutions Chapter 5 (part II and III)  Chapter 6 (pdf)  Chapter 7: M&M book problems 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.47, 10.50, 10.51  Chapter 8: Baldi & Moore book problems (pdf). Do problems  27.25 to 27.34, 27.38,  27.39, 27.41. Software JMP: Web site: click here to download JMP for free (for McGill students) JMP commands for Chapter 2 Dataset bfdataInClassExample.csv JMP commands for Chapter 5 Dataset twin.csv More JMP commands (Chapter5 AND Chapter 8), from Dr Rao web page, Department of statistics, Texas Software R: Tables: Assignments: Assignment #1 (due October 1st in class) Data set Diet.csv Paper "What was the cause of Franklyn Delano Roosevelt's paralytic illness" Solutions part1.   Assignment #2 (due October 27th in class) The normal distribution Dataset SHIPSANIT.dat   Assignment #3 (due November 17th in class) Dataset twins2.csv Dataset treatment.csv Solutions (pdf)   Assignment #4 (due December 7th in class) Dataset VSMT.xls   Final Project: due December 7th in class Exams: Midterm: October 20th, 10am - 1pm Average: 74/100 - Standard deviation: 16.6   Final: December 7th.

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