Biostatistics

Fall, 2016

- Calendar
- Course software: RStudio online, StatKey, Moodle (not used much)
- Class handouts
- Solutions to Exam 1; Exam 2; Exam 3
- Course Syllabus: SLOs, expectations, hw policies, grade calculation, accommodations & miscellaneous
- Grading codes
- Professor Scofield's homepage (see for office hours, for instance)

**Texts/References**

- Our main text is “Statistics: Unlocking the Power of Data”, by Lock, Lock, Lock Morgan, Lock, and Lock. (I will refer to this book on the calendar as Lock, or Lock5.) We will cover material from all chapters, with the possible exception of Chapter 10 (depending on time).
- Possible references, ones you can download:
- An RStudio companion to Lock5
- “Biostatistics with R,” by Babak Shahbaba
- “Introduction to Data Analysis and Graphical Presentation in Biostatistics with R,” by Thomas W. MacFarland
- “Introductory Statistics with R,” by Peter Dalgaard
- “A Beginner's Guide to R,” by Zuur, Ieno and Meesters
- “R by Example,” by Albert and Rizzo

**R resources**

- A command reference card designed by Tom Short
- Elementary Statistics with R, a website with many examples of R code
- You have the option to download and install to your own computer copies of R from here and/or RStudio from here.
- Simple R, notes by John Verzani
- Another good website with R examples
- R videos

**Apps (most written using Shiny)**

- One for comparing the mean and median
- Discovering associations between categorical variables
- The correlation game
- Standard normal probability calculator (view other statistical links by David M. Lane here)
- Central limit theorem demos for proportions and for means
- Randomization distributions for goodness-of-fit tests
- 1-way ANOVA
- Simple Linear Regression

This page maintained by:
Thomas L. Scofield

Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
Calvin College