Biostatistics 140.621
Statistical Methods in Public Health I

Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

 Reading * Assignment Date Class Event Syllabus  Lecture Topic Tues Sep 1 1 Statistical Reasoning in Public Health Chapter 1 Thurs  Sep 3 2 Exploring and Organizing Data to Address Public Health Questions:  Continuous and Discrete Data Chapter 2.1 - 2.5;     2.8 - 2.9 Tues Sep 8 3 Exploring and Organizing Data (continued); Probability Concepts and Distributions Chapter 3 Thurs  Sep 10 4 PS 1  due Binomial and Poisson Distributions Chapter 4 Fri Sep 11 Quiz 1 Tues Sep 15 5 Binomial and Poisson Distributions (continued) Chapter 4 Thurs Sep 17 6 PS 2  due Summary and Review Problem Set 2 (only one problem) Data set: Tues Sep 22 7 MIDTERM EXAMINATION Thurs  Sep 24 8 Normal Distributions Populations and Samples Chapter 5  Chapter 6.1 - 6.4 Tues Sep 29 9 Introduction to Statistical Inference: Sampling Distributions   -  Single Sample Mean   -  Difference between Two Sample Means   -  Single Sample Proportion   -  Difference between Two Sample Proportions Chapter 6.5 Thurs Oct 1 10 Introduction to Statistical Inference:     The Bootstrap Tues Oct 6 11 PS 3  due Estimation; Hypothesis Testing   Problem Set 3  (revised) NOTE:  for the sampling problem, use Google Chrome, not IE (Internet Explorer) Data sets: 2015 Class data set: 2015classv12.dta (version 12) 2015classv13.dta (version 13) 2015classv14.dta (version 14) Problem Set 3 Solution Thurs Oct 8 12 QUIZ 2 Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Tests:         Single Sample Mean Chapter 7.1 - 7.4,             7.7 Tues Oct 13 13 Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Tests:   -  Difference between Two Sample Means   -  Pre-Post Designs and Other           Paired Comparisons Chapter 8.4 - 8.7,              8.2 Thurs Oct 15 14 Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Tests: Estimating a Proportion in a Single Population Comparing Proportions from Two Populations Chapter 7.10,              10.2 Tues Oct 20 15 PS 4  due Summary and Review Problem Set 4 datasets: Class data set : 2015classv12.dta (version 12) 2015classv13.dta (version 13) 2015classv14.dta (version 14)   Problem Set 4 Solution Thurs Oct 22 16 FINAL EXAMINATION *  Bernard Rosner, Fundamentals of Biostatistics,  (2011).   Home    |    Schedule    |    Classes    |    Problem Sets    |    Quizzes   |     e-Mail     |    TA Log   Last edited: 08 October, 2015   ©2015, Department of Biostatistics,               Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health               All Rights Reserved