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INSTRUCTORS: (Photos)
TEACHING ASSISTANTS:
 Detian Deng
 Youssef Farag
 Kate Freeland
 Mike He
 Yuan He
 Emily Huang

 Zhicheng (Jason) Ji
 Dan Jiang
 Jeongyong Kim
 Nee Nagarajan
 Claire Ruberman
 Yuting Xu
 Chen Yue

OFFICE HOURS for Teaching Assistants
Monday thru Friday 
12:15 PM  1:15 PM, 
Hygiene W2009 
LECTURE NOTES:

Copies of the transparencies used in the
lectures are distributed weekly during class. Supplementary materials
will be distributed as appropriate. Purchase of these materials is
included in the registration. Copies of most materials are available
for downloading in the "Classes"
section of the course web site.

Version 9 or higher of Acrobat Reader
is needed for opening the course materials on the website.
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WEB SITE:
http://www.biostat.jhsph.edu/courses/bio622
Userid: bio622
Password: (given in
class)
Contains course schedule,
office hours, lecture notes, selfevaluation problems, Stata lecture
notes, problem sets, quizzes, solution keys, and data sets.
AUDIO:
TEXTBOOK:
Recommended book for which we will provide reading assignments:

Bernard Rosner, Fundamentals of Biostatistics,
2011, Duxbury Press, Belmont, CA.
Suggested book:

Lawrence C. Hamilton.
Statistics with Stata
12, 2013, Duxbury Press,
Belmont, CA.
CALCULATOR:
Basic functions (+, , x, ÷), logarithms and
exponents, simple memory and recall, factorial key.
COMPUTING PACKAGE:
GRADING based on:
 5% Problem set 1 (points deducted if late)
 5% Problem set 2 (points deducted if late)
 5% Problem set 3 (points deducted if late)
 5% Problem set 4 (points deducted if late)
Students may work together, but must hand in their own version of
the problems set  DO NOT SUBMIT AN EXACT COPY of another
student's work.
 5% Quiz 1 (in class)
 5% Quiz 2 (in class)
 35% Midterm examination (in class)
 35% Final examination (in class)
OTHER LINKS

Biostatistics
Contributions

Graphing CIs
with Stata

Why Most Published Research Findings
Are False 
For a better understanding of Type I and Type II errors and their
real life applications, go to:

Central limit theorem was also expressed in a nice way here, use
the applet on the right side of the page for variety:
 Problems With Using Excel for Statistics:

Mission Improbable: A Concise and Precise Definition of PValue

Linear regression applets:

U.S. Priorities  HIV Prevention

"Fine Particulate Air
Pollution and Mortality in 20 U.S. Cities" by Samet, Zeger, et al
(view
article)
 Link to F distribution tables
Scroll down far enough and you will find F table for alpha
= .10, .05, .025, and .01 successively

Newspaper articles

Calculate predicted values for
spirometry (Hankinson standards)

CDC Behavioral Risk Factor
Surveillance System

Biostatistics Poetry, Music, Humor 2006

Poetry, humor, art 2007

Department of
Biostatistics

Midterm Formula Sheet

Final Exam Formula Sheet

Why study science, math and
statistics?

Why
Most Published Research Findings are False

Type
I and II errors (see applet at bottom)

Technologies of Humility

The
Really Hard Science

Survival
Analysis and Disappearing Teaspoons

Subgroup
Analyses in Clinical Trials

Talk by
Peter Donnelly from Oxford University about statistical reasoning

Edward Tufte's Books on Displaying Data

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