Daniel O. Scharfstein, ScD
Office Hours: W 12:00-1:00
Class Meeting Times and Location
Times: MW 10:30-12:00
Zoom: Meeting ID: 448-093-661; Meeting Password: 429674
Lab Time and Location
Time: F 11:00-12:00
Location: Genome Cafe (E3609)
Zoom: Meeting ID: 239-787-160; Meeting Password: 502714
This course provides a modern introduction to using data to draw inferences about parameters from statistical models. Focus will be on point estimation, confidence set estimation and hypothesis testing from both frequentist and Bayesian perspectives.
The course is designed for MHS and ScM students in Biostatistics.
Boardwork will be used for the presentation of the materials. No laptops are allowed, except if they are being used to take notes. .
Working knowledge of calculus. 140.646-647
Method of Student Evaluation (Per Term)
There will be four problem sets. Students may collaborate on all but one designated problem set. For collaborative assignments, students may give advice to one another, but work should be carried out and written up independently. No collaboration will be allowed on the designated problem set. You will be asked to sign on honor statement on each independent assignment. Cheating will result in a failing grade. There will be an in-class exam. The independent homework assignments and the exams will be weighted twice the collaborative homework assignments.