STAT 250: Introduction to Biostatistics
Dr. Kari Lock Morgan
Fall 2015

Schedule Documents Office Hours Learning Objectives Links

COURSE SCHEDULE (tentative)

Date Topic Application Section(s) Due
8/24 Introduction to Data (pptx) several 1.1
8/26 Lab 1: Data Sleep and College Students 1.1
8/28 Data Collection: Sampling (pptx) several 1.2 Pretest
8/31 Data Collection: Observational Studies (pptx) Exercise and the Brain 1.3
9/2 Lab 2: Confounding Smoking and CHD 1.3
9/4 Data Collection: Randomized Experiments (pptx) Clinical Trials: Sildenafil 1.3 HW 1.1, 1.2
9/7 NO CLASS: Labor Day -
9/9 Lab 3: Experimental Design Up to you! 1.3
9/11 EDA: One Quantitative Variable (pptx) Obesity in America 2.2, 2.3 HW 1.3
9/14 EDA: Two Variables (pptx) Honeybee Waggle Dances 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
9/16 Lab 4: Exploratory Data Analysis Genetic Diversity 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
9/18 EDA: Categorical Variables (pptx) Cat Ownership and Schizophrenia 2.1 HW 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
9/21 Probability (pptx) Breast Cancer 11
9/23 Lab 5: Categorical Variables Prescription Errors 2.1
9/25 Estimation: Sampling Distribution (pptx) M & Ms 3.1 HW 2.1, 11.2
9/28 Estimation: Confidence Intervals (pptx) Fish Democracies 3.2
9/30 Lab 6: Sampling Distribution Color Blindness
Health Care Expenditure
3.1
10/2 Estimation: Bootstrapping (pptx) Mercury in Fish 3.3, 3.4 HW 3.1, 3.2
10/5 Synthesis and Review (pptx) (answers) Eating Organic 1-3
10/7 Lab 7: Confidence Intervals National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 3.3, 3.4
10/9 EXAM 1 - 1-3 HW 3.3, 3.4
10/12 Testing: Hypotheses (pptx) Tea and the Immune System 4.1, 4.4
10/14 Lab 8 Hypothesis Testing I Exposure to Light at Night 4.1, 4.4
10/16 Testing: p-value (pptx) Cocaine Addiction
Sleep versus Caffeine for Memory
4.2 HW 4.1
10/19 Testing: Conclusions (pptx) Red Wine and Weight Loss
Multiple Sclerosis and Sunlight
4.3
10/21 Lab 9: Hypothesis Testing II Exposure to Light at Night 4.2, 4.3
10/23 Testing: Cautions (pptx) Mating Choice and Offspring Fitness 4.3, 4.5 HW 4.2, 4.3
10/26 Normal Distribution (pptx)
Video 1: Central Limit Theorem
Video 2: Hypothesis Tests
Video 3: Confidence Intervals
Malaria and Mosquito Behavior 5.1, 5.2
10/28 Lab 10: Inference with the Normal Distribution Tagging Penguins 5.2
10/30 Inference for Proportions (pptx)
Video 1: Confidence Intervals
Video 2: Determining Sample Size
Video 3: Hypothesis Tests
Hitchhiker Snails
Hormone Replacement Therapy
6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9 HW 4.5, 5.2
11/2 Inference for Means (pptx)
Video 1: t-distribution
Video 2: Single Mean
Video 3: Difference in Means
Video 4: Intervals and Tests
Pheromones in Tears 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.10, 6.11, 6.12, 6.13, 4.5
11/4 Lab 11: Inference with the t-distribution Drug Resistance 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.10, 6.11, 6.12
11/6 Synthesis (pptx) (answers) Lizards and Invasive Fire Ants 1-6 HW 6, I&T
11/9 EXAM 2 - 1-6
11/11 Lab 12: ANOVA Cuckoo Bird Eggs 8
11/13 Chi-Square Goodness-of-Fit (pptx) ADHD and Birth Month 7.1
11/16 Chi-Square Test for Association (pptx) Painkillers and Miscarriage 7.2
11/18 Lab 13: Chi-Square Tests ACTN3 Gene and Fast Twitch Muscles
11/20 Simple Linear Regression (pptx) Crickets and Temperature 2.6 HW 8.1, 7.1, 7.2
11/23 NO CLASS: Thanksgiving Break -
11/25 NO CLASS: Thanksgiving Break -
11/27 NO CLASS: Thanksgiving Break -
11/30 Simple Linear Regression II (pptx) Social Networks and the Brain 9.1
12/2 Lab 14: Simple Linear Regression Water Striders Mating 2.6, 9.1
12/4 Multiple Regression (pptx) Percent Body Fat 10.1, 10.3 HW 2.6, 9.1
12/7 Synthesis (pptx) Speed Dating 1-10
12/9 Lab 15: Synthesis Breastfeeding 1-10
12/11 Review (solutions) several 1-10 HW 10
12/15 FINAL EXAM: 10:10am - 12pm, 102 FORUM - 1-10 Post Test