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Bios 311 Syllabus

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Week Date Special dates Especially important topics Reading to have finished Assignments due
1 Monday, August 19, 2013        
  Tuesday, August 20, 2013        
  Thursday, August 22, 2013 First class     Pass The Pigs strategy workshop due at the end of class.
2 Monday, August 26, 2013   Arithmetic mean, quantiles/percentiles, mode. Variance, standard deviation, IQR, range. Bar graph, histogram, stem and leaf plot, box plot, dot plot. Rosner Ch 1-2, Overview and Descriptive Statistics  
  Tuesday, August 27, 2013        
  Thursday, August 29, 2013        
3 Monday, September 02, 2013 Labor day, no lab Probability rules, independence, mutually exclusive events, Venn diagrams, set notation. Bayes rule. Sensitivity, specificity, PPV, NPV, ROC curves. Rosner Ch 3, Probability  
  Tuesday, September 03, 2013       Quiz 01
  Thursday, September 05, 2013        
4 Monday, September 09, 2013   RVs. Parameters and statistics. Standard notation. E[X], V[X], SD[X]. Linear transformations. Sums of RVs. Bernouli, Binomial, Poisson, Normal, t, Chi-sq. Rosner Ch 4-5, Discrete and Continuous Probability Distributions  
  Tuesday, September 10, 2013        
  Thursday, September 12, 2013       Quiz 02
5 Monday, September 16, 2013   Representative samples, random selection. Confidence intervals for binomial data, poisson data, mean and sd for normal data &/or large samples. Exact and approximate confidence intervals. Multiple methods exist for the same parameter and type of data, e.g. binomial. Rosner Ch 6, Estimation  
  Tuesday, September 17, 2013        
  Thursday, September 19, 2013       Quiz 03
6 Monday, September 23, 2013   Hypothesis testing for a mean from Normal data. One-sided vs two-sided alternatives. The proof by contradiction reasoning. Two types of errors (Type 1 alpha and Type 2 beta). Power and determining sample size. The (sometimes imperfect) association between hypothesis tests and CIs. Tests for variance from Normal data, theta for Binomial data, and lambda for Poisson data. Rosner Ch 7, One-sample Inference and Hypothesis Testing  
  Tuesday, September 24, 2013        
  Thursday, September 26, 2013       Practice midterm
7 Monday, September 30, 2013     Midterm Week Practice midterm due
  Tuesday, October 01, 2013       Midterm Part 1 taken in class.
  Thursday, October 03, 2013       Midterm Part 2 due by 10am. Class reserved for Part 3, which is due by midnight on Friday.
8 Monday, October 07, 2013   Revisting the fundamental ideas of estimation, the structure of hypothesis testing, Type I (alpha) and Type II (beta) errors, the decision framework of hypothesis testing Rosner Ch 7, One-sample Inference and Hypothesis Testing  
  Tuesday, October 08, 2013     Law of large numbers lecture, What if there were no LLN lecture  
  Thursday, October 10, 2013 Fall break, no class      
9 Monday, October 14, 2013   Maximum likelihood estimation Rosner Ch 6 MLE section  
  Tuesday, October 15, 2013 In 419 abc instead of bcd Likelihood Inference Likelihood Inference lecture  
  Thursday, October 17, 2013     Blume 2002 article Quiz 04
10 Monday, October 21, 2013   Bayesian Inference Bayesian inference sections in Rosner  
  Tuesday, October 22, 2013   Bayesian inference lecture Bayesian inference lecture notes  
  Thursday, October 24, 2013   Project brainstorming    
11 Monday, October 28, 2013     Rosner Ch 8, Two-sample Inference and Hypothesis Testing  
  Tuesday, October 29, 2013        
  Thursday, October 31, 2013       Project proposal due by midnight (submit earlier for feedback)
12 Monday, November 04, 2013     Rosner Ch 9, Nonparametric Methods  
  Tuesday, November 05, 2013       Quiz 05
  Thursday, November 07, 2013        
13 Monday, November 11, 2013     Rosner Ch 10, Categorical Data  
  Tuesday, November 12, 2013        
  Thursday, November 14, 2013       Quiz 06
14 Monday, November 18, 2013     Rosner Ch 13.1-13.6, Advanced categorical data methods; Ch 12.1-12.5, One-way ANOVA  
  Tuesday, November 19, 2013        
  Thursday, November 21, 2013        
15 Monday, November 25, 2013 Thanksgiving, no class      
  Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Thanksgiving, no class      
  Thursday, November 28, 2013 Thanksgiving, no class      
16 Monday, December 02, 2013     Final week Quiz 07
  Tuesday, December 03, 2013       Final Part 1 taken in class.
  Thursday, December 05, 2013 Last class     Final Part 1 taken in class.
17 Monday, December 09, 2013 Finals week      
  Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Finals week     Projects part 2 due by 10am. Final Part 2 due by 10am. Class reserved for Part 3, which is due by midnight today (Tuesday).
  Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Finals week      
  Thursday, December 12, 2013 Finals week      
  Friday, December 13, 2013 Finals week      


Topic revision: r33 - 25 Aug 2015, RobertGreevy
 

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