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I will recommend readings from at least three texts: 1. Rice, 2. Rosner, and 3. Verzani. Rice and Rosner are both fairly expensive and are used as optional additional explanatory material. Verzani is reasonably priced and teaches skills in R that are required for, but not taught in, this class. You are not required to buy your own copy of these texts, but you are responsible for learning the content. Use your judgment and please feel free to ask me for guidance specific to your needs. For Biostatistics students, Rice is written at the level of understanding you should get to by the end of the course. For non-Biostatistics students and students with limited prior statistical training, Rosner is a good introduction to methods, basic theory, and traditional views of statistical practice. Rosner has lots of great, medical context driven, problems. The electronic and/or paperback versions may be less expensive.

- Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis by John Rice ( amazon)
- Fundamentals of Biostatistics, 7th ed., by Bernard Rosner ( amazon)
- Using R for Introductory Statistics, Second Edition by John Verzani ( amazon)

Methods will be introduced in Stata and their performance studied in R. R can be download for free at http://cran.us.r-project.org/. The free version of RStudio is recommended as a front end for R, see http://www.rstudio.com/products/RStudio/.

Stata can be purchased at a student discount at http://www.stata.com/order/new/edu/gradplans/student-pricing/. See http://www.stata.com/products/which-stata-is-right-for-me/ to decide which version is best for you. Stata/IC is the best choice for most students.

- Bios 6311 Syllabus 2018
- Bios 311 Class Details - this is out of date

- datacamp has several exercise based learning modules for R
- GardenerS Own
- burns-stat tutorials
- SAS and R by Kleinman and Horton ( blog)
- R bloggers
- Programming Tips For Statisticians
- Google's R Style Guide

- UCLA's Stata Tutorials
- A Gentle Introduction to Stata, Revised Third Edition by Alan Acock
- Stata Help Files
- The Stata Journal
- The Stata Blog
- The Stata Youtube Channel

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