Statistics 227: Biostatistical Methods
Statistics 227 is a survey of biostatistical methods for students who
already have taken a one- or two-quarter course in general statistical methods.
The course will emphasize practical applications of statistics to problems
in biology, medicine, and health care. Students will use a statistical computer
program such as Stata or Minitab to carry out analyses of datasets taken
from recent investigations. Examples given in class will use Stata,
which is available for Macintosh, Unix, DOS, and Windows computers.
- Ronald Thisted, Eckhart 126. Phone: 2-8332; email: email@example.com.
Office hours by appointment (call Tina Delaney for appointment, 2-2453)
- Mary Sara McPeek, Eckhart 124. Phone 2-7554; email:
Office hours: T 1:30-2:30.
- Review of basic probability, one-way analysis of variance, significance
testing, simple linear regression
- Multivariable regression
- Analysis of covariance
- Contingency tables
- Logistic regression
- Survival analysis
Statistics 220 or 224, Med Bio 315, or consent of instructor.
Steve Selvin (1994). Practical Biostatistical Methods. Duxbury. (Required)
The requirements for the course are nine homework assignments, due approximately
weekly, and a take-home final exam. Assignments are due by 4 pm on date
assigned. Submissions may be sent to either instructor via email, delivered
in person at our offices (sliding work under the E126 office door is also
acceptable), or left for McPeek or Thisted in our mail slots in Eckhart