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Information for lesson "Biostatistics for Laboratory Scientists (BIOS610) UNC-Chapel Hill CC-Egt"

Description: Introduces the basic concepts and methods of statistics with emphasis on applications in the experimental biological sciences. Emphasis is on mastery of basic statistical skills and familiarity with situations in which advanced analytical skills may be needed. Course objectives include learning to use statistical reasoning to formulate scientific questions in quantitative terms, learning to design and interpret graphical and tabular displays of statistical information, using basic probability models to describe trends and random variation in laboratory data, and using basic statistical models, including tests and confidence intervals, to draw inferences from data. Topics include point and interval estimation, testing, experimental design, linear regression, sample size and power calculations, measurement error, and a selection of the following: logistic regression, principal components analysis, survival analysis, and methods for correction for multiple testing. Introduces and employs the freely available statistical software, R, to explore and analyze data. Emphasis on mastery of basic statistical analysis skills, familiarity with situations in which advanced analytic skills may be needed, the ability to critically review statistical analysis presented in relevant manuscripts, and the ability to clearly describe the results of statistical calculations when writing papers and grant applications. The primary focus of the course is on applications in basic science research, and students with primary interests in prospective epidemiological studies strongly consider BIOS 600 instead.

Language: English

Professors: Michael Williams

Units: 38

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