About The Course
Welcome Message

Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for METHODS IN BIOSTATISTICS II (140.652.01), a course offered by the Department of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

    Top
    Course Description

    Presents fundamental concepts in applied probability, exploratory data analysis, and statistical inference, focusing on probability and analysis of one and two samples. Topics include discrete and continuous probability models; expectation and variance; central limit theorem; inference, including hypothesis testing and confidence for means, proportions, and counts; maximum likelihood estimation; sample size determinations; elementary non-parametric methods; graphical displays; and data transformations.

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    See the posted syllabus.

    Top
    Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Discuss core applied statistical concepts and methods
    • Discuss the display and communication of statistical data
    • Describe the distinctions between the fundamental paradigms underlying statistical methodology
    • List the basics of maximum likelihood
    • List the basics of frequentist methods: hypothesis testing, confidence intervals
    • Identify basic Bayesian techniques, interpretation and prior specification
    • Discuss the creation and interpretation of P values
    • Describe estimation, testing and interpretation for single group summaries such as means, medians, variances, correlations and rates
    • Describe estimation, testing and interpretation for two group comparisons such as odds ratios, relative risks and risk differences
    • Describe the basic concepts of ANOVA

    Top
    Course Time

    Tue Thu   10:30 AM to 11:50 AM

    Top
    Course Faculty
    Top
    Prerequisites

    140.651

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    Or, documented permission from Professor Louis.

    Top
    Intended Audience

    Biostatistics master's students and quantitatively-oriented students from other depts

    Top
    Course Topics

    See the posted syllabus.

    Top
    Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

    Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on several problem sets and one exam each term.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

    Additional Faculty Notes:
    • See the information files.
    Top
    Textbooks Required

    Lavine M (2010). Introduction to Statistical Thought

    Free, on the course website and also available at:

    http://www.math.umass.edu/~lavine/Book/book.html

    Top
    Administrative Contact

    Thomas Louis
    E-mail: tlouis@jhsph.edu

    Top