Computational Statistics for Biomedical Sciences

This course will provide a practical introduction to statistical analysis of biological and biomedical data. Basic techniques will be covered, including descriptive statistics, elements of probability, hypothesis testing, nonparametric methods, correlation analysis, and linear regression. Emphasis will be on how to choose appropriate statistical tests, how to assess statistical significance, and how to avoid common mistakes in analysis of large datasets. This course is geared toward graduate students in the biological sciences, but others are welcome if space permits. No previous knowledge in statistics is required, but some proficiency in R will be assumed.

Class dates: 10/22/2019 to 12/12/2019, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:45am - 11:15am

Classroom location: 403, 4th floor, Countway Library

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