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TITLE INTRODUCTION TO RISK AND DEMOGRAPHIC STATISTICS INSTRUCTOR M. E. TARTER, 642-4601, 779 UNIVERSITY HALL. EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON THE ASSUMPTIONS, NOTATION AND TERMINOLOGY THAT UNDERLIE RISK-RELATED INVESTIGATIONS TEXT: Statistical Curves and Parameters: Choosing and Appropriate Approach (Computer-related course materials will be distributed during the first week of classes.) Faculty: Dr. Michael E. Tarter Telephone: 510-6424601 Email: tarter@Berkeley.edu Office: 779 University Hall (Uhall) Class Mailbox in the Environmental Health Suite (760 Uhall), near the Xerox machine, listed as Tarter Goals and Objectives (Only the first 12 sessions are surveyed.) Topics have been selected to be of value to students who are unfamiliar with the recent statistics literature even though they have at least a one-semester background in calculus. This quantitative science background is needed to consider advances made by pioneer researchers with an eye to reconsidering their inquiries from a modern viewpoint. An early version of this course was first tried out at a Summer Session in Biostatistics offered in Seattle Washington in 1970 and later at two American Statistical Association short courses as well as a recent summer session in statistics sponsored by the Istituto di Metodi Quantitativi, Universita Commerciale , L. Bocconi, Milano. These four courses and over thirty years of teaching were based on a “full circle” approach, where exercises
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course PB HLTH 140 taught by Professor Tarter during the Fall '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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