Review for Mid-Term
Types of data
Measures of location/central tendency
Nominal, Ordinal, Interval (Continuous,
Mean, Median, Mode
Measures of dispersion
Variance, Standard Deviation, Range
Class project description
20% of your course grade in HPH 506 will
depend upon successful, on-time
completion of the class project.
The projects are to be done in teams of 4.
1 deviation from this number is allowed.
They are to resul
Theory of probability
Provides the foundation for statistical inference
Branch of mathematics
Not the main concern of our course
Pascal and Fermat
Developed from attempts to solve pr
Biostatistics Course Notes Graduate Program in Public Health
The cumulative distribution function [cd for the standard normal distribution is denoted
by (I3(x) = Pr(X S x) whereX follows aN(0,1) distribution.
The symbol ~ is used as shorthand for the phr
Want to correctly predict the presence or absence of a particular disease from a knowledge
of test results (positive or negative) and/or the status of presenting symptoms
Course overview & Data
is available to download from Blackboard
Science of decision making based on data
in the presence of uncertainty.
Three key features: