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Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Data Analysis Workshop I

June 13-17, 2016
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
2 credits

 

Course Instructor:

·         Richard E. Thompson

Description:

Intended for students with a broad understanding of biostatistical concepts used in public health sciences who seek to develop additional data analysis skills. Emphasizes concepts and illustration of concepts applying a variety of analytic techniques to public health datasets in a computer laboratory using Stata statistical software. In the first workshop (140.613), students learn basic methods of data organization/management and simple methods for data exploration, data editing, and graphical and tabular displays. Also covered basic statistical methodology including the comparison of means and proportions. Enrollment limited: students must have a laptop computer with Intercooled Stata 11 or Intercooled 12 installed.

Student Evaluation: Student evaluation based on laboratory exercises, an exam, and completion of an independent data analysis project.

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

Prerequisite: 140.611 and 140.612 or equivalent

Grading Options: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail

Special Comments: Students must have a laptop computer with Intercooled Stata 13 installed. Student discounts are available for Intercooled Stata.

Course Materials: Provided in class