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Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Research Design (BERD)

Fundamental Statistical Literacy: A Biostatistics Short Course

If you are interested in improving your ability to critically assess the literature, more rigorously design research studies, or more effectively understand and communicate biostatistical issues, this course is for you. Flexible hybrid on-line/in-class format. Short on-line learning blocks with in-class hands-on activities.

Thursdays: October 12 – November 30, 2017, 5:30 – 7:45 p.m.

Location: Ed 2 South, Room 2206

Course fee: $425
You will be asked to provide a University Procard or personal credit card for the fee. Fee includes a light dinner each week. (CCTSI K-awardees and OB/GYN MFM Fellows attend for free.)

Class size is limited.

Registration is now closed for this course. If you would like to be contacted when we offer the next course, please add your name to our notification list.

Schedule of Topics

You may attend an optional lab from 5:30 - 6:30pm, for sessions October 12 - November 30, prior to the lecture at 6:30pm. The October 12 session is all lecture from 5:30pm - 7:45pm.

  • October 12: Statisticians Have a Language of Their Own: General Terminology
  • October 19: Proportions and Means with Confidence (Intervals)
  • October 26: What a P-value Does (and Doesn’t) Mean
  • November 2: Is My Finding Significant? Statistical vs. Clinical Significance
  • November 9: Does It Matter that I Generated 10000 P-values? Multiple Comparisons and Hypothesis Testing
  • November 16: Top 5 Statistical Tests
  • November 23: No seminar because of holiday
  • November 30: It Says, "They adjusted the analysis." - Regression Modeling

No grades. All fun. Not for credit.
This introductory short course does not replace formal education in biostatistics.
Continuous attendance is encouraged. In-class and on-line participation required.

A certificate of completion will be provided with 5 out of 7 in-class lectures attended and all on-line components completed.

Questions? Please contact Glenda Crawford.

Sponsored by the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) core of the CCTSI.

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