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Mathematical Biostatistics Boot Camp 2

Part of the Data Science Specialization »

Learn fundamental concepts in data analysis and statistical inference, focusing on one and two independent samples.


Eligible for

Data Science Specialization
Course Certificate
Statement of Accomplishment

Course at a Glance

About the Course

This class presents fundamental concepts in data analysis and statistical inference, focusing on one and two independent samples. Students having taken this class should be able to summarize samples, perform relevant hypothesis tests and perform a collection of two sample comparisons. Classical non-parametric methods and discrete data analysis methods are discussed.  The class is taught at a master's of biostatistics introductory level and requires Mathematical Biostatistics Boot Camp 1 as a prerequisite.

Course Syllabus

  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Power and sample size and two group tests
  • Tests for binomial proportions
  • Two sample binomial tests, delta method
  • Fisher's exact tests, Chi-squared tests
  • Simpson's paradox, confounding
  • Retrospective case-control studies, exact inference for the odds ratio
  • Methods for matched pairs, McNemar's, conditional versus marginal odds ratios
  • Non-parametric tests, permutation tests
  • Inference for Poisson counts
  • Multiplicity

Recommended Background

Students should take Mathematical Biostatistics Boot Camp 1 before enrolling in this course. Knowledge of calculus, set theory and a high level of mathematical literacy are prerequisites for this class.

Course Format

This course consists of video lectures, weekly homework assignments, discussion forums, and weekly quizzes.


Will I get a Statement of Accomplishment after completing this class?

Yes. Students who achieve a sufficient grade will receive a Statement of Accomplishment signed by the instructor.

What resources will I need for this class?

RStudio and R