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The recommended math prerequisite is up through and including basic algebra including logarithms and the equation of a line.

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week...

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What you will learn

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    Use statistical methods to analyze sampling distribution

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    Estimate and interpret 95% confidence intervals for single samples

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    Estimate and interpret 95% confidence intervals for two populations

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    Estimate and interpret p values for hypothesis testing

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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

The recommended math prerequisite is up through and including basic algebra including logarithms and the equation of a line.

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Sampling Distributions and Standard Errors

7 videos (Total 90 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Sampling Distribution Definition9m
Examples: Sampling Distribution for a Single Mean16m
Examples: Sampling Distribution for a Single Proportion, Incidence Rate16m
Estimating Sampling Distribution Characteristics from Single Samples of Data22m
Additional Examples7m
Examples: Sampling Distribution for a Single Proportion, Incidence Rate (coursera test)16m
1 reading
Formative Quiz 1 Solutions10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz1h
Sampling Distributions and Standard Errors45m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Confidence Intervals for Single Population Parameters

6 videos (Total 70 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Confidence Intervals for Single Population Parameters15m
Confidence Intervals for Population Proportions and Incidence Rates15m
So What Is a Confidence Interval, and How Should It Be Interpreted?13m
A Note on Confidence Intervals for Population Quantities Based on Small Samples15m
Additional Examples8m
1 reading
Formative Quiz 2 Solutions10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz: Confidence Intervals for Single Population Parameters1h
Quiz: Confidence Intervals for Single Population Parameters1h
4 hours to complete

Confidence Intervals for Population Comparison Measures

8 videos (Total 121 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Confidence Intervals for Population Comparison Measures15m
Confidence Intervals for Comparing Means of Continuous Outcomes Between Two Populations28m
Confidence Intervals for Binary Comparisons: Part 1, Difference in Proportions12m
Confidence Intervals for Binary Comparisons: Part 2, Ratio of Proportions and Odds Ratios24m
Confidence Intervals for Incidence Rate Ratios10m
A Brief Note About Ratios (Again)11m
Additional Examples17m
1 reading
Solutions, Formative Assessment10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz: Confidence Intervals for Population Comparison Measures1h
Confidence Intervals for Population Comparison Measures1h
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Two-Group Hypothesis Testing: The General Concept and Comparing Means

6 videos (Total 95 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Hypothesis Testing: The General Concept, and for Comparing Means Between Two Populations17m
(Hypothesis Testing) Comparing Means Between Two Populations: The Paired Approach21m
(Hypothesis Testing) Comparing Means Between Two Populations: The Unpaired Approach20m
Debriefing on the p-Value, Part 120m
Additional Examples12m
1 reading
Solutions, Formative Asessment10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz: Two-Group Hypothesis Testing: The General Concept and Comparing Means
Two-Group Hypothesis Testing: The General Concept and Comparing Means, and Earlier Course Material1h
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Hypothesis Testing (Comparing Proportions and Incidence Rates Between Two Populations) & Extended Hypothesis Testing

11 videos (Total 138 min), 2 quizzes
11 videos
(Hypothesis Testing) Comparing Proportions Between Two Populations: The “z-Test” Approach12m
(Hypothesis Testing) Comparing Proportions Between Two Populations: Chi-Square and Fisher’s Exact Test Approaches23m
Hypothesis Tests for Comparing Incidence Rates Between Two Populations20m
Debriefing on the p-Value and Hypothesis Testing, Part 28m
Additional Examples8m
Introduction2m
(Hypothesis Testing) Comparing Means Between More Than Two Populations: Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)18m
(Hypothesis Testing) Comparing Proportions Between More Than Two Populations: Chi-Square Tests14m
Hypothesis Testing) Comparing Survival Curves Between More Than Two Populations: Log-Rank Tests8m
Several Issues to Consider18m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz1h
Hypothesis Testing (Comparing Proportions and Incidence Rates Between Two Populations) & Extended Hypothesis Testing1h
2 hours to complete

Project

1 reading, 1 quiz
1 reading
Biostatistical Consulting Project30m
1 practice exercise
Course Project Quiz1h
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By ARMay 27th 2019

I really enjoyed the simplicity of the presentations. I feel I still need to review the materials to ensure it sinks. All in all, This is one of the 3 online courses I have taken.

By NZApr 10th 2019

Excellent course, very well explained and the scientific articles used were a superb way to boost my confidence that I can do this, meaning stats. Thank you!

Instructor

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John McGready, PhD, MS

Associate Scientist, Biostatistics
Bloomberg School of Public Health

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