STAT 250: Introduction to Biostatistics

Lecture Section 001-LEC, Fall 2017

Most course materials will be found on canvas. The official course syllabus (also available in pdf) is hosted on this website.

Official University Bulletin Course Description

STAT 250 is a standard first course in statistics, with an emphasis on applications and statistical techniques of particular relevance to the biological sciences. Students who have successfully completed this course will understand basic concepts of probability and statistical inference, including common graphical and numerical data summaries; notions of sampling from a population of interest, including the sampling distribution of a statistic; construction and interpretation of confidence intervals, test statistics, and p-values; and connections between probabilistic concepts such as normal distributions and statistical inference. They will recognize various types of data, appropriate statistical methods to analyze them, and assumptions that underlie these methods.

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