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

Approx. 19 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

What you will learn

  • Use statistical methods to analyze sampling distribution

  • Estimate and interpret 95% confidence intervals for single samples

  • Estimate and interpret 95% confidence intervals for two populations

  • Estimate and interpret p values for hypothesis testing

Skills you will gain

Confidence IntervalStatistical Hypothesis Testingp valuessampling
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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. 19 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Sampling Distributions and Standard Errors

3 hours to complete
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

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Confidence Intervals for Single Population Parameters

3 hours to complete
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

4 hours to complete
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

Week 3

3 hours to complete

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

3 hours to complete
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

Week 4

4 hours to complete

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

4 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 138 min)
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

2 hours to complete
1 reading
1 reading
Biostatistical Consulting Project30m
1 practice exercise
Course Project Quiz1h

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