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##### Introduction to Statistical Methods for the Life and Health Sciences

Course Description

 Instructor: Ivo D. Dinov, Ph.D. Assistant Professor in Statistics, Research Scientist, Department of Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine E-mail: Teaching Assistants: Ming Zheng  (section 1a,b) E-mail: zmdl@stat.ucla.eduAnnie Che  (section 1c) E-mail: chea@stat.ucla.edu

### Lectures:KNUDSEN1200B  MWF  11:00 - 11:50 AM

Discussions Section Information
 DIS 2A T,R 11:00A 11:50A MS5203 Lab-Boelter 9430 DIS 2B T,R 12:00P 12:50P MS5203 Lab-Boelter 9430 DIS 2C T,R 1:00P 1:50P MS5203 Lab-Boelter 9430

Instructor Office: Main: MS 8142E (alternative: CHS, UCLA School of Medicine, Reed 4-238, by appt. only)
TA Offices: Ming Zheng  MS 8118,  Annie Che  TBA
Virtual Office Hours (STAT13-1 Forum)
STAT Computer Lab: http://www.stat.ucla.edu/undergraduate/icl/
Hershey's Lab (secondary computer lab, walk-ins) http://www.stat.ucla.edu/computing/labs/lrc_schedule_current.php

Grading policy and basis for Final Grade:
Tentative schedule of examinations:
• Midterm: Fifth week of classes: Friday, Feb. 13, 2004 at 11:00 AM,  Knudsen 1200B.
• Final: 04 - Friday, March 19, 2004, 11:30am-2:30pm, Knudsen 1200B.

HW Assignment Policy:

Textbook: Chance Encounters - A first Course in Data Analysis and Inference by Christopher Wild and George Seber (2000)
Tentative schedule of topics to be covered
1. Data Collection, Experiments, Observational Studies vs. Designed Experiments, Ch. 1
2. Variables Graphical & Numerical Summaries, Ch. 2
3. Bivariate Data, Correlation, Ch. 3
4.  Probability & Independence, Ch. 4
5. Discrete Random Variables, Binomial Distribution, Expected Value, Variance, Ch. 5
6. Bayes' Rule, supplement
7. Continuous Random Variables, Normal Distribution, Ch. 6
8. Inference, Means, Central Limit Theorem, Ch. 7
9. Confidence Intervals, Ch. 8
10. Hypothesis Testing, Ch. 9
11. 2 independent samples, t-test, Ch. 7, 8, 9
12. Chi-Square (χ2) Goodness-of-fit test
13. Regression & Correlation, Ch. 12
14. ANOVA, Chi-square, Ch. 11

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