Presentation

This is your last opportunity for a blog entry. Your deadline for posting a reply is April 30th. Please prepare a powerpoint presentation of your project and post it here. This is an optional blog post. If you use a dataset, you would like to publish your results in the future, please do not post your presentation here (just send me a private e-mail with the Subject line: Blog post)

Common mistakes in Statistics

What can go wrong in a statistical study? Many things, there’s even  a book on this subject http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520274709

Your next assignment is to post an article or a video( could be anything: peer reviewed journal articles, newspaper articles, book examples, youtube videos, TED Talks…) that discusses not so correct ways of doing statistics or interpreting statistical results. Please include a short review of the “bad statistics” discussed in the post .

Please post your assignments as a reply to this message. Due date: April 16th 2015

Let’s discover the Student t-test

Please review the following article on Student t-Test. Your review should discuss the discovery of the t-test and its role in Statistics. Article: Studentttest. Your review should be between 100 and 150 words. Please post your review as a reply to this post. Your deadline to reply to this post  is April 2nd, 2015. This is an optional assignment. It is our fifth blog assignment.

Public Health & Biostatistics

Please provide an example of a video presentation (YouTube, TED Talks) on the use of Biostatistics in solving and/or analyzing public health problems. In addition, you should write a short summary of the talk (between 100 and 150 words) in your own words. Please provide the link of the original talk and your summary as a reply to this message. You cannot review a video talk that was already posted by someone else. Due Date: 9pm, Feb 12th

List of Interesting Statistics books

Let’s make a summer reading list for fun statistics books. Your list shouldn’t include textbooks on statistics, biostatistics or medical statistics. Once the name of the book is posted, you can’t repost the same name. Please include a book review (if you can) for your book suggestion. You have time until 11:00pm on April 25th to submit a post on this subject. Here’s an example

The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century by David Salsburg
Review by: Chris Olsen

Review can be found in
Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 97, No. 458 (Jun., 2002), p. 650 Published by: American Statistical Association

SAS Function Notes

Besides from the class handouts, please post SAS tutorial website/resources (cite the source) that has examples of the TH Computer Lab class material such as SAS functions (Contents, Freq, Mean, Univariate,…). Due date for this post is April 11th 2013. Here’s an example http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/sas/library/SASProcs_mf.htm. Once the source is posted, you are not allowed to post the same source again.

Correlation or Causation

Please post peer-review articles or newspaper articles that discuss the relationship between response variable and explanatory variable. Explain the result section of the paper in your own words and discuss if the paper concludes an association or causation between two variables. Due date:  5:00pm, Feb 26th.