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Intro to Biostatistics with SPSS

Overview: This eight-lecture course and its companion computer lab sessions will cover the basic principles of biostatistics as well introduce you to using SPSS. Topics will include:

  • Data Summaries
  • Graphical Methods
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Comparing Means
  • Comparing proportions
  • Nonparametric tests
  • Managing your data
  • Statistical analysis with SPSS

Target Audience: Junior faculty, fellows, nurse investigators, study coordinators and others who desire further knowledge of introductory biostatistics.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Create data summaries and graphs/plots
  • Understand hypothesis testing, p-values, and confidence intervals
  • Perform t-tests, ANOVA and non-parametric tests
  • Understand Pearson’s and Spearman’s correlations
  • Calculate proportions, odds ratios, risk ratios, and risk differences
  • Perform Chi-square, Fisher’s exact and McNemar’s tests
  • Introduction to linear and logistic regression
  • Choose the right statistical test based on the design
  • Interpret statistical results in the literature

When: Mondays October 2nd - November 6th, 2017

Time: Session A--Lecture 12:00-1:00pm (Lab 1:30-2:30pm)

Session B--Lecture 1:30-2:30pm (Lab 3:00-4:00pm)

*Labs are optional

Where: Lectures: Karp 8 

Labs: Training Room 8 

Register Here

Class confirmation will be given two weeks prior to start of course. 

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