Statistics for Laboratory Scientists - I OpenCourseWare: Undergraduate Free Online Course by Johns Hopkins University on the Study of Statistics for Biological Sciences

Published Jan 14, 2009

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Biostatistics students will be excited to learn about Johns Hopkins University's free OpenCourseWare class, 'Statistics for Laboratory Scientists - I.' This advanced math class for scientists introduces students to the field of statistical inference and shows them how to apply statistical theory to issues in biology. If you're pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biostatistics, a Bachelor of Science in Biology or a related degree, then keep reading to learn more about this online course.

Statistics for Laboratory Scientists - I: Course Specifics

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Statistics for Laboratory Scientists - I: Course Details

Johns Hopkins University's free OpenCourseWare class entitled 'Statistics for Laboratory Scientists - I' is intended to instruct students in the basic concepts of statistical inference, such as probability, graphical presentation of data and experimental design. Taught in 2006 by Professor Karl Broman, the class focuses on how to apply these concepts and others (including the concepts of parameters and estimates, the use of the likelihood function, hypothesis tests and confidence intervals) to the biological sciences. By reading through several weeks' worth of lecture notes, you'll learn more about how to organize and present data, utilize different types of theorems, perform permutation tests and more. If you take this OpenCourseWare class, you'll also be able to practice these mathematical concepts through downloadable homework assignments, each of which comes with an answer key. 'Statistics for Laboratory Scientists - I' is intended for students who already have a firm grasp of college-level algebra. The class will be most helpful for students pursuing Bachelor of Science in Biology, Bachelor of Science in Biostatistics, Master of Science in Biostatistics or other degrees in closely related fields. This free online Statistics course, which omits some original course material, would be most useful as supplementary material to your main course of study or as a review of concepts you've already learned.

This OpenCourseWare package includes 19 sets of lecture notes, 15 homework assignments with answer keys and a link to a free statistics program for your computer. If you're interested in taking this free OpenCourseWare class, then visit the statistics for scientists course page.

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