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Introductory Biostatistics for Medical Researchers
November 15, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The 2016 course will begin on October 4th and run on each Tuesday, 2:30-4:30pm, until November 15th. Class will NOT meet on October 11th.
This weekly seminar of six weeks is led by Dr. Robert Goldman, Professor of Statistics, Graduate School for Health Sciences, Simmons College and past president of the Boston Chapter of the American Statistical Association. Dr. Goldman’s interests and publications are in the area of statistical education. He has written several statistical textbooks and was an organizer of a series of conferences on statistics education.
The statistical methods covered in this introductory course will be illustrated using data analysis software R. R is well-supported, flexible, and powerful. It is most conveniently used with the front-end, RStudio. Both R and RStudio are free.Participants will receive a brief introduction to the software that includes instrutions for downloading R and RStudio and a partial list of free resources for using R. Participants can bring a laptop (or similar device) if interested in using R during the lectures.