This course is an introduction to statistical methods used in biological and medical research. Elementary probability theory, basic concepts of statistical inference, regression and correlation methods, analysis of variance, and study design are covered. Emphasis on applications to medical problems. Students cannot count both STAT E-100 and STAT E-102 toward a degree.
Prerequisite: high school algebra. (4 credits)
Spring term 2014 (23171)
Bernard A. Rosner, PhD, Professor of Medicine (Biostatistics), Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health.
Tuesdays beginning Jan. 28, 5:30-7:30 pm. Optional sections to be arranged.