Date 
Topic 

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January 
23 
Overview; what is
statistics? 








25 
Displaying data badly; data summaries 

Ch 2 






27 
Experimental design 

Ch 8 







30 
Observational studies 







February 
1 
Probability, conditional probability 

Sec 3.13.5 






3 
Examples, Bayes's theorem
 








6 
More examples 








8 
Random variables,
distributions, binomial, Poisson [Quiz at 2:30p] 

Sec 3.63.8 






10 
Normal distribution, multiple random variables 

Ch 4 







13 
Sampling distributions; Central limit theorem 

Ch 5 






15 
More of the same 








17 
Maximum likelihood estimation 









20 
Confidence interval (CI) for the mean 

Sec 6.16.5 






22 
CIs for differences between
means, CI for population SD
[Quiz at 2:30] 

Sec 7.17.3 






24 
Tests of hypotheses 

Sec 9.19.3 






27 
Tests for differences between means 

Sec 7.47, 7.910 





March 
1 
Calculation of sample size and power 

Sec 7.8 






3 
Permutation tests and other nonparametric tests 

Sec 7.1112, 9.47 







6 
Confidence interval for a proportion 

Sec 6.6 






8 
Uses and abuses of tests
[Quiz at 2:30] 








10 
Transformations and outliers 









13 
Analysis of gene expression microarrays 








15 
Identifying essential genes
in M tuberculosis









17 
Exam
(10:3012:30) 






