# 140.624.41Statistical Methods in Public Health IV

Location
Internet
Term
4th Term
Department
Biostatistics
Credit(s)
4
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Synchronous Online with Some Asynchronous Online
Class Time(s)
Tu, Th, 10:30 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Yes
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Next Offered
2024 - 2025
Resources
Prerequisite

140.621, 140.622 and 140.623
OR
140.611, 140.612, 140.613. 140.614, AND 140.620

Description
Builds on the concepts, methods, and computing (Stata, R) covered in Statistical Methods 1,2, and 3. Focuses on investigating scientific questions via data analysis and clearly communicating the methodology and results. Uses examples from the contemporary and public health literature and allows students the opportunity to work with their own data over the duration of the class.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
1. Specify a scientific question than can be investigated via data analysis culminating in the modeling of an outcome (continuous, binary time-to-event) on explanatory variables using a linear, logistic, or survival regression model (Cox, Poisson)
2. Organize and manage a dataset(s) both in preparation of, and dynamically during analyses relevant to the data-based investigation
3. Write an analytical plan for the data-based investigation and use this to as the basis for a “Methods” section for a corresponding scientific article
4. Design and create graphical and tabular summaries that efficiently convey information relevant to the primary scientific question
5. Construct a “Table 1” (a table that includes summaries of subject characteristics, typically for each level of the primary exposure of interest) for a corresponding scientific article
6. Run simple and multiple regression models relevant to the primary scientific question(s)
7. Construct a table of regression model(s) results for a corresponding article
8. Write a “Results” section for a corresponding scientific article
9. Organize and annotate relevant code for all analyses related to answering the scientific question in a .do (Stata) , .R or .Rmd file according to the principles of reproducible research
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
• 70% Assignments
• 5% Research Plan (Written Submission)
• 5% Draft of
• 5% Giving Feedback to Peers on Research Plan and Table 1 Submissions
• 15% Methods and Results Write-up