Stat 540 Statistical Research Methods I University of South Alabama Fall 2008 Section: 101 Time: TR 2.00-3.15pm Room: ILB 350 Instructor: Nutan Mishra, Ph.D. Office: ILB 313 E-mail: [email protected] Phone: 460-7335 Office Hours: TR 12.00-2.00pm or by appointment Required Material Text Book: Biostatistics: A Foundation for Analysis in the Health Sciences, 8th edition W.W. Daniel, Wiley. Objectives: To introduce different probability models, estimation techniques, testing techniques, Design techniques, Analysis tools and applications of these techniques. Course Outline: Introduction to the descriptive measure of statistics, introduction to concepts of probability, important discrete and continuous probability distributions. The two major techniques of estimation: point and interval. Introduction and applications of hypothesis testing for one sample, two sample, and multi sample tests. Fitting a model to given data set. Design and Analysis techniques for Epidemiologic studies. An introduction to Statistical Quality Control Grading Policy: Test 1 30% Test 2 30% Homework+quizes Students) Final Exam 15% 25% (work on your own, plagiarism will be informed to the Dean of Grading scale: 0 – 59 F; 60 – 69 D; 70 – 79 C; 80 – 89 B; 90 – 100 A. (Work on your own, plagiarism is not encouraged, Give proper references for the borrowed material) Attendance Policy: Strongly recommended to have full attendance as to not miss covered material and pop quizzes. It is student’s responsibility to obtain all class materials and notes from any missed class. All the quizzes are based on class discussions. Note: Please see your instructor or Chair (Carter) before dropping this course. Disability: If you have a specific disability that qualifies you for academic accommodations, please notify me and provide certification from the office of Special Student Services. This office is directed by Ms. Andrea Agnew and is located in the Student Center, Room 270, Phone 460-7212. Students will be notified in writing in case of any changes to the syllabus or exam schedule.