Spring 2019 Math 150 – HW

Methods in Biostatistics

Math 150 HW Schedule, Spring 2019

Jo Hardin
2351 Millikan
jo.hardin@pomona.edu

Office Hours: 10-noon Tuesday, 1:30-3:30 Thursday, 10-11 Friday, or by appointment

Mentor: Andrew Brown, 8-10pm Sunday & 6-8pm Tuesday, 2393 Millikan

Text: Practicing Statistics, Kuiper & Sklar (CD information (datasets and R code) on Sakai.)

Important Dates:

  •  3/13/19 (Wednesday) Midterm
  •  5/1/19 Research Project due  (drafts due earlier)
  •  5/15/19 Final Exam – 2pm

Handouts:

  • Clicker Questions

Read: “Why Most Published Research Findings are False“, Ioannidis, PLoS Medicine, 2005  

Date Activity Due HW Due
Wed 1/23   Advice:  knit early and often.  Do NOT wait until you’ve finished the assignment to try knitting for the first time.
Mon 1/28

Chp 2: A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6

Activity 1 (html, rmd)

 
Wed 1/30   HW #1 / Chp 2:
A10, A11, A12, E1, E2, E3, E4 HW 1 (pdf, rmd)
Mon 2/4 NYT article about age links

Study in Nature

 
Wed 2/6   HW #2 / Chp 6:
SLR transformations, E1, & E5 HW 2 (pdf, rmd)
Mon 2/11  

read about fan use and SIDS (front and back)

[OR vs RR]

 
Wed 2/13   HW #3 / Chp 6: 

A23, E7, E11, & E12

HW3 (pdf, rmd)

Mon 2/18  

 

 
Wed 2/20   HW #4 / Chp 7: 

A1 – A11

HW4 (pdf, rmd)

Mon 2/25    
Wed 2/27   HW #5 / Chp 7: 

E1, E2, E3 (no measures of association)

HW5 (pdf, rmd)

Mon 3/4 Medicine’s Racism Problems Go Even Deeper 

[study design]

 
Wed 3/6   HW #6 / Chp 7: 

E9 (no (d)), E10

HW6 (pdf, rmd)

Mon 3/11    
Wed 3/13  MIDTERM!! NOT (ever) DUE!!

HW #7 / Chp 7: 

E11 & 12

HW7 (pdf, rmd)

 

3/18 – 3/20 Spring Break!!  
Mon 3/25    
Wed 3/27   HW #8 / Chp 9: 

A2, A4-A17

HW8 (pdf, rmd)

Mon 4/1 Read the ProPublica article on sentencing (and more importantly the analysis: survival analysis, logistic regression, etc.!)  
Wed 4/3   HW #9 / Chp 9: 

A26, E4, E6, E11, E12

HW9 (pdf, rmd)

Mon 4/8    1st project due date (names, GitHub info, and EDA)
Wed 4/10   HW #10 / Chp 9: 

A45, A46, A47, E9, E10

HW10 (pdf, rmd)

Mon 4/15 What does “no effect” mean?

Tweet

Editorial

Response to Editorial

Full article (no need to read the entire thing)

Framingham Heart Study: CHD / blood pressure … calculating HR
Wed 4/17    
Fri 4/19    2nd project due date (outline / background of new topic)
Mon 4/22 Read Ioannidis (2005) PLoS Medicicine “Why Most Published Research Findings are False” HW #11 / Chp 9: 

E11, E12

HW11 (pdf, rmd)

Wed 4/24    optional project due date (completed rough draft) 
Mon 4/29 Read NYT on ethics of clinical trials HW #12: 

Multiple Comparisons

HW12 (pdf, rmd)

Wed 5/1    Final project due date 
Mon 5/6 Want More Trust in Medical Science? Embrace Uncertainty and Cut the Hype.  

 

What is behind an FDA stamp?

 
Wed 5/8 Visualization presentations  Senior / Alternative Final Exam: 

Thursday 5/9/2019 1pm

Wed 5/15   Final Exam 2pm