9th Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases

Module 1: Probability and Statistical Inference

Week 1, Session 1, Monday 8:30 AM - Wednesday 12:00 PM: Mon Jul 10 to Wed Jul 12
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This module serves as a foundation for almost all of the later modules. It covers:

  • The laws of probability and the binomial, multinomial, and normal distributions.
  • Descriptive statistics and methods of inference including maximum likelihood, confidence intervals and simple Bayes methods.
  • Classical hypothesis testing topics, including type I and II errors, two-sample tests, chi-square tests and contingency table analysis, and exact and permutation tests.
  • Resampling methods such as the bootstrap and jackknife are covered as well.