FoSSA: Fundamentals of Statistical Software & Analysis

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MODULE A1: INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS USING R, STATA, AND SPSSA1.1 What is Statistics?

A1.2.1a Introduction to Stata

A1.2.2b: Introduction to R

A1.2.2c: Introduction to SPSS

A1.3: Descriptive Statistics

A1.4: Estimates and Confidence Intervals

A1.5: Hypothesis Testing

A1.6: Transforming Variables

End of Module A11 Quiz

MODULE A2: POWER & SAMPLE SIZE CALCULATIONSA2.1 Key Concepts

A2.2 Power calculations for a difference in means

A2.3 Power Calculations for a difference in proportions

A2.4 Sample Size Calculation for RCTs

A2.5 Sample size calculations for crosssectional studies (or surveys)

A2.6 Sample size calculations for casecontrol studies

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MODULE B1: LINEAR REGRESSIONB1.1 Correlation and Scatterplots

B1.2 Differences Between Means (ANOVA 1)

B1.3 Univariable Linear Regression

B1.4 Multivariable Linear Regression

B1.5 Model Selection and FTests

B1.6 Regression Diagnostics

End of Module B11 Quiz

MODULE B2: MULTIPLE COMPARISONS & REPEATED MEASURESB2.1 ANOVA Revisited – PostHoc Testing

B2.2 Correcting For Multiple Comparisons

B2.3 Twoway ANOVA

B2.4 Repeated Measures and the Paired TTest

B2.5 Repeated Measures ANOVA

End of Module B21 Quiz

MODULE B3: NONPARAMETRIC MEASURESB3.1 The Parametric Assumptions

B3.2 MannWhitney U Test

B3.3 KruskalWallis Test

B3.4 Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test

B3.5 Friedman Test

B3.6 Spearman’s Rank Order Correlation

End of Module B31 Quiz

MODULE C1: BINARY OUTCOME DATA & LOGISTIC REGRESSIONC1.1 Introduction to Prevalence, Risk, Odds and Rates

C1.2 The ChiSquare Test and the Test For Trend

C1.3 Univariable Logistic Regression

C1.4 Multivariable Logistic Regression

End of Module C11 Quiz

MODULE C2: SURVIVAL DATAC2.1 Introduction to Survival Data

C2.2 KaplanMeier Survival Function & the Log Rank Test

C2.3 Cox Proportional Hazards Regression

C2.4 Poisson Regression

End of Module C21 Quiz
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Which of these are characteristics of ordinal data? (Select all that apply)
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What is the null hypothesis tested by the Shapiro Wilk test?
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How can you assess if your data meet the assumption of homogeneity of variances? (Select all that apply)
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Does sample size affect selection of a statistical test?
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How does a nonparametric test typically work?
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When would you use the KruskalWallis test?
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What is the nonparametric equivalent of the paired ttest?
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How does the Friedman test use subject data for three different timepoints?
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When would you use a Spearman’s Rank Order Correlation?
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How do you interpret the output of the Spearman’s Rank Order Correlation?
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