# 2 Course Details

**Dates:**Mon, Jun 1 – Mon Jul 13, 2020**Time:**9:00am-12:00pm**Place:**Online! https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/98513054963**Course website:**MyCourses**Instructor email:**nandini.dendukuri@mcgill.ca**Assessment**:- 6 assignments: 60%
- In-class quizzes: 10%
- 1 group project: 30%

## 2.1 Project

- Goal is for you to learn the methods covered in this course by applying to a real problem you are familiar with
- You are required to work in groups of 3, identify a dataset, preferably related to your research and analyze it
- At the end of the course, submit a short report and make a 10-minute presentation
- Use reporting guidelines from the Equator network as relevant

- The methods used will naturally limited to those covered during this introductory course. However, you can discuss what other methods would be needed to answer the research question satisfactorily.

## 2.2 Suggested References

- Many books available for free via McGill libraries, for example:
**Biostatistics with R: An Introduction to Statistics through Biological Data**, Babak Shahbaba, Springer, 2012**A tiny handbook of R**, Mike Allerhand, Springer-Verlag, 2011

- Lecture material for this course is drawn from a variety of sources including:
- Other courses:
**Tim Hanson’s Course (Univ of South Carolina):**http://people.stat.sc.edu/hansont/stat205/stat205_spring2014.html**Ingo Ruczinski’s two-term course (Johns Hopkins)**http://www.biostat.jhsph.edu/~iruczins/teaching/140.615/140.615.index.html**Lawrence Joseph’s EPIB-607 Course (Dept of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University)**http://www.medicine.mcgill.ca/epidemiology/Joseph/courses/EPIB-607/main.html

- Text books (available via sites like amazon.com):
**Statistics for the life sciences**, Samuels, Wittmer and Schaffner, 2016

**Statistical data analysis for the life sciences**, Ekstrom and Sorensen, CRC press, 2010**Data analysis for the life sciences**, Irizarry and Love, Leanpub, 2015**Statistical ideas and methods**, Utts and Heckard, Thompson Brooks Cole, 2006

- Other courses: