Spring Semester 2009

Units
4.0 Grade letter,
P/NP, S/U,
IP. Lectures
TT 2.00-3.30, 330 Evans Hall Labs
Fri 1.00-3.00, 334
Evans Hall

Instructor Terry Speed

Office
Hours 327 Evans Hall, times to be announced, or by appt

email`terry@stat.berkeley.edu`

Prerequisites

Statistics 215A or equivalent

Topics (incomplete list)

John Snow on cholera (http://www.ph.ucla.edu/epi/snow.html)

Response schedules (Freedman, Chapter 5).

Simultaneous equations (Freedman, Chapter 8).

Multistage models for cancer (Freedman & Navidi 1989).

Sampling (Cochran 1977, or another book).

Experimental design (Fisher Collected Papers, Box, Hunter & Hunter 2005)

Some statistical problems from cancer genomics

Labs (incomplete list)

1. Simultaneous equations

2. Multistage models for cancer

3. A sample survey

4. An agricultural experiment

5. An industrial experiment

6. Analysis of cancer genomics data

Homeworks

To be given out from time to time.

Project

Students will be invited to select a paper from

a field of interest to them which makes non-trivial

use of statistics. They will then critically review

the paper and present their review to the class.

Selection of the papers will be done with in

conjunction with the instructor.

Final

Will be take-home.

Freedman, D.A. Statistical Models: Theory and Practice, Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Other references, notes, labs,
homework etc. will be posted on the course bSpace site.