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Younger, Novie O.; Hambleton, Ian R.; Clarke, Kadene; Powell, Christine A.
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Tropical Medicine Research Institute
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Experience of Using Stata Software in Teaching an Introductory Biostatistics Course for MSc Nutrition Students from 2002-2004
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2005 Proceedings of the American statistical association - Teaching statistics in the health sciences section
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August 7-10, 2005
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Alexandria, Virginia
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American Statistical Association
Date of Publication
2005
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CD-ROM. Paper #739
Abstract
From 2002-2004, it was the responsibility of the Statistics Group within the Tropical Medicine Research Institute to teach biostatistics to students of the Master's of Science in Nutrition program. The course comprised didactic sessions aimed at introducing students to basic data analysis tools and computing tutorials designed to equip students to use Stata to make use of the tools to which they were introduced during the teaching sessions. This biostatistics course is part of a module titled 'Essentials of the Scientific Method' that also has an epidemiology component. 'Essentials of the Scientific Method' is worth six credits, three of which are offered for the biostatistics component. The challenges and benefits associated with the authors' efforts at teaching statistical thinking and considerations that influenced the choice of software will be shared.....
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