In this introductory section for PHC 6050 and PHC 6052, we will:

  • Define statistics and biostatistics
  • List the five steps in a typical research project and discuss the roles biostatistics can play in each
  • Introduce the Big Picture of Statistics, which is the foundation of our course, and define and discuss its four components
  • Introduce fundamental definitions related to data, datasets, and variables.
  • Explain the different types/classifications of variables and introduce why this is important in biostatistics

Here are links to a few other online materials similar to 6060/6052 which you may find useful as secondary references