MSCI BIOSTAT II ASSIGNMENTS & PROJECT

Final Project
Overview:
You will plan, execute, and present a data analysis on a question of your own choosing. We encourage you to choose a question from your own research.
Due dates:
Analysis plan will be submitted as part of HW 3 on 22 Februrary 2016
Presentations in class on 26 & 29 February 2016
Final reports due by 29 February 2016 at 11:59PM
Instructions:
  • Choose a research question so that development of a predictive model makes sense.
  • Select a dataset that includes predictors of various types (both continuous and categorical).
  • Incorporate methods discussed in the course. (For example, transformations, splines, missing data methods, bootstrap, etc.)
  • Address model selection and fit.
  • Use graphical displays in both the report and the presentation.
  • Plan for a 15 minute presentation and 5 minutes of questions



Paper Review
Discussion in class on 18 February 2016
You will present to the class a critique of a published paper from a medical journal.



Homework 1
Due 6:00AM on 8 February 2016
Email a single document to the TA
  1. question 1
  2. question 2



Homework 2
Due 6:00AM on 15 February 2016
Email a single document to the TA
  1. question 1
  2. question 2



Homework 3
Due 6:00AM on 22 February 2016
Email a single document to the TA
  1. question 1
  2. question 2
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