Week 15 (May 1-3, 2017)

This week, we finish up the semester with one last topic: logistic regression. For class on Monday, please download: challenger.R from the R Scripts tab challenger.csv from the Data tab [Read More]

Week 14 (April 24-26, 2017)

This week, we continue our study of parametric probability models by talking about the bivariate normal distribution, and about the stock market. [Read More]

Week 13 (April 17-19, 2017)

On Monday, we will start Chapter 14 of the course packet, on parametric probability models. Main topics include: the binomial distribution. the Poisson distribution. Monte Carlo simulation based on parametric models. [Read More]

Week 12 (April 10-12, 2017)

On Monday, we will finish Chapter 12 of the course packet, on independence and compounding. Main topics include: everyday risks and the compounding rule using data to check for independence lurking variables and mistaken compounding mistaken compounding: the example of contraceptive effectiveness [Read More]

Week 11 (April 3-5, 2017)

Links from last week on mammogram screening: New York Times article describing the change and the controversy. An editorial by three doctors takes the opposite side from the American Cancer Society. The actual review paper that summarizes the medical literature is: Myers et. al. “Benefits and Harms of Breast Cancer... [Read More]