# Hypothesis Testing in Public Health (Coursera)

##### Start Date
Sep 27th 2021
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Biostatistics is an essential skill for every public health researcher because it provides a set of precise methods for extracting meaningful conclusions from data. In this second course of the Biostatistics in Public Health Specialization, you'll learn to evaluate sample variability and apply statistical hypothesis testing methods.

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Along the way, you'll perform calculations and interpret real-world data from the published scientific literature. Topics include sample statistics, the central limit theorem, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and p values.

What You Will Learn

- Use statistical methods to analyze sampling distribution

- Estimate and interpret 95% confidence intervals for single samples

- Estimate and interpret 95% confidence intervals for two populations

- Estimate and interpret p values for hypothesis testing

Course 2 of 4 in the Biostatistics in Public Health Specialization.

### Syllabus

WEEK 1

Sampling Distributions and Standard Errors

Within module one, you will learn about sample statistics, sampling distribution, and the central limit theorem. You will have the opportunity to test your knowledge with a practice quiz and, then, apply what you learned to the graded quiz.

WEEK 2

Confidence Intervals for Single Population Parameters

Module two builds upon previous materials to discuss confidence intervals, the need for ample sizes of data, and ways to get around the need for ample sizes of data. The practice quiz helps you prepare for the graded quiz.

Confidence Intervals for Population Comparison Measures

Within module three, confidence intervals are discussed at length and ratios are discussed again. Aside from the lectures, you will also be completing a practice quiz and graded quiz.

WEEK 3

Two-Group Hypothesis Testing: The General Concept and Comparing Means

Within module four, you will look at statistical hypothesis tests, confidence intervals, and p-value. There is a practice quiz to prepare you for the graded quiz.

WEEK 4

Hypothesis Testing (Comparing Proportions and Incidence Rates Between Two Populations) & Extended Hypothesis Testing

Project

During this module, you get the chance to demonstrate what you've learned by putting yourself in the shoes of biostatistical consultant on two different studies, one about asthma medication and the other about self-administration of injectable contraception. The two research teams have asked you to help them interpret previously published results in order to inform the planning of their own studies. If you've already taken the Summarization and Measurement course, then this scenario will be familiar.

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