A tenative syllabus for Summer 2018 based on the 2017 syllabus is shown below; the 2017 events are mapped to the 2018 dates for the program (June 10 - July 20, 2018). The actual syllabus is still being finalized but will be similar.
On most days (Mon-Fri), instruction will be in the form of lectures, special presentations, and group panel discussions in a morning (AM) session from 10:00 am - noon. In the afternoon (PM) session from 1:30 pm - 3:30pm, students will engage in "hands-on" activities including learning to use statistical software, data analyses, and computer simulation exercises.
Each week will feature a field trip related to issues of importance to biostatistics. Bus transportation will be provided.
Following common statistical practice, students will be randomized into teams of 2-3. During the first week of the program, each team will be assigned a project involving data from a real study carried out by Duke Clinical Research Institute or other research institutions. Over the course of the program, teams will become familiar with the data and, using techniques learned in class, carry out analyses to address the questions from the study. Teams will present their results during the last week of the program.
On weekends, we will take several "fun" field trips to attractions in the Triangle area and beyond. Field trips given below are representative and are subject to change.
|06/10/2018||All Day||Arrival, Registration, and Opening Dinner and Social|
|06/11/2018||10:00am - 12:00pm||Introduction to SIBS and "How I become interested in statistics:" Personal histories of SIBS instructors|
|06/11/2018||01:30pm - 03:30pm||Descriptive statistics and probability|
|06/12/2018||10:00am - 12:00pm||@Duke - Clinical research and the role of biostatistics|
|06/12/2018||01:30pm - 03:30pm||Randomized trials vs observational studies|
|06/13/2018||10:00am - 12:00pm||Population, sample, and sampling.|
|06/13/2018||12:15pm - 01:15pm||Lunch - Recent media account of health research, grad school, etc.|
|06/13/2018||01:30pm - 03:30pm||Introduction to SAS Statistical Software.|
|06/14/2018||10:00am - 12:00pm||Hypothesis testing, estimation, and confidence intervals.|
|06/14/2018||01:30pm - 03:30pm||Introduction to R and random sampling on the computer|
|06/15/2018||10:00am - 12:00pm||Hypothesis testing, estimation, and confidence intervals, continued|
|06/15/2018||01:30pm - 03:30pm||Statistical software for hypothesis tests on confidence intervals.|
|06/16/2018||All Day||Trip to North Carolina Cost, Wrightsville Beach|