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This course is designed to expand on the biostatistical methods covered in Applied Biostatistics I. It introduces generalized linear regression including logistic regression, loglinear models (including Poisson and Negative Binomial models of count data), survival analysis, and longitudinal data including random and mixed effect models.

Cloning course materials (for students)

You can download course materials individually from this website, but it is more convenient to clone all course materials at once. However, cloning requires a system installation of git, and the installation methods depend on your operating system. Here are git installation instructions for RStudio. If you are using RStudio on (ask the professor for access with free compute), git is pre-installed so you don’t have to install it. Once you have git working from RStudio, you can do the following to obtain a local copy of all course materials:

  1. In RStudio, select “File - New Project” (no need to save workspace image, I never do. That’s a copy of any objects in memory in your R session, but you want to create these with your script anyways)
  2. Choose “Version Control” then “Git”.
  3. Enter the URL: . Also enter any directory name (e.g. “lectures and labs” or “cunybios2”), and click “Browse” to choose the current directory. Then click “Create Project”
  4. On the bottom left-hand quadrant of RStudio, click “Terminal”. In the terminal, enter the following two commands:
    • git submodule init
    • git submodule update

That’s it! You can now find 10 sessions worth of lecture and lab code, e.g. in “File - Open” or the file browser, click on “Session1” and “vignettes” to see the lecture and lab materials. Once you open an Rmd file you can click “Knit” to build it.

Data Science Units

This course is supported by free access to DataCamp for registered students.

Technical notes for teachers

To add a new git submodule to this repo:

First, add the new session to the Suggests and Remotes sections of the DESCRIPTION file.

Second, invoke the following from within the local waldronbios2 clone (example for session10):

git submodule add`
git commit -am "add session10 submodule"

Finally, update the file youtubeURLs.csv with links to lecture and lab recordings, then push changes:

git commit -am "add session10 recording links"
git push origin master