### Notice No. 11 (2017/07/25) :

Tutorial 6 of guided studies, comparing two proportions, sent to those interested.

### Notice No. 10 (2017/07/14) :

Tutorial 5 of guided studies, comparing two measurements, sent to those interested.

### Notice No. 9 (2017/07/06) :

Tutorial 4 of guided studies, binary data, sent to those interested.

### Notice No. 8 (2017/07/01) :

Individualized data set for the assessment exercise, Excel files, sent to students (both Midwifery and Reproductive Medicine). Any student not receiving this excel file attached to an email

please let Prof. Chang know.

No further changes or correspondence concerning the assessment questions will be made from now onwards

Can all students (both Midwifery of Reproductive Medicine) please do the following

- Check that the Excel file has arrived in his/her email inbox
- Check that the file can be opened and read, and that the worksheets are as described in the assessment questions
- Report to Prof. Chang by return email that the data has arrived and readable, or that the file has a problem.

Students may now carry out the assessment exercise. Once completed, send to Professor Chang for marking by email.

Students are reminded that assessment must be successfully completed before the deadline, end of April, 2018. Those who have not successfully completed Part 1 of the assessment by the deadline will have failed the statistics module.

### Notice No. 7 (2017/06/30) :

Tutorial 3 of guided studies, probability and measurements, sent to those interested.

### Notice No. 6 (2017/06/26) :

Tutorial 2 of guided studies, the Bar Chart, sent to those interested.

### Notice No. 5 (2017/06/14) :

Tutorial 1 of guided studies, the Pie Chart, sent to those interested.

### All previous notices : see Archive Panel

### Notice No. 4 (2017/06/11) : Offer of guidance to Studies

Students having no experience in statistics may find the subject intimidating, and not knowing where to start studying.

Professor Chang offers guidance to studies, to those who wish to be so guided, in the following manner.

Commencing in June, Professor Chang will send out lessons via emails at regular intervals, each on a topic to be studied. Each lesson should occupy 30 minutes to two hours of the student's time, depending on how familiar the student already is with the topic. Professor Chang will then be willing to answer questions sent to him via email, although all questions and answers (de-identified), will be posted to the Question and Answer page.

Only guidance, but no supervision will be provided. Students are free to follow or ignore guidance and suggestions provided.

Knowing how heavily committed all students are, Professor Chang does not wish to intrude into student's time, and will send guidance only to students who have indicateed a desire to be so guided. Any students who likes to be included will please let Professor Chang know by email contact.

### Notice No. 3 (2017/06/10) : Final Notice inviting questions and feedback regarding assessment questions and examples

This is the final notice and invitation to students of the Statistics Module, MSc for Midwifery and MSc Reproductive Medicine, to ask questions and provide feedback regarding the assessment questions and examples provided.

For all students, assessment is explained in the assessment help page

For Midwifery students, the assessment questions are in the Midwifery assessment question page, the example data set is in the Midwifery example data set Excel file and the Example answers to the questions and data provided in the Midwifery example answers pdf file

For Reproductive Medicine students, the assessment questions are in the Reproductive Medicine assessment question page, the example data set is in the Reproductive Medicine example data set Excel file and the Example answers to the questions and data provided in the Reproductive Medicine example answers pdf file

Students are remainded that complaints about clarity of questions or requests for better wording of the assessment will not be entertained after Jyly First, 2017, when the individualized data set for assessment are sent to each student.

Students are strongly encouraged to look at the appropriate web pages and make sure they understand what the assessment requires of them.

### Notice No. 2 (2017/06/05) : Changes to contents of web site

The nonparametric test comparing two measurements, the

**Mann-Whitney U Test** is now named the

**Robust Rank Ordered Test**.
The mathematics and the interpretations remaion the same, only the name has been changed. This change occurs in content 3, statpgm 3a, and in the assessment questions.

The Robust Rank Ordered Test used to be called the Mann-Whitney U Test, named after the statisticians who developed it. In recent year, the Mann Whitney U Test has evolved into a much more complex test, and the original Mann-Whitney U Test is now generally referred to as the Robust Rank Ordered Test. Both names refer to the same test for this module, but students should be aware that, in recent text books, on the Internet, and on some statistical packages, some confusions exists as to which test the Mann Whitney U Test refers to.

### Notice No. 1 (2017/05/01) : Statistics Module for MSc. Midwifery and MSc. Reproductive Medicine begins

Each student will have received an email from Prof. Chang to notify that the teaching web site has been activated on May 1

^{st}, marking the formal beginning of the Statistics Module.

Each students is encouraged to explore the web site, in particular examine the following pages

- The Home Page, in particular
- The course description panel, which sets out what the module hope to achieve, and the educational strategy of the module
- The sitemap, describing the whole web site

- The Course Preparation Page, which sets out what the student requires in order to negotiate
the module without difficulty

The student should then visit every page of the site, to familiarize with the contents and to find out where everything is.

The student is also encouraged to use the statistics programs, even though not familiar with statistical theory and practice at this beginning stage. Each program has one or more examples, and the student is encouraged to look at them. The idea is to become thoroughly familiar with the site from the start, so that subsequent learning is not hampered by having to search for information.

The website has been modified from the one used in 2015, when only Midwifery students were included. The examples and research scenarios are therefore predominantly based in Midwifery. Although additional materials familiar to Reproductive Medicine students are included in the current site, Reproductive Medicine students may wish to avail themselves to the Midwifery related materials as well. To help the Reproductive Medicine students, a Dictionary of Medical Terms is provided. This is not a formal dictionary as only minimal information is provided, and the dictionary contains only terms used on this web site. The idea is to allow Reproductive Medicine students to quickly clarify an unfamiliar Midwifery term during their studies.

Statistics can be intimidating to those not familiar with it, so student should avoid being discouraged when the concepts and procedures seem complex at the beginning. The experience of the students in the 2015 module was that nearly all students felt statistics is easy and enjoyable to do by the end of the module.

All students should know that Professor Chang is reachable by email. Please be reassured that Professor Chang is well aware that many of the students have no prior experience in statistics, so students should feel comfortable to ask any question he/she needs to ask (about module content that is). No problem should be considered to trivial, and no question considered too silly. However, in order that all students receive the same teaching, useful questions accompanied by the answers will be posted to the Questions & Answers Page, after the identity of the questioner is deleted.