Master's Project for the M.S. in Biostatistics
The outline of the Master’s paper has five sections:
1. Background and Introduction
• Provide sufficient introduction to the project. Describe the general setting and data sources. Provide a literature review and summarize why the project is important.
• Describe the specific goals and objectives that the project attempts to achieve.
• Describe in detail all statistical methodology used to analyze the data.
4. Analysis and Results
• Provide the results in a clear and concise way. If tables and/or figures are presented, make sure that each one is properly labeled and that each one is described and interpreted in the text of the document. Model checking/diagnostics should be used whenever possible.
5. Summary and Discussion
• Provide a clear summary of the project and the ‘take home message’. Discuss any potential limitations of the analysis, any possible ways to improve the analysis, and any areas of future research.
• All scientific references used for the project should be listed in this section and appropriately cited in the paper.
• Follow an appropriate format used in a biostatistics journal as agreed upon with the advisor.