STAT319-12S1 (C) Semester One 2012

Generalised Linear Models

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
20 Feb 2012 - 24 Jun 2012

Description

STAT319 is a course in Generalised Linear Models (GLM), suited to anyone with an interest in analysing data. In this course we introduce the components of GLM and other advanced data analysis techniques. We use the free-ware package R. R is becoming the preferred computer package for many statisticians. In this course we will show you how to use the package, enter, manipulate and analyse data in R.

STAT319 and STAT446 are courses in Generalised Linear Models (GLM), suited to anyone with an interest in analysing data. In these courses we introduce you to the components of GLM and other advanced data analysis techniques. We cover analysis of data from continuous distributions, models for binomial response data, models for count response data and models for multinomial data. R is the free-ware equivalent to S Plus, and is becoming the preferred computer package for many statisticians. In these courses we will show you how to use the package, enter, manipulate and analyze data in R. suited to anyone with an interest in analysing data.

Learning Outcomes

The Courses will:

  • introduce generalised linear models
  • introduce advanced data analysis techniques including mixed effects models, repeated measures and additive models
  • introduce the use of the statistics computer package R
  • give you experience in writing scientific and technical reports

    You will be able to:

  • describe and conduct appropriate statistical modeling techniques for almost any dataset
  • be able to interpret the model results in such a way that a non-user of statistics can understand
  • use R competently
  • write a scientific and technical report

Pre-requisites

30 points from STAT200-299 or Head of School approval

Labs
Streams Day Time Where Notes
Stream 01 Monday 9:00am-11:00am Erskine 038 Lab 4 (Computer Lab) 23 Apr - 3 Jun

Course Coordinator

Jennifer Brown

Lecturer

Alasdair Noble

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignment 1 25%
Assignment 2 25%
Assignment 3 25%
Assignment 4 25%


The course is assessed by four assignments, each worth 25% (in total 100%). There is no final exam.

Assignments give you practice in analysing data and presenting results in a written report.  You will be expected to use R for analysis.

The assignments will involve time and effort, but are an opportunity for you to learn not only statistical modeling techniques, but to develop your writing skills.  We discuss how to write a report during lectures, and provide considerable support especially for students who have not  had the chance to develop their scientific writing skills.

Textbooks

Recommended Reading:

Crawley, M.J. 2005. Statistics : an introduction using R. 327pp.
Crawley, M.J. 2007. The R book. 942pp.
Faraway, J.J. 2005.  Linear models in R.  229pp.
Faraway, J.J. 2006.  Extending the linear models with R.  301pp.

These are on a one-day restricted loan in the Physical Science Library.

Fees

Domestic fee $622.00

International fee $3,200.00

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics.

All STAT319 Occurrences

  • STAT319-12S1 (C) Semester One 2012