• Offered by Rsch Sch of Finance, Actuarial Studies & App Stats
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Statistics
  • Areas of interest Actuarial Studies, Statistics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Ian McDermid
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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STAT2008/STAT6038 is a course in applied statistics that studies the use of linear regression techniques for examining relationships between variables. The course emphasizes the principles of statistical modelling through the iterative process of fitting a model, examining the fit to assess imperfections in the model and suggest alternative models, and continuing until a satisfactory model is reached. Both steps in this process require the use of a computer: model fitting uses various numerical algorithms, and model assessment involves extensive use of graphical displays. The R statistical computing package is used as an integral part of the course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the R statistical computing language,particularly the graphical capabilities
2. Fit Simple Linear regression models and interpret model parameters
3. Summarise and analyse relationships between a response variable and a covariate
4. Summarise and analyse relationships between a response variable and several covariates
5. Assess and refine simple and multiple linear regression models based on diagnostic measures. Identify outlying and influential data points.
6. Carry out model selection in a multiple linear regression modelling context.

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

The following final assessment scheme is proposed:

  • Assignment 1: 20%
  • Assignment 2: 20% 
  • Final examination, 60%

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours a week to completing the work.
This will include:

  • attendance at 3 lectures per week and 1 tutorial
  • 6 or more hours of private study, including time spent reviewing course materials and completing computing, tutorial work and assignments.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed STAT1003 or STAT1008

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2784
2004 $3084
2005 $3084
2006 $3090
2007 $3090
2008 $3090
2009 $3090
2010 $3090
2011 $3090
2012 $3090
2013 $3246
2014 $3246
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2784
2004 $3084
2005 $3084
2006 $3132
2007 $3264
2008 $3264
2009 $3264
2010 $3576
2011 $3582
2012 $3582
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3277 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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