- Code STAT6038
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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, Finance, Statistics
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this courses, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the R statistical computing language, particularly the graphical capabilities.
- Fit simple linear regression models, interpret model parameters and relate theses back to the underlying research question.
- Analyse and interpret relatiosnhips between a response variable and a covariate.
- Analyse and interpret relationships between a response variable and several covariates.
- Assess and refine simple and multiple linear regression models based on diagnostic measures. Identify and discuss the implications of outlying and influential data points.
- Select and discuss a useful multiple linear regression model from a number of competing models.
See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available.
Assignment 1: 20%
Assignment 2: 20%
Final examination: 60%
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WorkloadStudents 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
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- 6 units
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2766||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|