This course provides an introduction to statistical learning and aims to develop skills in modern statistical data analysis. There has been a prevalence of "big data" in many different areas such as finance, marketing, social networks and the scientific fields. As traditional statistical methods have become inadequate for analysing data of such size and complexity, this has led to the development of new statistical methods for extracting information, or "learning", from such data. This course will cover a range of topics in statistical learning including linear regression, classification techniques, resampling methods such as the bootstrap, regularisation methods, tree based methods and unsupervised learning techniques such as clustering. As much modern data analysis requires the use of statistical software, there will be a strong computing component in this course.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students should have the
knowledge and skills to:
• Discuss in detail the rationale behind the formulation and components of a statistical
• Analytically describe and implement approaches to compare and contrast statistical
models in the context of a particular scientific question.
• Communicate complex statistical ideas and heuristics to a diverse audience.
• Develop, analytically describe, and implement a statistical solution to real-data
• Demonstrate an in-depth level interpretation of modeling results.
• Discuss in detail the theoretical and computational underpinnings of various
statistical procedures, including common classes of statistical models.
• Demonstrate computational skills to implement various statistical procedures.
Indicative AssessmentTypical assessment may include, but is not restricted to: assignments, project and a final exam.
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Students are expected to commit at least 10 hours per week to completing the work in this course. This will include at least 3 contact hours per week and up to 7 hours of private study time.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4812||20 Feb 2017||27 Feb 2017||31 Mar 2017||26 May 2017||In Person||N/A|