- Code STAT2014
- 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, Statistics
This is a course in applied statistics that studies the use of regression techniques for examining relationships between variables. Ordinary linear models and generalised linear models are covered. 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:
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of the R statistical computing language, particularly the graphical capabilities
- Fit Simple Linear regression models and interpret model parameters
- Summarise and analyse relationships between a response variable and a covariate
- Summarise and analyse relationships between a response variable and several covariates
- Assess and refine simple and multiple linear regression models based on diagnostic measures. Identify outlying and influential data points.
- Carry out model selection in a multiple linear regression modelling context.
- Define and describe the features of a Generalised Linear Model (GLM). Fit GLM models, assess and refine the models based on diagnostic measures, and interpret model output.
- Typical assessment may include, but is not restricted to: assignments and a final exam. (null) [LO null]
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WorkloadStudents 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
Preliminary ReadingThere is no prescribed text, however the course draws material from:
- Faraway, Julian J. (2015) Linear Models with R, 2nd Edn, CRC/Chapman & Hall
- Chester Ismay and Albert Y. Kim. (2017) Modern Dive: An Introduction to Statistical andData Sciences via R. http : //moderndive.com
Assumed KnowledgeThe course uses the R statistical package, which uses matrix algebra to implement the regression modelling techniques. An understanding of matrix algebra (equivalent to an introductory mathematics course such as MATH1113) would be helpful in understanding how the R routines work, but such knowledge is not a required prerequisite.
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- 6 units
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