- Code STAT4050
- 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 Statistics
All activities that form part of this course will be delivered remotely
This course offers an introduction to modern statistical approaches for complicated data structures, and is designed for students who need to do advanced statistical data analyses and statistical research. There has been a prevalence of “big data” in many different scientific fields. In order to tackle the analysis of data of such size and complexity, traditional statistical methods have been reconsidered and new methods have been developed for extracting information, or "learning", from such data. Due to the wide of range of topics which could be considered, this course, each offering, will cover only a few of the potential topics. Some of the topics that may be considered are: regularisation and dimension reduction, clustering and classification, non-independent data, and causality. Emphasis is placed on methodological understanding, empirical applications, as well as theoretical foundations to a certain degree. As the extensive use of statistical software is integral to modern data analysis, there will be a strong computing component in this course.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Describe the rationale behind the formulation and components of complex statistical models.
- Compare and contrast statistical models in the context of a variety of scientific questions.
- Communicate complex statistical ideas to a diverse audience.
- Formulate a statistical solution to real-data research problems.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical and computational underpinnings of various statistical procedures, including common classes of statistical models.
- Utilise computational skills to implement various statistical procedures.
- Assignments (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Final Exam (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
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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 hours lecture classes, 1 hour tutorial class and up to 6 hours of private study time.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Rsch Sch of Finance, Actuarial Studies & App Stats to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Trevor Hastie, Robert Tibshirani and Jerome Friedman (2008). The Elements of Statistical Learning (Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction). 2nd Edition. Springer.
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