- Code STAT3040
- 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
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Anton Westveld
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2022
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This course involves on campus teaching. For students unable to come to campus there will be a remote option. See the Class Summary for more details.
Statistical Learning is a course designed for students who need to carry out statistical analysis, or “learning”, from real data. Emphasis will be placed on the development of statistical concepts and statistical computing. The content will be motivated by problem-solving in many diverse areas of application. This course will cover a range of topics in statistical learning including linear and non-linear regression, classification techniques, resampling methods (e.g., the bootstrap), regularisation methods, tree based methods and unsupervised learning techniques (e.g. principle components analysis and clustering).
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Use packages and process output relating to statistical learning in the statistical computing package R.
- Fit linear and non-linear regression models and analyse relationships between a response variable and covariates.
- Perform classification techniques on qualitative response variables.
- Assess models based on resampling methods.
- Carry out model selection based on regularisation methods.
- Utilise tree-based methods for regression and classification problems.
- Perform basic unsupervised learning techniques, such as clustering analysis and principal component analysis.
- Assignments (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]
- Exams (70) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7]
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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
Gareth James, Daniela Witten, Trevor Hastie, and Robert Tibshirani. (2013). An Introduction to Statistical Learning (with applications in R). Springer.
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