- Code STAT7040
- Unit Value 6 units
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 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. This course will cover a range of topics in statistical learning including linear regression, classification techniques, resampling methods (e.g., the bootstrap), regularisation methods, tree based methods, and unsupervised learning techniques (e.g., clustering). 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:
- Discuss in detail the rationale behind the formulation and components of a statistical model
- 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 research problems
- 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.
- Typical assessment may include, but is not restricted to: assignments, project and a final exam. (null) [LO null]
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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.
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