Applied Statistical Modelling 1 - MA5501

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2017-18 2018-19
Canterbury Spring
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5 15 (7.5) PROF JE Griffin

Pre-requisites

None

Restrictions

None

2017-18

Overview

Constructing suitable models for data is a key part of statistics. For example, we might want to model the yield of a chemical process in terms of the temperature and pressure of the process. Even if the temperature and pressure are fixed, there will be variation in the yield which motivates the use of a statistical model which includes a random component. In this module, we study how suitable models can be constructed, how to fit them to data and how suitable conclusions can be drawn. Both theoretical and practical aspects are covered, including the use of R.

Details

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Contact hours

38

Method of assessment

80% examination, 20% coursework

Preliminary reading

Chatterjee, S., and Hadi, A.S. (2012) Regression analysis by example. 5th edition. Hoboken Wiley.
Draper, N. R., and Smith, H. (1998) Applied regression analysis. 3rd edition. Wiley.
Freedman, D. (2005) Statistical models: theory and practice. Cambridge University Press.

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Learning outcomes

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the level 5 module students will be able to:
Demonstrate an increased ability to:
1 manage their own learning and make use of appropriate resources;
2 understand logical arguments, identifying the assumptions made and the conclusions drawn;
3 communicate straightforward arguments and conclusions reasonably accurately and clearly;
4 manage their time and use their organisational skills to plan and implement efficient and effective modes of working;
5 solve problems relating to qualitative and quantitative information;
6 make use of R, online resources (Moodle), internet communication;.
7 communicate technical and non-technical material competently;
8 demonstrate an increased level of skill in numeracy and computation.

On successfully completing the level 6 module students will be able to:
9 manage their own learning and make use of appropriate resources;
10 understand logical arguments, identifying the assumptions made and the conclusions drawn;
11 communicate straightforward arguments and conclusions reasonably accurately and clearly;
12 manage their time and use their organisational skills to plan and implement efficient and effective modes of working;
13 solve problems relating to qualitative and quantitative information;
14 make competent use of R, online resources (Moodle), internet communication;
15 communicate technical and non-technical material competently;
16 demonstrate an increased level of skill in numeracy and computation;
17 demonstrate the acquisition of the study skills needed for continuing professional development.

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