Course Description

Course Name

Applied Statistical Modelling

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

24 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Course entry requirements: STA1000F/S or STA1006S or STA1007S

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course outline:
The course aims to equip students with practical experience and skills in analysing data, using some statistical techniques frequently used in the sciences. The skills include designing experiments, choosing appropriate statistical methods for visual display and statistical modelling of data, model checking, interpretation and reporting of statistical results, and understanding of limitations of statistical methods and data. By the end of the course the student should have gained enough confidence to transfer these skills to new problems or data sets in their own profession. Topics covered include: Introduction to statistical notation, linear regression, design and analysis of experiments, generalized linear models. There will be strong emphasis on the practical application of the above methods, using open-source statistical software such as R.

*Course content subject to change