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Department of Mathematical Sciences, Unit Catalogue 2008/09

MA30091 Applied statistics

Credits: 6
Level: Honours
Semester: 2
Assessment: CW 100%
Before taking this unit you must take MA30084
Aims: To complement MA30084 with practical applications of generalised linear models thorough analysis of real-life statistical problems. Learning Outcomes On completing the course, students should be able to
* formulate a problem and carry out an exploratory data analysis;
* apply the theory of linear and generalised linear models to real data;
* use R for all aspects of data analysis;
* present results in a suitable style.
Application of linear models and generalised linear models to practical problems and implementation in R.
Formulating statistical problems. Choosing an appropriate method of analysis, model-building, verification of assumptions. Working with real-life data. Presentation of results in an appropriate format.
Application of the above through tackling a variety of real-life statistical problems.