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## MA20227: Statistics 2B

2015/6 Owning Department/School: Department of Mathematical Sciences
6
Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Semester 2
CW 25%, EX 75%
• Coursework (CW 25%)
• Examination (EX 75%) Supplementary Assessment: MA20227 Mandatory extra work (where allowed by programme regulations)
Before taking this module you must take MA20226 Description: Aims:
Introduce the principles of building and analysing linear models, introduce the principles of statistical modelling.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this unit, students should be able to:
* Carry out analyses using linear Gaussian models, including regression and ANOVA.
* Manipulate joint, marginal and conditional distributions.
* Represent normal linear models in vector and matrix form.

Skills:
Numeracy T/F A
Problem Solving T/F A
Computing Skills T/F A
Written and Spoken Communication F (in tutorials).

Content:
Regression: Estimation of model parameters, tests and confidence intervals, prediction intervals, polynomial and multiple regression. One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA): One-way classification model. Main effects and interaction, parameter estimation, F- and t-tests. Use of residuals to check model assumptions: probability plots, identification and treatment of outliers.
Multivariate distributions: expectation and variance-covariance matrix of a random vector; statement of properties of the bivariate and multivariate normal distribution. The general linear model: Vector and matrix notation. examples of the design matrix for regression and ANOVA, least squares estimation, internally and externally studentised residuals. Programme availability:

#### MA20227 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Mathematical Sciences
• USMA-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics (Year 2)
• USMA-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics with Study year abroad (Year 2)
• USMA-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics with Year long work placement (Year 2)
• USMA-AFB05 : BSc(Hons) Statistics (Year 2)
• USMA-AAB06 : BSc(Hons) Statistics with Study year abroad (Year 2)
• USMA-AKB06 : BSc(Hons) Statistics with Year long work placement (Year 2)

#### MA20227 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Mathematical Sciences
• USMA-AFB15 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences (Year 2)
• USMA-AFB15 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences (Year 3)
• USMA-AAB16 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 2)
• USMA-AAB16 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 4)
• USMA-AKB16 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences with Year long work placement (Year 2)
• USMA-AKB16 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences with Year long work placement (Year 4)
• USMA-AFB13 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics (Year 2)
• USMA-AFB13 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics (Year 3)
• USMA-AAB14 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 2)
• USMA-AAB14 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
• USMA-AKB14 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 2)
• USMA-AKB14 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
• USMA-AFM14 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics (Year 2)
• USMA-AFM14 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics (Year 3)
• USMA-AAM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 2)
• USMA-AKM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 2)
• USMA-AKM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 4)

Notes:
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.