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STAT3022: Applied Linear Models

In today's data-rich world more and more people from diverse fields are needing to perform statistical analyses and indeed more and more tools for doing so are becoming available; it is relatively easy to point and click and obtain some statistical analysis of your data. But how do you know if any particular analysis is indeed appropriate? Is there another procedure or workflow which would be more suitable? Is there such thing as a best possible approach in a given situation? All of these questions (and more) are addressed in this unit. You will study the foundational core of modern statistical inference, including classical and cutting-edge theory and methods of mathematical statistics with a particular focus on various notions of optimality. The first part of the unit covers various aspects of distribution theory which are necessary for the second part which deals with optimal procedures in estimation and testing. The framework of statistical decision theory is used to unify many of the concepts. You will apply the theory to various real-world problems using statistical software in laboratory sessions. By completing this unit you will develop the necessary skills to confidently choose the best statistical analysis to use in many situations.

Details

Academic unit Mathematics and Statistics Academic Operations
Unit code STAT3022
Unit name Applied Linear Models
Session, year
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Semester 1, 2020
Attendance mode Normal day
Location Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Credit points 6

Enrolment rules

Prohibitions
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STAT3912 or STAT3012 or STAT3922
Prerequisites
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STAT2X11 and (DATA2X02 or STAT2X12)
Corequisites
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None
Available to study abroad and exchange students

Yes

Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Jennifer Chan, jennifer.chan@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Final exam Written examination
70% Formal exam period 2 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Assignment Assignment
Due week 7 and 13
10% Multiple weeks Variable
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO7 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
Online task Online quiz
Online quiz
20% Week 11 See Canvas
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

Representing complete or close to complete mastery of the material.

Distinction

75 - 84

Representing excellence, but substantially less than complete mastery.

Credit

65 - 74

Representing a creditable performance that goes beyond routine knowledge and understanding, but less than excellence.

Pass

50 - 64

Representing at least routine knowledge and understanding over a spectrum of topics and important ideas and concepts in the course.

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

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WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 R Programming basics, simple linear regression Lecture (3 hr)  
Week 02 Model diagnostics, inference for linear regression, fitting multiple linear regression models Lecture and tutorial (4 hr)  
Week 03 Inference for multiple regression models, multiple correlation coefficients, Leverage and Cook’s distance, the general F-test Lecture and tutorial (4 hr)  
Week 04 Subset selection using stepwise procedures and AIC, Cp and BIC Lecture and tutorial (4 hr)  
Week 05 Polynomial regression, orthogonal polynomials, Robust regression, 1-way ANOVA Lecture and tutorial (4 hr)  
Week 06 Simultaneous CIs, decomposing sums of squares Lecture and tutorial (4 hr)  
Week 07 Quantitative factors, 2-way ANOVA, interactions Lecture and tutorial (4 hr)  
Week 08 2-way ANOVA with interactions, normality tests Lecture and tutorial (4 hr)  
Week 09 Experimental design, randomised complete block designs, Latin square designs Lecture and tutorial (4 hr)  
Week 10 Incomplete block designs, analysis of covariance, nested factors Lecture and tutorial (4 hr)  
Week 11 Nested designs, random effect model Lecture and tutorial (4 hr)  
Week 12 Variance component estimation, mixed effects models, longitudinal data Lecture and tutorial (4 hr)  
Week 13 Agricultural data, hierarchical data, revision Lecture and tutorial (4 hr)  
Computer lab on weekly topic Computer laboratory (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University’s graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. apply, formulate, interpret and compare multiple linear regression including evaluation of model diagnostics and outlier detection
  • LO2. apply, construct and interpret multi-way ANOVA models and make inference on all parameters
  • LO3. conduct and master correction for multiple pairwise comparisons by applying the Tukey, Scheffe and Bonferroni correction
  • LO4. perfectly calculate and interpret confidence intervals for all parameters in linear regression and distinguish the difference between confidence intervals and prediction intervals
  • LO5. implement the R function lmer for the fitting of mixed models and explain these complicated models
  • LO6. design of an appropriate scheme for treatment allocation and data collection as well as the correct analysis for complete randomised designs (CBD), randomised CBD (RCBD), Latin square designs (LSD), incomplete block designs (IBD) and balanced IBD (BIBD), ANCOVAs, and nested designs
  • LO7. identify and explain blocks, nested factors, interactions terms, experimental units, observational units, confounding and pseudo-replication in experimental designs.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9
Change the weighing of quiz and assessment due to reducing 2 quizzes to 1 and each assignment before week 6 can account for at most 5%.

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