STAT340 Applied methods in statistics
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ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: EN, NO
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The course starts in the spring semester. Teaching and evaluation is also in the spring semester.
Course frequency: Anually
First time: Study year 2015-2016
Short introduction to R and R Studio. Practical analysis in R using various statistical methods followed by theoretical and practical interpretation of the results. The methods taught will be a collection from the following list: Multiple regression, ANOVA, random effects models, generalized linear models (logistisc, poisson, multinomial regression etc), classification (lda, qda, knn, logistic, multinomial, etc), clustering, multivariate analysis (PCA, PLS, CCA, etc), time series, spatial statistics.
The students should master the use of R as a tool for practical data analysis. They should know the assumptions, applications and theoretical background for the methods presented. It will be emphasised that the students, to a given problem, are able to formulate the problem in such a way that it can be analysed by means of suitable metods. Furthermore, the students should learn to decide which method(s) to use to model and analyse the problem, and to do the analysis. The students also learn the practical interpretation of and the assess the validity of models, methods and results.
1. Lectures. 2. Supervised exercises in groups. 3. Compulsory assignment. 4. Individual study.
During lectures and exercises. In addition, the teacher offers academic guidance during regular office hours.
Will be announced on the course pages on Fronter.
STAT100, or equivalent.
There will be one compulsory assignment near the end of the course.
Written exam, 3,5 hours, counts100 %.
Lectures: 28 hours. Exercises 28 hours. Individual study 244 hours.
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
STAT300 - 50%
STAT310 - 50%
STAT330 - 50%
Type of course:
Lectures: 2 hours per week. Exercises: 2 hours per week.
An external examiner approves the examination questions and assesses 25 randomly selected examination papers.
Allowed examination aids: All types of calculators, all other aids.
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått