STAT200 Regression Analysis

Credits (ECTS):5

Course responsible:Jon Olav Vik, Kathrine Frey Frøslie

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Engelsk

Limits of class size:300

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:Lectures: 30 hours. computer exercises: 30 hours. Individual study: 65 hours.

Teaching and exam period:The course has teaching/evaluation in January.

About this course

The course deals with statistical methods that are essential in all interdisciplinary projects that collect and process data. Numerical literacy and a basic understanding of quantitative research methods are cornerstones of scientific knowledge and communication within the fields of science and medicine. The methods included in the course are therefore relevant to several of UN sustainability goals that includes data collecting and analyzes.

Course content: Estimation and testing in simple and multiple linear regression models and in logistic regression models. Subset selection. Analysis of residuals and assessment of models. Predictions. Application of statistical software.

Learning outcome

KNOWLEDGE: The students will learn how to analyze data using linear, both single and multiple regression, and also with elements categorical variables. The student will also get a brief introduction to logistic regression.

SKILLS: The students should be able to perform statistical analyzes with the methods mentioned in Knowledge. They should be able to use different models on the same data and be able to validate the models and determine which ones are best suited. They should be able to interpret the results of the analyzes and convey what has been done, the results and the weaknesses and limitations of the analyzes and models. They should understand the importance of having good data (e.g. representativeness, independence) in order to draw useful and correct conclusions from a survey.

GENERAL COMPETENCE: The students should be able to apply what they have learned to problems in their studies and later in their professional life and perform analyzes on their own data. At the same time, they should be able to ask critical questions about statistical results that they generate or are presented to them and assess the quality of these results.

  • Lectures, project work in groups and individually, exercises in groups, individual study.
  • The course has a dedicated Canvas page; Discussions will be used for questions and answers. The teacher is always available. Every day there are four hours of exercise sessions with assistant teacher present.
  • STAT100 or equivalent basic statistics course.
  • 3.5-hour written examination, counts 100 %. The exam will only be given in English.

  • An external examiner evaluates all exam question, the grade scale, and a minimum of 25 examination papers as calibration of the evaluation, if other excersises than multiple choice are given at the final exam.
  • One compulsory project assignment.
  • Exam will be given in English.
  • Lectures: 2 hours daily.

    Exercises: 4 hours daily.

  • ECN201 og ECN202 - Full reduction.

    STAT300 - 5 credits reduction.

  • Special requirements in Science