Application of advanced statistical methods through case studies
In real-world data analysis, a skilled statistician will utilize and adapt existing methodology to suit research goals at hand. This paper illustrates and provides background on a raft of specialized techniques in applied statistics, motivated by real case studies in statistics.
|Paper title||Case Studies in Statistics|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,206.91|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- STAT 401 or (STAT 270 and STAT 310)
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission.
Pre-requisites are STAT401, or STAT270 and STAT310, or equivalent.
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
Content and case studies form 5 to 6 modules drawn from:
- Univariate smoothing
- Time series
- Multivariate smoothing
- Spatial regression
- Generalised additive models
- Non-parametric testing
- Teaching Arrangements
Lectures (2 per week); practicals/tutorials (1 per fortnight); student seminars (1 per fortnight).
A full course book/reader will be provided.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students successfully completing this course will be able to demonstrate the following:
- Understanding of the relationship between theory and application of specialized statistical techniques.
- Identification of research question and ability to adapt statistical methods to problems without standard solutions.
- Ability to apply methodology and statistical computing to analyse data using specialized techniques, and interpret results in a logical manner.
- Display autonomy and judgement in presenting results to others, including non-scientists.