Academic year(s): 2017-2018
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 9
Together with MT3507, this module provides a bridge between second year and Honours modules in statistics. It deals with the application of statistical methods to test hypotheses and draw inferences from data. This includes a number of nonparametric methods and statistical tests (permutation and randomization tests, goodness-of-fit tests and tests of independence). Inference methods include model fitting by least squares and maximum likelihood, and variance estimation by means of the information matrix and by bootstrap. Applications include multiple regression, analysis of variance, the general (normal) linear model and an introduction to generalized linear models and generalized additive models.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass MT2508
Weekly contact: 2.5 hours of lectures and 1 tutorial.
Scheduled learning hours: 35
Guided independent study hours: 115
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 90%, Coursework (Project) = 10%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 90%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%
Module coordinator: Dr V M Popov
Module teaching staff: Prof D L Borchers