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STATS 330 Course Information 2014

Lecturers:
Steffen Klaere
Department of Statistics
Room 219, Building 303
Telephone : 373 7599 extension 85237 Fax: 373 7018
email: s.klaere@auckland.ac.nz

Alan Lee
Department of Statistics
Room 265, Building 303S
Telephone : 373 7599 extension 88749 Fax: 373 7018
email: lee@stat.auckland.ac.nz or aj.lee@auckland.ac.nz

Office Hours:
Office hours are:

Steffen: 11:00 - 1:00 Thursday.


Alan: 10:30 - 12:00 Tuesday and Thursday.

Students may expect to find us in our offices and available for consultation
during these times. Outside office hours we don't guarantee to be in, but
welcome enquiries if we are. Alternatively, make an appointment with us or
our Departmental Manager Karen McDonald in Rm 303, Building
303. k.macdonald@auckland.ac.nz

Lectures:
Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday at 9:00 am in Rm 106-100 (Room 100 in
the Biology Building). First class meeting is on Tuesday 22nd July. The first
half of the course will be taught by Steffen Klaere, the second half by Alan
Lee.

Tutorials:
Every week on Fridays we have three hour-long tutorial sessions, from 10-
11, 1-2 and 4-5.They are held in the ground floor tutorial laboratory in
Building 303S, Room 303S-G75. We operate these as drop-in sessions, so
you can come at anytime during these three hours. Usually a worksheet is
available for you to work through, so you can develop the R skills required
for the current assignment. Help is also available for any aspect of the
course. NB: Tutorials begin in the second week.
Course Content:
This course provides an introduction to the process and procedures of
statistical modelling. The topics to be covered include graphical methods,
multiple regression, regression diagnostics, analysis of variance and analysis
of covariance. We also consider some extensions of this kind of analysis to
generalized linear models, including log-linear models and logistic regression
models, with particular emphasis on the analysis of contingency tables.

Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of the course, you should have be able to
Explore data graphically,
Make a sensible choice of model, based on the data, and the scientific question
being addressed
Fit the model using R
Critically examine the model fit, and make adjustments as necessary,
Draw sensible conclusions from the analysis
Communicate these conclusions to a lay audience.

Computing:
To do the assignments you will need to use a computer. You can either use
one of the University computer laboratories, or your own personal
computer. Some help on computing issues is available in the large computer
laboratory in the basement of the Building 303S.

The computer language used in the course is R. If you are using your own
computer, you will need to load R onto it. See the course website for
instructions.

Assignments:
For students enrolled in STATS 330, will be five assignments. The due dates
are given in the Course Planner below. The assignments will typically call for
a computer analysis of a set of data. These must be typed, using Word or
Latex.

Test:
Instead of a lecture, there will be a test of one hour's duration on Wed Sept
17, at the usual lecture time and place. The test will be "closed book".

Examination:
The final examination for both STATS 330 and STATS 762 will be held at a
time and place to be arranged. It will also be "closed book", and be of 3
hours duration. The exam will be partly multiple-choice.

Texts:
The course book for this course is available on the class web page, and a
hard-copy version is available free of charge at the Statistics Department
office in Commerce A. In addition, electronic copies of all the lecture slides
(with voice-over) are available on the class web page. A reading list is also
given below.

Web Page:
All the course materials are available on the Web. Follow the link on the
class Cecil page. All assignments will be distributed via the Web and via
CECIL. There is also a bulletin board, which you should consult regularly.
You can also access the course page via the URL
https://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~stats330/

Assessment:
The final mark for the year is calculated on the basis of the assignments,
the test and the end of year examination. The assessment components for
STATS 330 are valued as follows (total 100%)

Assignments: 20%
Test 20%
Examination 60%

In order to pass the paper you must get 50% out of the total of 100%.
Note: It is very important that you attempt ALL of the assignments and sit
the test. Assignments are an essential part of this course as they give you
practice in applying the theory and techniques presented in lectures to
actual problems. You will find it difficult to master the ideas discussed in the
course without the practice you get from doing the assignments.

Collaboration:
It is our view that discussion with other students is an important part of the
learning process and we encourage you to discuss problems with each other
(and us!) However, you must not copy the details of another person's
assignment. In other words, you can work together to decide how to do an
assignment, but you must write up your own solutions. You must not
collaborate during tests and examinations.

Reading List:
We have found the following books useful in the preparation of the course.
Some of them are classic works - most of the material in this course is very
traditional, apart from the use of R.

J Adler (2010). R in a Nutshell. OReilly.

A Agresti, (2002). Categorical Data Analysis, 2nd Ed, Wiley.

JM Chambers, WS Cleveland, B Kleiner and PA Tukey, (1983). Graphical


Methods for Data Analysis, Duxbury Press.
JM Chambers and TJ Hastie, (1992). Statistical Models in S, Wadsworth.

S Chatterjee, AS Hadi (2006). Regression Analysis by Example (4th Ed),


Wiley.

WS Cleveland, (1994). The Elements of Graphing Data (revised Ed), Hobart


Press.

WS Cleveland, (1993). Visualizing Data, Hobart Press.

RD Cook and S Weisberg, (1982). Residuals and Influence in Regression,


Chapman and Hall.

RD Cook and S Weisberg, (1999). Applied Regression Including Computing


and Graphics, Wiley.

P Dalgaard, (2002). Introductory Statistics with R, Springer. AJ Dobson,


(2002). An Introduction to Generalized Linear Models (2nd Ed), Chapman &
Hall.
NR Draper and H Smith, (1998). Applied Regression Analysis (3rd Ed),
Wiley.

B Efron and RJ Tibshirani (1993). An Introduction to the Bootstrap.


Chapman and Hall, London.

J Fox, (1997). Applied Regression Analysis, Linear Models, and Related


Methods, Sage Publications.

J Fox, (2002). An R and S-Plus Companion to Applied Regression, Sage


Publications.

FE Harrell (2001). Regression Modeling Strategies. Springer, New York.

T Hastie and RJ. Tibshirani, (1990). Generalized Additive Models. Chapman


and Hall.

T Hastie, R Tibshirani and J Friedman. (2009). The Elements of


Statistical Learning : Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction (2nd ed).
Springer.

DW Hosmer and S Lemeshow, (2000). Applied Logistic Regression (2nd Ed),


Wiley.

DG Kleinbaum and M Klein, (2002). Logistic Regression : a Self-Learning


Text. New York: Springer.
S Menard, (2002). Applied Logistic Regression Analysis. Thousand Oaks,
Calif.: Sage Publications.

DC Montgomery, EA. Peck and GG Vining. (2001). Introduction to Linear


Regression Analysis (3rd Ed), Wiley.

P Murrell (2011). R Graphics, 2nd ed. Chapman and Hall.

P Murrell (2009). Introduction to Data Technologies. Chapman and Hall.

WN Venables and BD Ripley, (2004). Modern Applied Statistics with S,


4th Ed, Springer.

WN Venables and DM Smith, (2002). Introduction to R, Springer.

S Weisberg, (1985). Applied Linear Regression (2nd Ed), Wiley.


Course Planner: Chapters refer to chapters in the coursebook.

Week Starting Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Lecture 1. Lecture 2. Lecture 3. Continue No tutorial


1 21/07/2014 Chapter 1 Start Chapter 2 Chapter 2.

Lecture 4. Lecture 5. Lecture 6. Continue Tutorial 1.


2 28/07/2014
End Chapter 2. Begin Chapter 3. Chapter 3.

Lecture 7. Lecture 8. Lecture 9. Continue Tutorial 2.


3 4/07/2014
Continue Chapter 3. Continue Chapter 3. Chapter 3. Ass. 1 due

Lecture 10. Lecture 11. Lecture 12. Continue Tutorial 3.


4 11/08/2014
Continue Chapter 3. Continue Chapter 3. Chapter 3.

Lecture 13. Lecture 14. Lecture 15. End Tutorial 4


5 18/08/2014
Continue Chapter 3. Continue Chapter 3. Chapter 3.Ass. 2 due

Lecture 16. Lecture 17 Lecture 18. Tutorial 5.


6 25/08/2014
Begin Chapter 4. Continue Chapter 4. Continue Chapter 4.

Mid-Semester Break

7 15/09/2014 Lecture 19. Lecture 20. In-class test. Ass. 3 Tutorial 6.


Continue Chapter 4. Continue Chapter 4. due.

8 22/09/2014 Lecture 21. Lecture 22. Lecture 23. Continue Tutorial 7.


Start Chapter 5. Continue Chapter 5. Chapter 5.

9 29/09/2014 Lecture 24. Lecture 25. Lecture 26. Continue Tutorial 8.


Continue Chapter 5. Continue Chapter 5. Chapter 5. Ass. 4 due.

10 6/10/2014 Lecture 27. Lecture 28. Lecture 29. Continue Tutorial 9.


Continue Chapter 5. Continue Chapter 5. Chapter 5.

11 13/10/2014 Lecture 30. Lecture 31. Lecture 32. Finish Tutorial 10.
Continue Chapter 5. Continue Chapter 5. Chapter 5. Ass. 5 due

12 20/10/2014 Lecture 33. Lecture 34. No Lecture No Tutorial


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