Fall 2018  STAT 350 D100
Linear Models in Applied Statistics (3)
Class Number: 3031
Delivery Method: In Person
Overview

Course Times + Location:
Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3210, BurnabyTh 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10041, Burnaby 
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 6, 2018
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby

Instructor:
Gamage Perera
gperera@sfu.ca
778.782.9975
Office: SCK10557

Prerequisites:
STAT 285, MATH 251, and one of MATH 232 or MATH 240.
Description
CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:
Theory and application of linear regression. Normal distribution theory. Hypothesis tests and confidence intervals. Model selection. Model diagnostics. Introduction to weighted least squares and generalized linear models. Quantitative.
COURSE DETAILS:
Outline:
 Linear models: Definition, simple and multiple linear regression models, ANOVA models. Incorporating different types of predictor variables and their interactions in the model. Matrix notation.
 Estimation methods: Leastsquares, maximum likelihood. Algebraic and geometrical interpretations.
 Properties of leastsquares estimators: Mean, variance, and covariance of leastsquares estimators. Expected value of residual sum of squares.
 Diagnostic tools: Residual plots, multicollinearity, outliers, influential observations, goodnessoffit tests.
 Inference: Interpretation of the parameter estimates. Hypothesis tests, pvalues, confidence intervals, prediction and intervals. Inferences for a linear function of the regression coefficients.
 General Linear Hypotheses: Additional sum of squares principle. Test for lack of fit based on the pure error sum of squares.
 Model selection: Effect of the question of interest on the choice of model, difficulties in model selection due to multicollinearity. Automatic variable selection procedures, warnings and recommendations.
 Special methods for ANOVA models: Linear contrasts. Factor and interaction plots. Multiple comparison procedures.
 Introduction to weighted leastsquares and generalized linear models.
Grading
 Homework 15%
 Midterm 20%
 Projects 30%
 Final Exam 35%
NOTES:
Above grading is subject to change.
Materials
RECOMMENDED READING:
Introducation to Linear Regression Analysis, 5th ed. by Montgomery, Peck, Vinning. Pulisher: Wiley
Available online for free through the SFU Library
ISBN: 9780470542811
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