Summer 2022 - STAT 302 D100

Analysis of Experimental and Observational Data (3)

Class Number: 4553

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    May 10 – Aug 8, 2022: Mon, 2:30–3:20 p.m.

    May 10 – Aug 8, 2022: Thu, 2:30–4:20 p.m.

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 14, 2022
    Sun, 12:00–3:00 p.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    One of STAT 201, STAT 203, STAT 205, STAT 270, or BUS 232, with a minimum grade of C-.



The standard techniques of multiple regression analysis, analysis of variance, and analysis of covariance, and their role in observational and experimental studies. This course may not be used to satisfy the upper division requirements of the Statistics major or honours program. Quantitative.


STAT Workshop Coordinators: Harsha Perera


  1. Review: Important concepts from the first course in statistics will be reviewed.
  2. Simple linear regression: models summarizing the relationship between two quantitative variables. This unit includes the estimation and interpretation of model parameters, assessment of the model’s fit, inference, and prediction.
  3. Multiple regression: models in which several explanatory variables combine to help explain the variability in a quantitative response variable. This unit includes model assessment, comparison of two regression lines, interactions between explanatory variables, and multicollinearity. Additional topics may include identifying unusual points, variable selection, and/or coding categorical predictors.
  4. Analysis of variance (ANOVA): models that allow the comparison of means of a quantitative response variable across groups defined by a categorical explanatory variable. This unit includes model assessment, inference methods for comparison of means, and tests for homogeneity of variances.
  5. Other topics may include analysis of covariance, the problem of multiple testing, and/or block designs.



  • Quizzes (best 4 of 5) 60%
  • Final Exam 40%


Above grading is subject to change.



We will be using the RStudio interface to the R programming language, which you can download free of charge from and, respectively.


STAT2 Modeling with Regression and ANOVA, 2nd ed. by Cannon, Cobb, Hartlaub, et al. Publisher: Macmillan Learning

A hard copy of the book is available through the SFU Bookstore
An e-version of the book is available through

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