Summer 2023 - STAT 302 D100

Analysis of Experimental and Observational Data (3)

Class Number: 2363

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    May 8 – Aug 4, 2023: Mon, 2:30–3:20 p.m.

    May 8 – Aug 4, 2023: Thu, 2:30–4:20 p.m.

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 12, 2023
    Sat, 3:30–6:30 p.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    One of STAT 201, STAT 203, STAT 205, STAT 270, BUS 232, or ECON 233, 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 following programs: statistics major, statistics honours, actuarial science major, and actuarial science honours. Students who have taken STAT 350 first may not then take the course for further credit. Quantitative.


STAT Workshop Coordinators: Marie Loughin


  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.



  • Assignments 20%
  • Midterm 1 20%
  • Midterm 2 20%
  • Final Exam 40%


You must pass the final exam to pass the course.

Above grading is subject to change.



We will be using the R programming language, which you can access via Jupyter, an online platform, at Alternatively, you can download R Studio and R statistical software free of charge from and, respectively.


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

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