Applied Statistical Modelling

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Applied Statistical Modelling

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Statistics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Course entry requirements: STA1000F/S or STA1006S or STA1007S

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    24
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Course outline:
    The course aims to equip students with practical experience and skills in analysing data, using some statistical techniques frequently used in the sciences. The skills include designing experiments, choosing appropriate statistical methods for visual display and statistical modelling of data, model checking, interpretation and reporting of statistical results, and understanding of limitations of statistical methods and data. By the end of the course the student should have gained enough confidence to transfer these skills to new problems or data sets in their own profession. Topics covered include: Introduction to statistical notation, linear regression, design and analysis of experiments, generalized linear models. There will be strong emphasis on the practical application of the above methods, using open-source statistical software such as R.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.