Statistical learning, multiple linear regression, classification, resampling methods, model selection, regularization, non-linearity, tree-based methods, cluster analysis, multivariable methods.
1. Knowledge. The student has knowledge about the most popular statistical models and methods that are used for prediction and inference in science and technology, with emphasis on regression and classification type statistical models.
2. Skills. The student knows, based on an existing data set, how to choose a suitable statistical model, apply sound statistical methods, and perform the analyses using statistical software (R). The student knows how to present the results from the statistical analyses, and which conclusions can be drawn from the analyses.
Required prerequisite knowledge
A basic course in probability and statistics equivalent to STA100 Probability and statistics 1. Basic university level mathematical analysis and linear algebra corresponding to MAT100 and MAT200. Experience with use of software, preferably R. At least one higher level course in statistics like for instance STA500 or STA510 is preferable but not an absolute requirement for taking the course.
Portfolio and written exam
Form of assessment
Portfolio with two hand inns
Project work and written exam, assessed with letter grades.The course has two assessment parts. 1) Project work that will count 50 % of the overall grade, 2) A written final exam that will count 50 % of the overall grade. Both the project work and the exam must be passed in order to obtain an overall grade in the course. Candidates that do not pass the project work, cannot resubmit until the next time the course is lectured.The project work consists of two parts that are equally weighted. The final grade of the project work is given when all parts have been submitted and the project work as a whole is graded.There is no resit exam in the portofolio
There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.