Credit points: 15
The purpose of STA3AS is to equip graduates with an in depth understanding of modern statistical methods in the following four key topics: 1. Sample surveys with an emphasis on simple random sampling and stratified random sampling. 2. Multivariate analysis with an emphasis on inference for the multivariate mean, checking for underlying multivariate normality, principal component analysis and discriminant analysis.This topic includes an introduction/review of common linear algebra results. 3. Time series analysis with an introduction into the theoretical foundation of Box-Jenkins univariate time series models which form a basis for empirical work with time series data. 4. Introduction to statistical consulting with an emphasis on providing an introduction to the statistical and non-statistical matters that may arise in consulting practice. The software package used in this subject is R.
FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering
Subject Co-ordinatorPaul Kabaila
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites STA2MDA or STA2MD
Incompatible subjects STA4AS
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Printed text available from University Bookshop||Prescribed||N/A||N/A|
|Readings||Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis||Recommended||Johnson, R.A. and Wichern, D.W.||5TH ED, PEARSON, 2002|
|Readings||Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis||Recommended||Rice, J.A.||3RD EDN., DUXBURY, 2007.|
|Readings||Time Series Analysis: Forecasting and Control||Recommended||Box, G.E.P. and Jenkins, G.M.||REVISED ED., HOLDEN-DAY, 1976.|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Kabaila
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|10 Assignments (approx. 120 words each)||15|
|20 minute Consulting role-play||5|
|3-hour short answer Final Examination||80|