Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Modern research often involves the analysis of data for more than one variable and in this regard, linear models are the most widely used class of models. They relate a reponse variable to one or more explanatory variables enabling researchers to answer important research questions as well as make future predictions. The methods are used in many areas including biological science, economics, engineering, medical science and psychological science. Topics include simple and multiple linear regression, response and explanatory variable transformations, ANOVA and ANCOVA, as well as more modern methodologies such as generalized linear models and linear mixed effects models. This subject has a stong emphasis on preparing students for future careers in statistics.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAgus Salim

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ONE OF STA2ABS or STA2AMS or STA2MD


Incompatible subjects STA4LM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntroduction to Linear Regression AnalysisRecommendedMontgomery, DC, Peck, EA and Vining, G 2006WILEY, 4TH EDITION.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAgus Salim

Class requirements

Computer Laboratory Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
2 Assignments (approx. 800 words each)20
2-hour short answer Final Examination50
5-minute oral presentation briefly describing an applied research paper.5
5-minute oral presentation of a current job adHurdle Speaking preparation/practice0
Consulting role-play25