ANALYSES OF LINEAR MODELS
Credit points: 15
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. Linear models relate a response variable to one or more explanatory variables enabling researchers to answer important research questions and make predictions about how variables will respond. These methods are used in many areas including biological science, economics, engineering, medical science and psychological science. Topics covered in this subject 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 strong emphasis on preparing students for future careers in statistics. This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential which entails developing the ability to tackle problems creatively, generating new ideas, taking calculated risks and creating change to achieve ambitions now and in the future.
SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorAmanda Shaker
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
PrerequisitesSTA2MD OR STA2AMS OR STA2ABS OR STM2PM OR STA2ASM
Quota Management StrategyN/A
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Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Introduction to Linear Regression Analysis
AuthorMontgomery, DC, Peck, EA and Vining, G
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAmanda Shaker
One 1.00 h computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|2 Assignments (equivalent to 1000 words)||N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
|2-hour short answer Final Examination (2000 word equiv)||N/A||N/A||No||50||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
|Two 5-minute oral presentations (500 word equivalent) Hurdle: satisfactory oral presentations must be given||N/A||N/A||Yes||5||SILO4|
|Consulting role-play (1000 word equiv.)||N/A||N/A||No||25||SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|