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Course: STAT 34300
Title: Applied Linear Statistical Methods
Instructor(s): Mathias Drton
Course Assistant(s): Eric Janofsky, Christopher Fox
Class Schedule: Sec 01: TTh 1:30-2:50PM Eckhart 133
Office Hours: T 5:00-6:00 E133
W 5:30-6:30 E117
Course Homepage: Course Home Page
Textbook(s): Faraway, Linear Models with R, 1st edition.
Description: Statistics 34300 is an intensive course in the theory and methods of linear regression and related techniques of statistical modelling. It is intended primarily for graduate students in Statistics and related fields.  The course is also open to undergraduates and others who have a solid understanding of matrix algebra and basic statistical theory. Thorough familiarity with the simple linear regression model is expected.

The course will review linear regression with a single predictor, and will cover the multiple-predictor case; least-squares estimation; associated distribution theory; estimation, confidence intervals and tests; regression with errors in the predictors; weighted least squares, assessing lack of fit; residual analysis; regression diagnostics; transformations; model building; collinearity; subset-selection methods, including stepwise regression; prediction; nonlinear least squares.