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Course: STAT 35800=PBHS 33500
Title: Statistical Applications
Instructor(s): Robert Gibbons
Class Schedule: Sec 01: TR 1:30–2:50PM
Office Hours:  
Textbook(s): (Required: Available in bookstore and online.) Hedeker DR and Gibbons RD. (2006). Longitudinal Data Analysis. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Interscience.  

Other References: (Text on reserve in Eckhart Library.)
Gibbons RD, Bhaumik D, Aryal S. (2009). Statistical Methods for Groundwater Monitoring, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Interscience.
Description: PQ: Health Studies 32700 / Statistics 22700 (Biostatistical Methods) or Statistics 34700 (Generalized Linear Models); or permission of instructor. Facility with at least one of the following software packages is assumed: SAS, R, Splus, Stata, or SuperMix.

This course provides a transition between statistical theory and practice. The course will cover statistical applications in medicine, mental health, environmental science, analytical chemistry, and public policy. Lectures are oriented around specific examples from a variety of content areas. Opportunities for the class to work on interesting applied problems presented by U of C faculty will be provided. Although an overview of relevant statistical theory will be presented, emphasis is on the development of statistical solutions to interesting applied problems.