Advanced Statistical Methods (BIOM4004)


This unit consists of 3 components; multivariate statistics, sample designs and generalized linear models. In the first part principal component analysis and multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) will be covered. In the second part basic sample designs such as simple random, stratified random, ratio estimation and cluster sampling will be covered. Finally generalized linear models will be introduced with more theoretical detail than is taught in earlier units. Research skills will developed by project work involving the analysis of a real world dataset from a relevant discipline.

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3x1 hr lecture/wk, 1x1 hr tutorial/wk, 1x1 hr computer practical/wk


1 × Final Exam (50%), 3 Assignments (10% each), Data Analysis Project (20%)

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