STAT4062 Statistical Modelling and Inference

6 points
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 4 core unit in the 4 specialisation in the major sequence
  • Level 4 elective
  • Honours option in Mathematics and Statistics [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
This unit discusses advanced statistical models and their inferential procedures, motivated and demonstrated with numerous applied examples. Where appropriate, the underlying general concepts and basic theory are discussed, within either a Frequentist or Bayesian framework, or both. Data sets are analysed using the statistical package R. Topics are selected from, but are not limited to: categorical data analysis, survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis, multilevel models, missing data analysis, (generalised) linear mixed models, non-linear regression, life/failure time analysis, time-to-event data analysis, predictive modelling, non-linear regression analysis, Bayesian data analysis, time series analysis, high-dimensional data, functional data analysis, likelihood modelling, actuarial statistics, multivariate statistical methods, non-parametric statistics and spatial statistics.
Students are able to (1) appropriately apply techniques from the chosen topics to real-world problems and communicate results in a logical and coherent fashion to others; (2) apply statistical reasoning in general to analyse the essential structure of problems in various fields of human endeavour; (3) extend their knowledge of statistical modelling techniques and adapt known solutions to different situations; and (4) undertake continuous learning in statistical modelling and inference, being aware that an understanding of fundamentals is necessary for effective application.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) end-of-semester examination and (2) in-semester tests and assignments. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Berwin Turlach
Unit rules
STAT3061 Random Processes and their Applications (ID 371) or STAT3401 Advanced Data Analysis (ID 394)
Contact hours
3 hours per week
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