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2007/08 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

MATH5715M Linear and Nonparametric Models

20 creditsClass Size: 25

Module manager: Professor J.T. Kent
Email: j.t.kent@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2007/08

Pre-requisite qualifications

MATH2715 or equivalent

Pre-requisites

MATH2715Statistical Methods

This module is mutually exclusive with

MATH3715Linear Models

Module replaces

MATH3713, MATH3823, MATH5823M

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

a) prove basic linear model theory using matrix algebra;
b) use a computer package to fit parametric and nonparametric regression models as well as generalized linear models (including the use of link functions, deviance and overdispersion) to data, and interpret the models;
c) describe various smoothing techniques used in nonparametric regression
d) fit and interpret the special cases of log linear models and logistic regression;
e) use a statistical package with real data to fit these models to data and to write a report giving and interpreting the results.

Syllabus

(a) Introduction to local regression models and linear regression; multiple linear regression;
(b) estimation and hypothesis testing;
(c) residual analysis; influential observations;
(d) subset variable selection .
(e) Generalized linear model; probit model; logistic regression; log linear models.
(f) local regression models and linear regression; Kernel smoothing; resistant smoothing techniques.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Example Class111.0011.00
Laboratory41.004.00
Lecture321.0032.00
Private study hours153.00
Total Contact hours47.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Examples sheets.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Report1 x 15-30 pages + 1 x 10-15 pages20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)20.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)3 hr 00 mins80.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)80.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 01/05/2008

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