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MATH3823 Generalised Linear Models

10 creditsClass Size: 90

Module manager: Dr Robert G. Aykroyd

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

Pre-requisite qualifications

MATH2735 or MATH2715

This module is mutually exclusive with

MATH5824MGeneralised Linear and Additive Models

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

Linear regression is a tremendously useful statistical technique but is very limited. Generalised linear models extend linear regression in many ways - allowing us to analyse more complex data sets. In this module we will see how to combine continuous and categorical predictors, analyse binomial response data and model count data.


On completion of this module, students should be able to:
a) carry out regression analysis with generalised linear models including the use of link functions;
b) understand the use of deviance in model selection;
c) appreciate the problems caused by overdispersion;
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.


Generalised linear model; probit model; logistic regression; log linear models.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Computer Class12.002.00
Private study hours76.00
Total Contact hours24.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Studying and revising of course material.
Completing of assignments and assessments.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Regular example sheets.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course Assessment.20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)20.00

There is no resit available for the coursework component of this module. If the module is failed, the coursework mark will be carried forward and added to the resit exam mark with the same weighting as listed above.

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Open Book exam2 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: 29/04/2024 16:16:33


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