Statistical Methods I
Completion of a two course sequence in probability and statistics or equivalent.
The purpose of this class is to learn basic statistical methods through the use of linear model theory and regression. Particular topics covered include one- and two-sample t-tests, multiple linear regression, analysis of variance, regression diagnostics, model-buiding techniques, random effects models, and mixed models. The emphasis will be to understand and apply the methods presented, and develop a feel for how problems in data analysis can be viewed in several different ways. In all cases the emphasis will be on understanding the techniques, rather than deriving their theoretical properties. The student will be expected to apply the techniques on weekly homework assignments, a midterm project, and a final project.