Courses of Study 2019-2020 
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Courses of Study 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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STSCI 4030 - Linear Models with Matrices

(crosslisted) BTRY 4030    
Fall. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: STSCI 2150  or STSCI 2200 /BTRY 3010  or equivalent, BTRY 3080  or equivalent, MATH 1920  or MATH 2130  or equivalent, MATH 2210  or equivalent, STSCI 3200 /BTRY 3020  or BTRY 6020 . Co-meets with STSCI 5030 .


The focus of this course is the theory and application of the general linear model expressed in its matrix form. Topics will include: least squares estimation, multiple linear regression, coding for categorical predictors, residual diagnostics, anova decomposition, polynomial regression, model selection techniques, random effects and mixed models, maximum likelihood estimation and distributional theory assuming normal errors. Homework assignments will involve computation using the R statistical package.

Outcome 1: Students will be able to discuss the mathematical foundations of linear statistical models using matrix algebra.

Outcome 2: Students will be able to use diagnostic measures to assess the validity of a given statistical model.

Outcome 3: Students will be able to analyze data involving both fixed and random factors.

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