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STAT 2132 Sample Syllabus

STAT 2132:  Applied Statistical Methods II
Spring, 2010

Course Info.:             Monday & Wednesday, 3:00 - 4:15pm
                                Cathedral of Learning 302
                                Material on Courseweb:

Required Text:           Applied Linear Statistical Models, 5th Ed.
                                     -Kutner, Nachtsheim, Neter & Li

Supplementary Texts: SAS for Linear Models, 4th Ed
                                     -Littell, Stroup, & Freund
                                 Generalized Linear Models, 2nd Ed.
                                     - McCullagh & Nelder
                                 Linear Mixed Models for Longitudinal Data
                                     - Verbeke & Molenberghs

Instructor:                  Rob Krafty
                                 Office: Cathedral of Learning 2702
                                 Office Hrs: Wednesday, 2:00-3:00pm

Grader:                      Ms. Shuangyan Xiong

Course Outline
This course is the second semester of a two semester sequence in applied statistics. It explores popular statistical methodologies with the goal of understanding how to choose, apply, and interpret appropriate statistical designs and analyzes for practical problems. This second semester will follow Chapters 13-29 of Kutner, Nachtsheim, Netter & Li and cover topics such as generalized linear models (GLM), design and analysis of single-factor and multi-factor studies, random and mixed e ects models, nested designs, and repeated measures.  The appropriate sections of Littell, Stroup, & Freund will be used as a guide to data analysis in SAS. The texts will be supplemented by course notes and other material to emphasize particular topics of interest.

The final grade will be computed from homework (30%), the midterm (35%), and the fi nal (35%).

  • Homework: Homework assignments will be assigned weekly and are due one week after they are assigned unless otherwise stated. They consist of problems from the text, supplemental problems, and real case studies.
  • Midterm: There will be one open book midterm. The date for the midterm will be announced at least two weeks before it is given.
  • Final: The fi nal will be given during the last class (Monday, April 26th) and will be open book.

Accommodations for Disabilities
If you have a disability for which you are or may be requesting an accommodation, you are encouraged to contact both your instructor and Disability Resources and Services, 216
William Pitt Union, (412) 648-7890 or (412) 383-7355 (TTY), as early as possible in the term. DRS will verity your disability and determine reasonable accommodations for this course.

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