 Course Topics  Introduction to Linear Models

Topics:

- Simple Linear Regression Examples
- Assumptions for Linear Models
- Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) estimators
- R2
- Residuals Transformations Inference in Linear Regression

Topics:

-Inferences concerning intercept and slope
-Confidence intervals for intercept and slope
-Prediction intervals for E(Y)
-Regression through the Origin
-ANOVA Approach to regression
-F-distribution

• Voting Fraud in an Election
A Casebook for a First Course in Statistics and Data Analysis, Chatterjee, Handcock and Simonoff, p.213.

• Plastic Hardness
Applied Linear Statistical Models, Neter, Kutner, Nachtsheim and Wasserman, p.39, CH01PR22.DAT.

Many of the previous data sets can also be used here. Regression Diagnostics

Topics:

- Outliers
- Influential points
- Graphical diagnostics
- Remedies
- Weighted Least Squares Regression in Matrix Notation Multiple Regression

Topics:

- Why multiple regression?
- Examples
- Assumptions
- Visual representation
- Estimation
- Fundamental Equation of Regression Analysis
- ANOVA approach to Multiple regression
- Regression diagnostics
- Marginal effects of covariates (Extra sums of squares)
- Pooled tests of significance
- Uncorrelated Predictors
- Multicollinearity
- Confounding Qualitative Predictor Variables

Topics:

- Categorical Variable (2 levels)
- Categorical Variable (3 levels)
- Mixture of Continuous and Categorical Variables
- Two Qualitative Predictors
- Two Qualitative and One Continuous Predictor
Determinants of Plasma Carotene and Retinol Model Building Strategies

Topics:

- Data Collection and Preparation
- Reduction of Covariates
- Model Refinement
- Model Validation
Determinants of Wages from the Current Population Survey
This sample write-up is an example of the type of scientific writing that is expected. Single Factor Analysis of Variance

Topics:

- Definitions
- Regression versus ANOVA Analysis of Covariance Two Factor Analysis of Variance

Topics:

- Why two factor ANOVA?

• Forced Expiratory Volumes
Applied Regression Analysis and Other Multivariable Methods, Kleinbaum & Kupper, p.323.

• Stress Reduction
Applied Regression Analysis and Other Multivariable Methods, Kleinbaum & Kupper, p.344.

• Average Patient Waiting Time
Applied Regression Analysis and Other Multivariable Methods, Kleinbaum & Kupper, p.346. Interactions

Topics:

- Concepts
- Parametrization
- Interaction between qualitative and quantitative covariates,
- Interaction between 2 qualitative covariates
- Testing specific hypotheses

• Hay Fever Relief
Applied Linear Statistical Models, Neter, Kutner, Nachtsheim and Wasserman, p.841, CH19PR14.DAT.

• Tool Life
Applied Linear Regression, Weisberg, p.191.

• Forced Expiratory Volumes
Applied Regression Analysis and Other Multivariable Methods, Kleinbaum & Kupper, p.323.

• Salary Survey Data
Regression Analysis By Example, Chatterjee and Price, p.97. Experimental Studies

Topics:

- Clinical Trials
- Randomization
- Sample size and Power Complex Data Sets

These data sets are more complex than the ones used for weekly assignments. They were used for the two projects given at midterm and for the final take-home exam. Students were required to assimilate all the material covered in the course and to make various decisions affecting the course of the analysis, such as which covariates to drop, which to transform, which hypotheses to test. Decisions made early in the analysis could lead to very different final models. The students needed to remain aware of their aims and to determine whether the final model achieved these aims and led to a meaningful interpretation.  Syllabus |  Data Sources | Examples |