Advanced Statistical Modelling
Faculteit  Science and Engineering 
Jaar  2020/21 
Vakcode  WMCC00505 
Vaknaam  Advanced Statistical Modelling 
Niveau(s)  master 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester I b 
ECTS  5 
Rooster  rooster.rug.nl 
Uitgebreide vaknaam  Advanced Statistical Modelling  
Leerdoelen  At the end of this course, the student is able to:  summarize the relation between one or more predictors and a measurement from a given dataset using descriptive statistics and/or visualizations in R.  choose the most appropriate method for analysing a given data set or research question from the statistical techniques covered in the course, and explain why.  apply the regression analyses that are discussed in the course to a given dataset using R.  interpret the outcome of a statistical analysis and present the results using visualisations in R and/or words.  critically evaluate and discuss a statistical model in terms of the method's assumptions and the model's fit to the data.  reflect on the validity and reliability of the conclusions that can be drawn from the outcome of a statistical analysis. 

Omschrijving  The aim of this course is that students are able to analyze experimental data, and to draw conclusions about the relation between the recorded measures (dependent variable) and the factors of interest (e.g., predictors capturing the experimental design). We will focus on regression techniques that are commonly used in the field of cognitive science, such as mixedeffects modeling and generalized additive modeling. The course consists of lectures in which the central ideas behind the statistical analysis and regression techniques will be explained, and lab sessions in which students can practice the analysis process (i.e., data visualization, analysis, model criticism, and interpretation) on various real data sets. These lab sessions will make use of the free software environment R for statistical computing.  
Uren per week  4  
Onderwijsvorm  Bijeenkomst (S), Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM)  
Toetsvorm 
Opdracht (AST), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(3 assignments, each worth 10%, and a written exam worth 70%. Students will need at least a 5.5 on the combination of these parts to pass the course.) 

Vaksoort  master  
Coördinator  dr. J.C. van RijTange  
Docent(en)  dr. J.C. van RijTange  
Entreevoorwaarden  Mandatory: No prior knowledge is assumed. Please note that the student is expect to have a relevant BSc degree. Advised: Participants in the course should have completed a basic course in statistics (e.g. Statistics for AI/CS), covering topics such as descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing (e.g., ttest, linear regression), and the basics of the R programming language. 

Opmerkingen  This course was registered last year with course code WMAI18001  
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