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STA3002 Multivariable Statistical Analysis  10 stp
The course is administrated by
Faculty of Science and Technology
Type of course
The course is mandatory in the study program Statistics  master. It may be taken independent of study program upon approval of the Department of mathematics and statistics.
Course contents
The course builds on STA2002 Theoretical Statistics and gives a thorough introduction to the multivariate normal distribution, as well as estimation of its parameters. The rest of the course gives a presentation of various areas in multivariable statistical analysis, such as the classification problem, testing of general linear hypotheses, principal component analysis, canonical correlation and factor analysis.
Application deadline
Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.
Admission requirements
Bachelor of science degree in statistics/mathematics or equal. Recommended prerequsites is STA2002 Theoretical Statistics. Application code is 9371.
Objective of the course
The student shall
 obtain a thorough introduction to the multivariate normal distribution, as well as estimation of its parameters.
 obtain solid understanding of various areas in multivariable statistical analysis, such as the classification problem, testing of general linear hypotheses, principal component analysis, factor analysis and various regression techniques.
 be able to use these concepts to solve concrete problems.
Language of instruction
The language of instruction and the syllabus is English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.
Teaching methods
Lectures: 40 h
Coursework: 30 h
Coursework: 30 h
Assessment
One oral exam counting 100%. Assessment scale: Letter grades AF.
Coursework requirements
A passing grade is required on the mandatory homework sets for permission to take the exam.
Course overlap
STA8002 Multivariable Statistical Analysis 10 stp
Recommended reading/syllabus
Available on request
Lectures Autumn 2015 First attendance: Tue 18th Aug, 12:15, U.rom 1, Realfagbygget 

Lectures 
aman. Edvin Laukvik Bredrup 
Coursework 
aman. Edvin Laukvik Bredrup 