University of Guelph 1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar

XII--Course Descriptions


Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Suggested initial course sequences:

  1. For students interested in applied statistics a minimal course sequence is: (STAT*2040 or STAT*2100), STAT*2050, STAT*3210, STAT*3240, STAT*3320.
  2. Credit may be obtained in only 1 of STAT*2050 or STAT*2090 and only 1 of STAT*2040, STAT*2060, STAT*2080, STAT*2100, STAT*2120.
  3. Graduate students may be admitted to later parts of a sequence by permission of the department.
  4. Students who major or minor in Statistics may not receive credit for the following courses unless taken to satisfy the requirements of another program: AGEC*3060, ECON*2740, PSYC*2010, PSYC*3320, SOC*3120.

STAT*2040 Statistics I S,F,W(3-2) [0.50]

A course stressing the practical methods of Statistics. Topics include: descriptive statistics; univariate models such as binomial, Poisson, uniform and normal; central limit theorem; expected value; the t, F and chi-square models; point and interval estimation; hypothesis testing methods up to two-sample data; simple regression and correlation; ANOVA for CRD and RCBD. Assignments will deal with real data from the natural sciences.

Prerequisites: OAC calculus or equivalent
Exclusions: STAT*1000, STAT*2060, STAT*2080, STAT*2100, STAT*2120

STAT*2050 Statistics II S,F,W(3-2) [0.50]

The methods of STAT*2040 are extended to the multi-sample cases. Methods include: simple and multiple regression analysis including ANOVA and lack-of-fit; experimental design including analysis for CRD, RCBD, LSD, SPD and factorial experiments with interaction; ANCOVA; Bioassay. Assignments employing data from the natural sciences will be processed in the microcomputer laboratory.

Prerequisites: STAT*2040 or STAT*2100 (or equivalent)
Exclusions: STAT*2090

STAT*2060 Statistics for Business Decisions W(3-2) [0.50]

A course designed for students interested in the application of statistics in a business setting. Topics covered will include the role of statistics in business decisions, organization of data, frequency distributions, probability, normal and sampling distributions, hypothesis tests, linear regression and an introduction to time series, quality control and operations research. (Also offered through distance education format.)

Prerequisites: 1 OAC (or equivalent) mathematics or 0.50 credit in mathematics
Exclusions: STAT*1000, STAT*2040, STAT*2080, STAT*2100, STAT*2120

STAT*2080 Introductory Applied Statistics I F(3-2) [0.50]

Frequency distributions, graphing and tabulation of data. Measures of central tendency, variability and association. Elementary probability. Hypothesis testing and confidence intervals. Basic concepts of experimental design; treatment designs. Analysis of variance for simple and complex experiments. (Recommended only for students in the B.A.Sc. program.)

Prerequisites: 1 OAC (or equivalent) mathematics or 0.50 credit in mathematics
Exclusions: STAT*1000, STAT*2040, STAT*2060, STAT*2100, STAT*2120

STAT*2090 Introductory Applied Statistics II W(3-2) [0.50]

Design of sample surveys. Analysis of qualitative data. Simple linear regression and correlation. Multiple regression and analysis of covariance. Some non-parametric methods. Survey of special topics such as factor analysis and cluster analysis.

Prerequisites: STAT*2080
Exclusions: STAT*2050

STAT*2100 Introductory Probability and Statistics F(3-2) [0.50]

Basic probability; Discrete random variables, examples (e.g. Bernoulli, binomial, geometric), expected values, variances; Markov chains and their properties; Continuous random variables (e.g Gaussian); Methods of elementary data summarizations, analysis and statistical inference (estimation, testing, regression, correlation, and related distributions). Laboratory work will include basic experimentation with sampling and with statistical computer packages.

Prerequisites: 1 of MATH*1010, MATH*1210, MATH*2080, IPS*1210
Corequisites: (MATH*2150 or MATH*2160)
Exclusions: STAT*2040, STAT*2060, STAT*2080, STAT*2120

STAT*2120 Probability and Statistics for Engineers W(3-1) [0.50]

Sample spaces. Probability, conditional probability, independence. Bayes' theorem. Probability distributions. Probability densities. Algebra of expected values. Descriptive statistics. Inferences concerning means, variances, and proportions. Curve fitting, the method of least squares, correlation. Introduction to quality control and reliability. Recommended especially for students in the B.Sc.(Eng.) program.

Prerequisites: 1 of MATH*1010, MATH*1210, MATH*2080, IPS*1210
Exclusions: STAT*1000, STAT*2040, STAT*2060, STAT*2080, STAT*2100

STAT*3100 Introductory Mathematical Statistics I F(3-0) [0.50]

Probability spaces; discrete and continuous random variables; multivariate distributions; expectations; moments, Chebyshev's inequality, product moments; sums of random variables, generating functions; Gamma, Beta, t and F distributions; central limit theorem; sampling distributions.

Prerequisites: (MATH*1210 or IPS*1210), (STAT*2040 or STAT*2100)

STAT*3110 Introductory Mathematical Statistics II W(3-0) [0.50]

Estimation, unbiasedness, Cramer-Rao inequality, consistency, sufficiency, method of moments, maximum likelihood estimation; hypothesis testing, Neyman-Pearson lemma, likelihood ratio test, uniformly most powerful test; linear regression and correlation; non-parametric methods.

Prerequisites: STAT*3100

STAT*3210 Experimental Design W(3-0) [0.50]

Basic principles of design: randomization, replication, and local control (blocking); RCBD, Latin square and crossover designs, incomplete block designs, factorial and split-plot experiments, confounding and fractional factorial designs, response surface methodology; general linear model computer analysis of the designs; nonparametric methods; Taguchi philosophy.

Prerequisites: STAT*3100, STAT*3240
Formerly: STAT*4220

STAT*3240 Applied Regression Analysis F(3-2) [0.50]

Theory and applications of regression techniques; linear, non-linear and multiple regression and correlation; analysis of residuals; other statistical techniques including: response surfaces and covariance analysis, prediction and time-series analysis. The computer lab involves interactive data analysis and investigation of the methodology using SAS/S-PLUS statistical software.

Prerequisites: (MATH*1210 or IPS*1210), MATH*2150 (may be taken concurrently or with instructor permission), (STAT*2050 or STAT*2100)

STAT*3320 Sampling Theory with Applications W(3-0 [0.50]

Non-probability and probability sampling. Simple random sampling, stratified sampling, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, double sampling, two-phase sampling, multi-stage cluster sampling. Estimation procedures and applications of above techniques.

Prerequisites: (MATH*1210 or IPS*1210), (1 of STAT*2050, STAT*3240, STAT*3100)

STAT*3510 Environmental Risk Assessment W(3-0) [0.50]

Contemporary statistical methods for assessing risk, including dose-response models, survival analysis, relative risk analysis, bioassay, estimating methods for zero risk, trend analysis, association risks. Case studies illustrate the methods.

Prerequisites: (1 of MATH*1000, MATH*1080, MATH*1200, IPS*1110), (STAT*2050 or STAT*2100 or equivalent)

STAT*4050 Topics in Applied Statistics I W(3-0) [0.50]

Topics such as statistical computing procedures, quality control, bioassay, and introductory stochastic processes. Intended for statistics students and interested students in other disciplines with appropriate previous courses in statistics. Information on particular offerings will be available at the beginning of each academic year. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: STAT*3110, STAT*3240

STAT*4060 Topics in Applied Statistics II W(3-0) [0.50]

Same as for STAT*4050. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: STAT*3110, STAT*3240

STAT*4080 Data Analysis F(3-2) [0.50]

Principles of statistical modelling; the likelihood function; model fitting; model choice; analysis of non-normal data; generalized linear models; binomial regression models; regression models for counts; Poisson and multinomial data; overdispersion. Statistical modelling and analysis using appropriate software (eg. Splus and/or SAS) in the computing lab.

Prerequisites: (MATH*2150 or MATH*2160), STAT*3110, STAT*3240

STAT*4340 Statistical Inference W(3-0) [0.50]

This course on methods of statistical inference reviews and extends the theory of estimation introducted in STAT*3110: interval estimation tests for simple and composite hypotheses, likelihood ratio tests. Recent likelihood concepts as well as classical large sample theory, asymptotics and approximations and their applications are covered. this material is directly relevant to current research and applications in areas as diverse as survival analysis, nonparametric regression and environmetrics. Specialized topis such as EM algorithm, martingales, etc. may be introduced as needed for current departmental research.

Prerequisites: STAT*3110, STAT*3240

STAT*4350 Applied Multivariate Statistical Methods F(3-0) [0.50]

Samplings from the multivariate normal distribution, Wishart and Hotelling's Tē distribution statistical inference on the mean vector, canonical correlations, multivariate analysis of variance and covariance, multivariate regression, principal components analysis, factor analysis. Topics will be illustrated using examples from various disciplines.

Prerequisites: (MATH*2150 or MATH*2160), STAT*3110, STAT*3240

STAT*4360 Applied Time Series Analysis W(3-2) [0.50]

Trend, serial dependence and stationarity, simple descriptive methods; stationary, autoregressive and moving average processes; nonstationary time series; model identification, estimation, and forecasting; Bivariate Time Series.

Prerequisites: STAT*3240

STAT*4510 Advanced Risk Analysis F(3-0) [0.50]

Measures of risk, 2x2 tables, combining 2x2 tables, trend tests, combination and time dependent bioassays, joint action toxicity models, teratology and estimation of survival functions. Extensive use will be made of SAS and S-plus. Course is based on real data in risk analysis.

Prerequisites: STAT*3110, STAT*3240, STAT*3510

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