Undergraduate Course: Likelihood (MATH10004)
|School||School of Mathematics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Core course for Honours Degrees involving Statistics; optional course for Honours degrees involving Mathematics. There are two lectures each week, and a workshop each fortnight
The course involves likelihood based statistical theory. The course covers both theoretical aspects of likelihood theory, as well as practical applications of the approaches.
Likelihood function and exponential family.
Likelihood based inference, score, Wald and likelihood ratio tests, and related confidence regions.
Maximum likelihood, iterative estimation and Fisher's method of scoring.
Generalized linear models, estimation, analysis of deviance, residuals, log linear and logistic linear models.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Coursework 5%, Examination 95%
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Likelihood (MATH10004) ||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Familiarity with likelihood based inference.
- Ability to apply likelihood methods to derive estimates, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests.
- Familiarity with examples of generalized linear models, including Poisson regression and logistic regression.
- Ability to use R for statistical modelling and data analysis.
- Ability to analyse data and interpret results of statistical analyses.
|Course organiser||Dr Bruce Worton
Tel: (0131 6)50 4884
|Course secretary||Mr Thomas Robinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 4885
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