Directed Studies III

Description

This course provides an in depth study of a topic in Statistics at an advanced level. The topic is individually chosen to suit the student's background and aspirations, and will be offered either as a lecture course or as a reading course under the direction of a member of the academic staff. Each student's topic must be approved by the Honours program convenor.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the content and context of an advanced statistical topic;

2. Apply advanced statistical problem solving skills

3. Use sophisticated statistical communication skills in the presentation of statistical arguments.

Content

In this course students will be required to complete a single topic of study drawn from an area of statistics such as categorical data analysis, Bayesian analysis, multivariate statistics, time series analysis, bioinformatics, biostatistics, statistical process control & surveys and experimental design, environmental and ecological statistics and climate change research methods.

The topics on offer in any given year will be determined by staff availability and student interest.

A topic will only be offered once in any calendar year.

Assumed Knowledge

A strong background in 3000/4000 level courses relevant to the topic.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Assignments

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact Hours

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Instruction will be by either lecture or individual supervision of a reading course.