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STATS 4C03/6C03, Fall 2018

GENERALIZED LINEAR MODELS

While the normal linear regression model has been studied in many courses (most prominently in STATS 3A03), there are many statistical datasets where the distribution of the response variable is non-normal. For instance, the distribution of counts is more likely to be binomial or Poisson, while the distribution  of failure times for products or survival times of patients with a certain condition is more likely to be gamma or lognormal. The regression models appropriate to these situations are called  generalized linear models. The model structures, including, will be presented along with the properties and estimation methods. Extensive use of R will be made to fit the models to a variety of datasets. The course prerequisites are STATS 3A03 and STATS 3D03.

INSTRUCTOR:  B. Bolker

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Outline and Schedule

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3 Units
Normal linear model, exponential family, iteratively-reweighted least squares, logistic regression, Poisson regression and log-linear models, other families of GLM’s, analysis of deviance and model checking, residual analysis.
Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): STATS 3A03 and STATS 3D03

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McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

Department of Mathematics & Statistics
McMaster University

Hamilton Hall, Room 218
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.27034
Undergrad Email Inquiries:
undergrad@math.mcmaster.ca