Multivariate statistical distributions: Moments of a distribution, moment generating functions, independence. Multivariate normal distribution: Conditional distributions, partial and multiple correlations. Multinomial and multivariate Poisson distributions: Asymptotic normality and estimation of parameters. Distribution of quadratic forms in normal variables. Multivariate normal samples: Estimation of the mean vector and covariance matrix, estimation of correlation coefficients, distribution of the sample mean, sample covariance matrix and sample correlation coefficients. The linear model: Models of full rank, least squares estimators, test of hypotheses.The generalised linear model: Exponential family mean and variance, kink functions,deviance and residual analysis, test statistices, log- linear and logit models. Practical applications: Practical statistical modelling and analysis using statistical computer packages and interpretation of the output.
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
WST 211, WST 221, WTW 211 GS and WTW 218 GS
1 practical per week, 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition
Module is presented in English
Period of presentation
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