79296 - Advanced Analysis of Data

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Academic Year 2020/2021

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course the student will develop advanced expertise in formulating and implementing statistical approaches to practical problems in a wide variety of subject areas. To integrate material covered in various lecture courses with skills developed through practical work in order to solve real-world problems. By the end of this course students will be able to: - formulate questions of interest and identify relevant informal and formal statistical methodology for a wide variety of practical contexts; - implement the various stages of advanced statistical analysis appropriately in R; - interpret the output of R procedures; - critically collate results and conclusions; - present the main results and conclusions in the form of concise summaries; - present results of analyses in the form of written reports; - critically assess published applications of statistical analysis; - work independently on practical data analysis problems.

Course contents

The course will confront the student with a number of case studies covering different areas such as missing values, regression and related methods, time series and modelling, analysis of ordinal and categorical data.


To be posted on Insegnamenti Online/Moodle.

Teaching methods

In-class lectures, lab work, student presentations and discussions

Assessment methods

The course will be assessed by student reports and presentations on the case study. Students who cannot give a presentation during the course will be examined orally on flexible individually agreed dates, additionally to having to prepare the reports.

Teaching tools

Supporting material to be posted on Insegnamenti Online/Moodle.

Office hours

See the website of Christian Martin Hennig