University of Vermont

2012-2013 Catalogue

Courses in Statistics (STAT)

STAT 051 - Probability With Statistics
Introduction to probabilistic and statistical reasoning, including probability distribution models and applications to current scientific/social issues. Roles of probability, study design, and exploratory/confirmatory data analysis. Prerequisite: Two years H.S. algebra. No credit for Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors in the mathematical and engineering sciences.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 095 - Special Topics
Lectures, reports, and directed readings at an introductory level. Prerequisite: As listed in course schedule.
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
STAT 111 - Elements of Statistics
Basic statistical concepts, methods, and applications, including correlation, regression, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. Prerequisite: Two years of high school algebra; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 140 - Natural Resource Biostatistics
Cross-listed with: NR 140.
Credits: 4.00
STAT 141 - Basic Statistical Methods
Foundational course for students taking further quantitative courses. Exploratory data analysis, probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing. Introductory regression, experimentation, contingency tables, and nonparametrics. Computer software used. Prerequisites: MATH 019 or MATH 021; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 143 - Statistics for Engineering
Data analysis, probability models, parameter estimation, hypothesis testing. Multi- factor experimental design and regression analysis. Quality control, SPC, reliability. Engineering cases and project. Statistical analysis software. Prerequisites: MATH 020 or MATH 022; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 151 - Applied Probability
Foundations of probability, conditioning, and independence. Business, computing, biological, engineering reliability, and quality control applications. Classical discrete and continuous models. Pseudo-random number generation. Prerequisites: MATH 020 or MATH 022.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 153 - Prob & Stat for Cmptr Sci
Foundations of probability, conditioning, independence, expectation and variance. Discrete and continuous probability distributions. Computer simulation examples. Introductory descriptive and inferential statistics. Simple regression analysis. Pre/co-requisite: MATH 020 or MATH 022.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 183 - Statistics for Business
Advanced quantitative methodologies for contemporary business scenarios. Analysis of variance, multiple regression, time series analysis, non-parametric methods, Bayesian statistics and decision analysis. Prerequisites: STAT 141 or EC 170.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 191 - Special Projects
Student-designed special project under supervision of a staff member culminating in a report. Prerequisite: Junior standing; permission of Program Director.
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
STAT 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
Lectures, reports, and directed readings. Prerequisite: As listed in course schedule.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
STAT 200 - Med Biostatistics&Epidemiology
Introductory design and analysis of medical studies. Epidemiological concepts, case-control and cohort studies. Clinical trials. Students evaluate statistical aspects of published health science studies. Prerequisites: STAT 111, STAT 141 or STAT 143; or STAT 211. Cross-listed with: BIOS 200.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 201 - Stat Analysis Via Computers
Intensive coverage of computer-based data processing and analysis using statistical packages, subroutine libraries, and user-supplied programs. Students analyze real data and prepare a comprehensive report. Prerequisites: STAT 111 with Instructor permission, or STAT 141. Co-requisite: STAT 211.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 211 - Statistical Methods I
Fundamental concepts for data analysis and experimental design. Descriptive and inferential statistics, including classical and nonparametric methods, regression, correlation, and analysis of variance. Statistical software. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Cross-listed with: BIOS 211.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 221 - Statistical Methods II
Cross-listed with: BIOS 221. Multiple regression and correlation. Basic experimental design. Analysis of variance (fixed, random, and mixed models). Analysis of covariance. Computer software usage. Prerequisites: STAT 141 or STAT 143, or STAT 211.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 223 - Applied Multivariate Analysis
Multivariate normal distribution. Inference for mean vectors and covariance matrices. Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA), discrimination and classification, principal components, factor analysis. Prerequisites: Any 200-level Statistics course; STAT 221 or STAT 225 recommended; matrix algebra recommended. Cross-listed with: BIOS 223.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 224 - Stats for Quality&Productivity
Statistical process control; Shewhart, cusum and other control charts; process capability studies. Total Quality Management. Acceptance, continuous, sequential sampling. Process design and improvement. Case studies. Prerequisites: STAT 141 or STAT 143, or STAT 211.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 225 - Applied Regression Analysis
Simple linear and multiple regression models; least squares estimates, correlation, prediction, forecasting. Problems of multicollinearity and influential data (outliers).
Credits: 3.00
STAT 227 - Adv Statistical Methods II
Cross-listed with: PSYC 341. Continuation of PSYC 340. In-depth study of the analysis of variance and multiple regression. Further study of analysis and interpretation of data from the behavioral sciences. Prerequisites: STAT 211 with computer experience or PSYC 340.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 229 - Survival Analysis
Probabilistic models and inference for time-to-event data. Censored data, life tables, Kaplan-Meier estimation, logrank tests, proportional hazards regression. Specialized applications (e.g. clinical trials, reliability). Prerequisites: Any 200-level Statistics course; one year of calculus. Cross-listed with: BIOS 229.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 231 - Experimental Design
Randomization, complete and incomplete blocks, cross-overs, Latin squares, covariance analysis, factorial experiments, confounding, fractional factorials, nesting, split plots, repeated measures, mixed models, response surface optimization. Prerequisites: STAT 211, STAT 221 recommended.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 233 - Survey Sampling
Design and data analysis for sample surveys. Simple random, stratified, systematic, cluster, multistage sampling. Practical issues in planning and conducting surveys. Prerequisites: STAT 211; or STAT 141 or STAT 143 with Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 235 - Categorical Data Analysis
Measures of association and inference for categorical and ordinal data in multiway contingency tables. Log linear and logistic regression models. Prerequisite: STAT 211. Cross-listed with: BIOS 235.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 237 - Nonparametric Statistical Mthd
Nonparametric and distribution free methods; categorical, ordinal, and quantitative data; confidence intervals; rank and chi-square hypothesis tests; computer-intensive procedures (bootstrap, exact tests). Prerequisite: STAT 211; or STAT 141 or STAT 143 with Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 241 - Statistical Inference
Introduction to statistical theory: related probability fundamentals, derivation of statistical principles, and methodology for parameter estimation and hypothesis testing. Prerequisites: STAT 151 or STAT 153 or STAT 251, STAT 141 or equivalent, MATH 121. Cross-listed with: BIOS 241.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 251 - Probability Theory
Distributions of random variables and functions of random variables. Expectations, stochastic independence, sampling and limiting distributions (central limit theorems). Concepts of random number generation. Prerequisites: MATH 121; STAT 151 or STAT 153 recommended. Cross-listed with: MATH 207, BIOS 251.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 252 - Appl Discr Stochas Proc Models
Markov chain models for biological, social, and behavioral systems models. Random walks, transition and steady-state probabilities, passage and recurrence times. Prerequisite: STAT 151, STAT 153, or STAT 251.
Credits: 1.00
STAT 253 - Appl Time Series & Forecasting
Autoregressive moving average (Box-Jenkins) models, autocorrelation, partial correlation, differencing for nonstationarity, computer modeling. Forecasting, seasonal or cyclic variation, transfer function and intervention analysis, spectral analysis. Prerequisites: STAT 211 or STAT 225; or STAT 141 or STAT 143 with Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: CSYS 253.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 256 - Neural Computation
Introduction to artificial neural networks, their computational capabilities and limitations, and the algorithms used to train them. Statistical capacity, convergence theorems, backpropagation, reinforcement learning, generalization. Prerequisites: MATH 124 or MATH 271, STAT 153 or equivalent, and computer programming. Cross-listed with: CS 256, CSYS 256.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 261 - Statistical Theory
Point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, and decision theory. Application of general statistical principles to areas such as nonparametric tests, sequential analysis, and linear models. Prerequisites: STAT 251 or either STAT 151 or STAT 153 with Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: BIOS 261.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 265 - Integrated Product Development
Project-based course focusing on the entire product life cycle. Team dynamics, process and product design, quality, materials, management, and environmentally-conscious manufacturing. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Cross-listed with: BSAD 293.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 281 - Statistics Practicum
Intensive experience in carrying out a complete statistical analysis for a research project in substantive area with close consultation with a project investigator. Prerequisites: Any one of STAT 200, STAT 201, STAT 221 through STAT 237, or STAT 253; Some statistical software experience preferred. No credit for Graduate students in Statistics or Biostatistics.
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
STAT 293 - Undergrad Honors Thesis
A program of reading, research, design, and analysis culminating in a written thesis and oral defense. Honors notation appears on transcript and Commencement Program. Contact Statistics Program Director for procedures.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
STAT 294 - Undergrad Honors Thesis
A program of reading, research, design, and analysis culminating in a written thesis and oral defense. Honors notation appears on transcript and Commencement Program. Contact Statistics Program Director for procedures.
Credits: 1.00 to 8.00
STAT 295 - Advanced Special Topics
For advanced students. Lectures, reports, and directed readings on advanced topics. Prerequisite: As listed in course schedule.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
STAT 308 - Applied Biostatistics
The rationale and application of biostatistical methods in the biological, health and life sciences with emphasis on interpreting and reporting results. sciences. Prerequisite: STAT 141 or equivalent. Cross-listed with: MPBP 308, BIOS 308.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 313 - Stat Analysis for Management
See BSAD 313.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 321 - Seminar in Advanced Statistics
Seminar presentations and discussions of statistical literature pertaining to the theoretical aspects of methods studied in STAT 221, STAT 223, STAT 224, STAT 225, and STAT 229, respectively. Corequisites: STAT 221 for STAT 321; STAT 223 for STAT 323; STAT 224 for STAT 324; STAT 225 or STAT 221 for STAT 325, STAT 229 for STAT 329. STAT 241 or STAT 261 recommended.
Credits: 1.00
STAT 323 - Seminar in Advanced Statistics
Seminar presentations and discussions of statistical literature pertaining to the theoretical aspects of methods studied in STAT 221, STAT 223, STAT 224, STAT 225, and STAT 229, respectively. Co-requisites: STAT 221 for STAT 321; STAT 223 for STAT 323; STAT 224 for STAT 324; STAT 225 or STAT 221 for STAT 325, STAT 229 for STAT 329. STAT 241 or STAT 261 recommended.
Credits: 1.00
STAT 324 - Seminar in Advanced Statistics
Seminar presentations and discussions of statistical literature pertaining to the theoretical aspects of methods studied in STAT 221, STAT 223, STAT 224, STAT 225, and STAT 229, respectively Co-requisites: STAT 221 for STAT 321; STAT 223 for STAT 323; STAT 224 for STAT 324; STAT 225 or STAT 221 for STAT 325, STAT 229 for STAT 329. STAT 241 or STAT 261 recommended.
Credits: 1.00
STAT 325 - Seminar in Advanced Statistics
Seminar presentations and discussions of statistical literature pertaining to the theoretical aspects of methods studied in STAT 221, STAT 223, STAT 224, STAT 225, and STAT 229, respectively. Co-requisites: STAT 221 for STAT 321; STAT 223 for STAT 323; STAT 224 for STAT 324; STAT 225 or STAT 221 for STAT 325, STAT 229 for STAT 329. STAT 241 or STAT 261 recommended.
Credits: 1.00
STAT 329 - Seminar in Advanced Statistics
Seminar presentations and discussions of statistical literature pertaining to the theoretical aspects of methods studied in STAT 221, STAT 223, STAT 224, STAT 225, and STAT 229, respectively. Co-requisite: STAT 221 for STAT 321; STAT 223 for STAT 323; STAT 224 for STAT 324; STAT 225 or STAT 221 for STAT 325, STAT 229 for STAT 329. STAT 241 or STAT 261 recommended.
Credits: 1.00
STAT 330 - Bayesian Statistics
Introduction to Bayesian inference. Posterior inference, predictive distributions, prior distribution selection. MCMC algorithms. Hierarchical models. Model checking and selection. Use of computer software. Pre/co-requisites: STAT 241 or STAT 251 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 350 - Advanced Methods in Biostat
Essential topics in modern biostatistics including epidemiology studies, clinical trials, statsitical genetics, issues involved in secondary data analysis of complex surveys. Prerequisite: STAT 261 & STAT 200 or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: BIOS 350.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 355 - Statisticl Pattern Recognition
Analysis of algorithms used for feature selection, density estimation, and pattern classification, including Bayes classifiers, maximum likelihood, nearest neighbors, kernels, discriminants, neural networks and clustering. Prerequsites: STAT 241 or STAT 251, or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: CS 355, CSYS 355.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 360 - Linear Models
Theory of linear models, least squares and maximum likelihood estimation, fixed, random and mixed models, variance component estimation, introduction to generalized linear models, bootstrapping. Prerequisites: STAT 261 and knowledge of matrix algebra or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 369 - Applied Geostatistics
Introduction to the theory of regionalized variables, geostatistics (kriging techniques): special topics in multivariate analysis; Applications to real data subject to spatial variation are emphasized. Pre/co-requisites: STAT 223 or STAT 225; CS 016/CE 011 or permission. Cross-listed with: CSYS 369.
Credits: 3.00
STAT 380 - Sem:Statistics & Biostatistics
Presentation and discussion of current topics, methodological research and applications in Statistics and Biostatistics by graduate students, faculty and guest speakers. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.
Credits: 0.50 to 1.00
STAT 381 - Statistical Research
Methodologic or data analytic research culminating in oral and written reports to the faculty. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission. Cross-listed with: BIOS 381.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
STAT 385 - Consulting Practicum
Supervised field work in statistical consulting. Experiences may include advising UVM faculty and students or clients in applied settings such as industry and government agencies. Prerequisites: Second year Graduate standing in Statistics or Biostatistics and permission of Statistics Program Director.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
STAT 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
STAT 395 - Advanced Special Topics
Lectures or directed readings on advanced and contemporary topics not presently included in other statistics courses. Prerequisites: As listed in course schedule. Cross-listed with: BIOS 395.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
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