University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Spring 2018

Subject: Statistics

STAT 051 - QR: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 high school algebra. No credit for Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors in the mathematical and engineering sciences.

STAT 087 - QR: Intro to Data Science

Basic techniques of data harvesting and cleaning; association rules, classification and clustering; analyze, manipulate, and visualize data using programming languages. Basic principles of probability and statistical modeling/inference to make meaning out of large datasets. Cross-listed with: CS 087.

STAT 111 - QR: Elements of Statistics

Basic statistical concepts, methods, and applications, including correlation, regression, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra; Sophomore standing.

STAT 141 - QR: 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: Minimum Sophomore standing.

STAT 143 - QR: 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.

STAT 151 - QR: 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 or MATH 023.

STAT 183 - QR: 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. Prerequisite: STAT 141 or EC 170.

STAT 200 - QR: Med Biostat&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. Prerequisite: STAT 111, STAT 141, STAT 143, or STAT 211. Cross-listed with: BIOS 200.

STAT 201 - QR:Stat Computing&Data Anlysis

Fundamental data processing, code development, graphing and analysis using statistical software packages, including SAS and R. Analysis of data and interpretation of results. Prerequisite: STAT 111 with Instructor permission, or STAT 141 or STAT 211.

STAT 211 - QR: 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: Minimum Junior standing or STAT 141 or STAT 143 and Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: BIOS 211.

STAT 223 - QR:Appld Multivariate Analysis

Multivariate normal distribution. Inference for mean vectors and covariance matrices. Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA), discrimination and classification, principal components, factor and cluster analysis. Prerequisite: STAT 221, matrix algebra recommended. Cross-listed with: BIOS 223.

STAT 231 - QR: 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. Prerequisite: STAT 211; or STAT 211 and STAT 201.

STAT 261 - QR: 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. Prerequisite: STAT 251; or STAT 151 or STAT 153 with Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: BIOS 261.

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. Prerequisite: STAT 200 or STAT 201 or STAT 221 through STAT 237 or STAT 253; some statistical software experience; Instructor permission.

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.

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.

STAT 381 - Statistical Research

Methodologic or data analytic research culminating in oral and written reports to the faculty. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

STAT 387 - Data Science II

Advanced data analysis, collection, and filtering. Statistical modeling, monte carlo statistical methods, and in particular Bayesian data analysis, including necessary probabilistic background material. A practical focus on real datasets and developing good habits for rigorous and reproducible computational science. Prerequisite: STAT 287 or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: CS 387.