MY454 Half Unit
Applied Statistical Computing using R
This information is for the 2015/16 session.
Dr Benjamin Lauderdale COL.8.10
This course is available on the MSc in Social Research Methods. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
The course is also available to research students, as MY554.
Students must have taken Applied Regression Analysis (MY452) or an equivalent intermediate regression course.
This course will cover basic statistical programming for social science research as well as several associated data analysis methods. Programming topics include basic programming, data structures, optimisation, and simulation. Applied statistical topics include nonparametric density estimation and regression, additive models, cross-validation, the bootstrap, and permutation/randomisation inference. Lectures, class exercises and homework will be based on the use of the R statistical software package but will assume no background knowledge of that language.
20 hours of lectures and 10 hours of computer workshops in the LT. 2 hours of lectures in the ST.
Students will be expected to produce 5 problem sets in the LT.
Each problem set is associated with a computer classes, and may be submitted for marking and feedback.
Keele, L. Semiparametric Regression for the Social Sciences
Matloff, N. The Art of R Programming
Shalizi, CR. Advanced Data Analysis from an Elementary Point of View.
Exam (50%, duration: 2 hours, reading time: 5 minutes) in the main exam period.
Coursework (50%) in the ST.
Total students 2014/15: Unavailable
Average class size 2014/15: Unavailable
Controlled access 2014/15: No
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills
- Application of numeracy skills
- Specialist skills