• Application Deadline
  • 8 months
    Duration
The Linear Statistical Modelling programme offered by The Open University UK covers statistical modelling where a response variable depends on one or several explanatory variables: such as how well patients respond to a treatment, given their age and disease severity; or how different strains of wheat compare when grown in various conditions.  
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Overview

Taking a practical approach, you’ll use real problems and data to stimulate analyses and their interpretation. Statistical tools are introduced, and use of the statistical software package, GenStat (supplied) is taught. You need a reasonable understanding of basic statistical ideas, as developed by Analysing data. 

By studying the Linear Statistical Modelling programme is offered by The Open University UK , you’ll learn to use the most important methods of analysing data – a skill that too few people have.

What you will study

This module is about the statistical modelling of situations in which a response variable depends on at least one explanatory variable. It offers a practical treatment of an important area of statistical methodology, applicable in a wide variety of situations. For example, it enables us to deal with questions such as how cavity wall insulation will affect the total energy consumption of a house; or how the probability of a successful bone marrow transplant is influenced by the ages of the donor and recipient, and other factors; or how loss due to abrasion might depend on the hardness and tensile strength of samples of rubber.

Linear statistical modelling uses real problems and data to stimulate analyses and their interpretation. Technical background is not ignored, but the main emphasis is on the knowledge needed to analyse data effectively.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 8 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

  • The module begins with a general introductory unit, including a review of the general statistical methods and concepts that will be used later. The next unit gives a complete introduction to using the statistics package Genstat for Windows (which is supplied). We then move on to the basic linear regression model, extensions of which are the core of this module.
  • Subsequent units introduce a wide variety of linear statistical modelling tools: one-way analysis of variance, multiple regression, more general analysis of variance and designed experiments. All these are widely applicable cases of the normal linear model.
  • Further units develop linear modelling in the more general framework of the generalised linear model: binary regression; the full generalised linear model; diagnostic checking; and log-linear modelling.
  • A closing unit applies the methods you have learnt to the analysis of further data sets.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • There is no formal pre-requisite study, but you must have the required mathematical and statistical skills.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1548 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1548 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1548 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1548 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
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Funding

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