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STA 7249 Generalized Linear Models Spring, 2010 Section 7523 Course Information Time: Tues 8:30 – 10:25 a.m. (per. 2–3) Thur 9:35 – 10:25 a.m. (per. 3) Location: 230 FLO (Griffin-Floyd Hall) Instructor: Dr. Brett Presnell Office: 220 FLO E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: See instructor’s web page. Phone: 273-2989 Web Page: http://www.stat.ufl.edu/ ~ presnell/ Text: P. McCullagh and J. A. Nelder, Generalized Linear Models, Second Edition . Chap- man & Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, 1989. Prerequisites: STA 6327 and STA 6208, or permission of instructor. Course Content and Objectives This course will focus on the theory and application of generalized linear models and re- lated statistical topics. Questions on this material appear on the PhD qualifying exam in statistics. Generalized linear models (GLMs) are a broad family of statistical models. In a GLM, the response variable has a distribution in an exponential dispersion family and the mean response is related to covariates through a link function and a linear predictor. GLMs allow
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