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06syll - STA 6127 Statistical Methods in Social Research 2...

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STA 6127 Statistical Methods in Social Research 2 Spring 2006 Instructor Bhramar Mukherjee 226 Griffin-Floyd Hall Website: http://www.stat.ufl.edu/ mukherjee Office Hours: 2:00-3:00 p.m. Tuesday Phone: 392-1941, Ext 241 2:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday e-mail: [email protected] or by appointment Teaching Assistant: Li Zhang, Griffin Floyd 115C, Phone 392-1941, ext 215, e-mail:[email protected] Office hours: MWF Period 4. Course web page: www.stat.ufl.edu/ mukherjee/stat6127/ Text: Alan Agresti and Barbara Finlay, Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences (3rd ed), Prentice Hall, 1997. Course Objectives: This course applies statistical methods developed in STA 6126 to model building in multi-variable problems. The main topics studied are advanced multiple regression (for quantitative responses and predictors), analysis of variance and covariance (for quantitative responses with at least some qualitative predictors), and logistic regression (for qualitative responses). Course Policies A student’s grade for the semester is determined from scores in two in-class mid-term examinations (20% each), a final examination (25%) a final project (15%, described later in detail) and homework assignments (20%). Tentative Exam Dates Exam 1 February 21/23, in class Exam 2 March 28/30, in class Final Exam TBA. Computer Software Periodic use of statistical software will be needed for the course. You are welcome to use whatever software you or your department prefer. Most of the examples provided in class will use SPSS.
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