The goals of this course are to introduce regression analysis for continuous and discrete data. Topics include simple and multiple linear regressions, inferences for regression coefficients, confounding and interaction, regression diagnostics, logistic regressions, Poisson regressions, and generalized linear models.
The course consists of lectures and laboratory sessions. The lectures are given on Tuesday 9:00-11:00. The lectures will primarily review and reinforce major issues. There is a laboratory session on Tuesday 11:10-12:00. The laboratory exercise will be distributed prior to each class, and students are expected to read each lab exercise at home. Each student will be assigned to a lab group and discuss the exercise with group members in the lab. At the end of the lab, there will be a seminar-type discussion. Each group is required to hand in a write-up of laboratory problems.
The course uses the R software for statistical computing. Students are expected to be familiar with the usage of the software.
- Handouts corresponding to each lecture will be available on the course website before each class.
- The required textbooks for this course are ： Montgomery, D.C., Peck, E.A., Vining, G.G. (2012). Introduction to Linear Regression Analysis (5th Edition). Wiley. (ILRA)