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SCP4063744, A.A. 2016/17

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
SS1736, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination STATISTICAL MODELS 2
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Statistical Sciences
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge ALESSANDRA SALVAN SECS-S/01
Other lecturers NICOLA SARTORI SECS-S/01

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines SECS-S/01 Statistics 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Laboratory 2.0 16 34.0 2
Lecture 7.0 48 127.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/10/2016
End of activities 20/01/2017
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 Commissione a.a.2017/18 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 SALVAN ALESSANDRA (Presidente)
MENARDI GIOVANNA (Membro Effettivo)
SARTORI NICOLA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Calculus
Introduction to Probability
Linear Algebra
Statistics 1 and 2
Statistical Models 1
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to expand the knowledge of regression models, in particular introducing the students to the theory and applications of generalized linear models. These include models for continuous, binary, categorical, count data. The course also provides the tools necessary for data analysis usig generalized linear models, using the statistical software R.
Examination methods: Written exam in computer lab (answer to some exam questions will require the use of the software R).
Assessment criteria: Student’s assessment will consider how the topics presented are mastered in problems and applications.
Course unit contents: Generalized linear models (GLM)
- Exponetial families, exponential dispersion families and GLM's: models, moments, link function, likelihood.
- Inference on the parameters of a GLM (point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing).
- Model adequacy: deviance and residuals.
- Notable examples: binomial, Poisson and gamma regression.
- Overdispersion and quasi-likelihood.
- Contingency tables and log-linear models.
- Multinomial models for nominal and ordinal responses.
- Introduction to modeling correlated responses.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures and Computer Labs classes.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Teaching material will be available on the course website.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Agresti, A., Foundations of Linear and Generalized Linear Models. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons Inc, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Dobson, A. and Barnett, A., An Introduction to Generalized Linear Models, Third Edition. Boca Raton, FL: Chapman and Hall/CRC, 2008.
  • Madsen, H. and Thyregod, P., Introduction to General and Generalized Linear Models. Boca Raton, FL: Chapman and Hall/CRC, 2010.
  • Azzalini, A., Inferenza Statistica: una Presentazione basata sul Concetto di Verosimiglianza. Milano: Springer-Italia, 2001. Capitolo 6 (in English: Azzalini, A. (1996). Statistical Inference, based on the Likelihood. Chapman and Hall, Chapter 6) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Pace, L., Salvan, A., Introduzione alla Statistica - II. Inferenza, Verosimiglianza, Modelli. Padova: Cedam, 2001. Capitoli 8 e 10 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Bortot, P., Ventura, L., Salvan, A., Inferenza Statistica: Applicazioni con S-Plus e R. Padova: Cedam, 2000. Capitolo 5 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Pace, L., Salvan, A., Teoria della Statistica: Metodi, Modelli, Approssimazioni Asintotiche. Padova: Cedam, 1996. Capitolo 6 (in English: Pace, L., Salvan, A. (1997). Principles of Statistical Inference. World Scientific, Singapore, Chapter 6) Cerca nel catalogo