The theory of the most common tools for systematic planning of experiments and methods for the analysis of experimental results, is covered. ANOVA models are introduced as special cases of general linear models. Special emphasis is put on complete and fractional two level factorial designs. Response surface methods and their designs, and strategies for sequential design of experiments are included. Furthermore, more advanced models for the analysis of variance, with random and mixed effects are treated. Finally robust designs are introduced. In the later part of the course elementary linear and nonlinear regression analysis is addressed, including least square error and likelihood methods for estimating the parameters in the models. General Linear Models are introduced and methods for fitting, validating and testing in such models are discussed. Further, the fundamentals of one dimensional smoothing including splines and their use in construction of General Additive Models, are introduced. Some criteria for choosing such model parameters as well as practical aspects of analysis are discussed. Element 2 As support for choosing experimental design and analyzing data, throughout the course suitable statistical software is used.
Application and eligibility
Design of Experiments and Advanced Statistical Modelling, 15 hp
Spring Term 2019
Lectures begin on week starting 25 March 2019
Lectures end during the week of 3 June 2019
English (upon request)
Type of studies
The course requires 90 hp including courses in Mathematical Statistics, minimum 15 ECTS or courses in Statistics, minimum 75 ECTS and in both cases a course in basic Computer Programming. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/5. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.
Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.
Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland.
Online application service in Swedish will open 17 September 2018 at 13:00 CET.
Application deadline is
15 October 2018.
Application and Tuition fees
As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.