MATH6135 Topics in Statistics
The module will expose students to current research topics and methods in statistics and engage students in discussions with leading researchers in the field.
Aims and Objectives
• Expose students to current research topics and methods in Statistics • Engage students in discussions with leading researchers in the field
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Relate the content of research publications in Statistics to the material taught in lectures
- Summarise a (carefully selected) recent research publication in Statistics, and critically compare its content with further publications in the area
- Engage in discussions with authors of research publications in Statistics
Topic 1: Design of experiments • Background and foundations of a research topic in design of experiments • Introduction to a current research topic in design of experiments • Discussion of a current/recent research paper in design of experiments with the author Topic 2: Statistical Modelling • Background and foundations of a research topic in statistical modelling • Introduction to a current research topic in statistical modelling • Discussion of a current/recent research paper in statistical modelling with the author Topic 3: Biostatistics • Background and foundations of a research topic in biostatistics • Introduction to a current research topic in biostatistics • Discussion of a current/recent research paper in biostatistics with the author
This module is perfectly aligned with the University of Southampton’s research-led approach to teaching.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
This module is split into three sections corresponding to three research topics in Statistics as outlined above. For each section, there will be three weeks of teaching with four contact hours per week to allow better engaging with the coursework in the remaining three weeks of the semester. Each threeweek section will be organised as follows: Week 1-2: Four lectures per week delivered by an active researcher in the topic area, private study. Some of the lectures may be replaced by example classes and/or computer labs where appropriate. Week 3: Two lectures and then two classes delivering a conference/seminar style presentation of a recent research paper (by the researcher) with subsequent questions-and-answers session and paper discussion by the students
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Other. Resources will include current and very recent issues of the major statistical journals. The specific ones used will vary from year to year
Repeat type: Internal & External
Costs associated with this module
Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.
In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:
Books and Stationery equipment
Course texts are provided by the library and there are no additional compulsory costs associated with the module.
Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.