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STAT3004 Applied Regression Analysis

Module Overview

This module will introduce a number of common methods for analysing survey data, focusing on regression analysis. The module will cover in depth linear and logistic regression analyses, before introducing further regression techniques such as ordinal and multinomial logistic regression. Pre-requisite: STAT2009. Any equivalent modules can be accepted with permission from the Programme coordinator

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic ideas behind regression analysis using data with more than one explanatory variable.
  • Develop understanding of two common regression analysis techniques (linear regression analysis and logistic regression analysis) as well as an appreciation of the need for further regression techniques relating to the type of data
  • Analyse real data by applying these techniques using SPSS and interpret the resulting output
  • Write short statistical reports based on these analyses


The module is split into three parts: Part 1: Linear regression: simple linear regression, least squares estimation, interpreting regression coefficients, checking the regression assumptions, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, multiple linear regression, model selection, handling of categorical explanatory variables, interactions, variable transformations. Part 2: Logistic regression: modelling dichotomous outcome variables, probabilities and odds, the logistic regression model, how good is the model, model interpretation, model selection, diagnostic methods, grouped data. Part 3: Further regression analysis: further regression methods will be introduced, including ordinal and multinomial regression methods.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods


Independent Study120
Total study time150



MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework 50%
Exam  (2 hours) 50%


MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework assignment(s) 50%
Exam 50%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Linked modules

Pre-requisite: STAT2009

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