Statistics (STAT)

STAT 5305  Graduate Research Project  3 SCH  (0-3)  

Designed for project option students. A Graduate Research Project must be completed and submitted to the Graduate Office for a grade to be assigned, otherwise S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) notations are recorded. Prerequisite: departmental approval.

STAT 5306  Thesis  3 SCH  (0-0-3)  

Designed for thesis option students. The course requires completion of thesis research. Prerequisite: departmental approval. Maximum credit applicable towards the degree is 6 semester hours.

STAT 5332  Big Data and Computing  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Introduction to use of SAS (and R)/PC statistical software, including data entry, data summaries, descriptive statistics, and interpretation of SAS (and R) output for some standard statistical procedures. Prerequisites: graduate standing and approval of instructor.

STAT 5344  Predictive Analytics  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Correlation, simple linear and multiple regression, one and two way ANOVA, various multiple comparison procedures, randomized block designs, applications, use of statistical software. Prerequisite: STAT 4301 or STAT 4303 or equivalent.

STAT 5346  Design of Experiments  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Hypothesis testing, principles of design of an experiment, t-test, completely randomized design, randomized block design, multiple comparison techniques, factorial designs, random effect models, fixed effect models, BIBD, nested designs, analysis of covariance and split plot design. Prerequisite: STAT 4301 or STAT 4303 or equivalent.

STAT 5350  Probability for Analytics  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Mathematical treatment of probability distributions, probability concepts and laws; sample spaces, combinations and permutations, Bayes' theorem, discrete/continuous random variables, expected value, distribution of functions of random variable, two-dimensional variables, central limit theorem; t, F, and chi-square distributions. Prerequisite: STAT 4301 or STAT 4303 or equivalent.

STAT 5351  Inferential Analytics  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Theory of estimation and hypothesis testing, maximum likelihood, method of moments, likelihood ratio tests, consistency, bias, efficiency and sufficiency. Prerequisite: STAT 5350 or equivalent.

STAT 5361  Multivariate Statistics  3 SCH  (3-0)  

An applied approach to multivariate data analysis and linear statistical models in research. Prerequisite: MATH 4341 and STAT 5344 or equivalents.

STAT 5362  Nonparametric Statistics  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Estimation and hypothesis testing, models for categorical data, classical rank-based nonparametric methods, permutation tests, bootstraps methods, and curve smoothing. Prerequisite: STAT 4301 or STAT 4303 or equivalent.

STAT 5370  Survey Sampling Analytics  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Survey sampling from initial planning phases through collection and storage of the data; simple random sampling, stratified random sampling, auxiliary information, estimators, chi-square contingency table analysis for two and three way tables, handling of small expected frequencies, matched pairs, measures of association; use of statistical software on big survey data. Prerequisite: STAT 4301 or STAT 4303 or equivalent.

STAT 5372  Model Assisted Survey Methods  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Probability proportional to size sampling, auxiliary information, Horvitz and Thompson estimator, calibration of design weights, model assisted calibration techniques, GREG and linear regression estimator, imputation of missing data, bootstrap and jackknifing. Prerequisite: STAT 5370 [requested] or equivalent.

STAT 5374  Survey Models Social Science  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Sensitive data and privacy issues in survey sampling. Randomized response models and variations. Estimation of prevalence of two or more sensitive characteristics. Use of Cramer-Rao lower bound of variance. Measures of protection of respondents. Models using complex designs. Prerequisite: PSYC/SOCI 3381.

STAT 5375  Operations Research  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Geometric linear programming, the Simplex method, duality theory, sensitivity analysis, project planning and integer programming. Optional topics include, but are not limited to: the transportation problem, the upper bounding technique, the dual Simplex method, parametric linear programming, queuing theory, decision analysis, and simulation. Prerequisite: Any introductory course in linear algebra.

STAT 5380  Survival Analysis  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Statistical analysis of time-to-event or survival data. Basic Terminology and both parametric and non-parametric techniques. Continuous and discrete time regression models and partial likelihood estimation. Includes competing risk models, unobserved heterogeneity, and multivariate survival models including event history. Prerequisite: STAT 5350 and STAT 5351 or equivalents.

STAT 5390  Advanced Topic in Statistics  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Different areas of advanced statistics will be covered at separate offerings of this course. Topics include sampling techniques, multivariate analysis, quality control techniques. May be repeated once. Prerequisite: 6 semester hours of advanced statistics or the equivalent.

Fee: $15.00