APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017
GRA 6036 Multivariate Statistics
Responsible for the course
Department of Economics
According to study plan
Language of instruction
- To understand and be able to apply some of the most known and modern multivariate statistical techniques.
- To illustrate the use of actual statistical software. It is the responsibility of the student to familiarize himself/herself with the fundamentals of this or similar statistical software.
- To provide an understanding for the statistical assumptions underlying these techniques.
All courses in the Masters programme will assume that students have fulfilled the admission requirements for the programme. In addition, courses in second, third and/or fourth semester can have spesific prerequisites and will assume that students have followed normal study progression. For double degree and exchange students, please note that equivalent courses are accepted.
Bartholomew, David J. ... [et al.]. 2008. Analysis of multivariate social science data. 2nd ed. Chapman & Hall/CRC
Collection of articles:
Collection of articles: Articles and book chapters in two compendiums
- Review of probability and statistical inference
- Cluster analysis
- Principal Component Analysis
- The linear regression model
- Logistic regression
- Exploratory factor analysis
Confirmatory factor analysis
Structural Equation Modelling
Learning process and workload
A course of 6 ECTS credits corresponds to a workload of 160-180 hours. Lectures and exercises.
Please note that while attendance is not compulsory in all courses, it is the student’s own responsibility to obtain any information provided in class that is not included on the course homepage/It's learning or text book.
Students will have ca 2 weeks for writing the term paper.We might require an oral defense of the term paper.
|Form of assessment||Weight||Group size|
|Term paper||40%||Group of max 3 students|
|Written examination 3 hours||60%||Individual|
Specific information regarding student assessment will be provided in class. This information may be relevant to requirements for term papers or other hand-ins, and/or where class participation can be one of several components of the overall assessment. All parts of the assessment must be passed in order to get a grade in the course. Candidates may be called in for an oral hearing as a verification/control of written assignments.
GRA 60363 for the term paper (40% of the final grade)
GRA 60364 for the written exam (60% of the final grade)
Both evaluations must be passed in order to get a grade in the course.
Examination support materials
BI approved exam calculator
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