Fall 2014

Advanced Data Analysis

Listed in: Mathematics and Statistics, as STAT-495


Nicholas J. Horton (Section 01)


Our world is awash in data. To allow decisions to be made based on evidence, there is a need for statisticians to be able to make sense of the data around us and communicate their findings. In this course, students will be exposed to advanced statistical methods and will undertake the analysis and interpretation of complex and real-world datasets that go beyond textbook problems.  Course topics will vary from year to year depending on the instructor and selected case studies. Topics may include visualization techniques to summarize and display high dimensional data, advanced topics in design and linear regression, selected topics in data mining, nonparametric analysis, and analysis of network data. Through a series of case studies, students develop the capacity to think and compute with data, undertake and assess analyses, and effectively communicate their results using written and oral presentation.

Requisite:  MATH 230 or 430.  Limited to 20 students.  Fall semester.  Professor Horton.

If Overenrolled: Preference will be given to Statistics majors

Cost: $$62 (required) 2 recommended books are $77 and $50 ?

STAT 495 - L/D

Section 01
M 08:30 AM - 09:50 AM MERR 401
W 08:30 AM - 09:50 AM MERR 401
F 08:30 AM - 09:50 AM MERR 401

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Statistical Rules of Thumb Wiley-Interscience Gerald van Belle Amherst Books TBD
Common Errors in Statistics Wiley Philip I Good Amherst Books TBD
An Introduction to Statistical Learning: With Applications in R Springer James, Witten, et al Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


Other years: Offered in Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2022, Fall 2023, Fall 2024