18.443 Statistics for Applications

Fall 2006

Analysis of the covariance of the lifespan of male fruitflies.

Analysis of the covariance of the lifespan of male fruitflies, from lecture 20 (Image by Prof. Dmitry Panchenko.)

Course Highlights

This course features lecture notes, assignments, and readings.

Course Description

This course offers a broad treatment of statistics, concentrating on specific statistical techniques used in science and industry. Topics include: hypothesis testing and estimation, confidence intervals, chi-square tests, nonparametric statistics, analysis of variance, regression, and correlation.

OCW offers an earlier version of this course, from Fall 2003. This newer version focuses less on estimation theory and more on multiple linear regression models. In addition, a number of Matlab examples are included here.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .mat.

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Prof. Dmitry Panchenko

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session