Module Identifier MA27210  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Mr Alan Jones  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Mr Alan Jones  
Pre-Requisite MA26010  
Mutually Exclusive MX37210  
Course delivery Lecture   14 Hours. (14 x 1 hour lectures)  
  Seminars / Tutorials   2 Hours. (2 x 1 hour example classes)  
  Practical   12 Hours. (6 x 2 hour practical classes)  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours (written examination)  70%
Semester Assessment coursework  30%
Supplementary Assessment2 Hours (written examination)  100%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, a student should be able to:
1. explain the rationale behind, and the underlying theory of, the analysis of variance;
2. explain the issues that arise in extending regression from one predictor variable to two;
3. carry out appropriate analyses and draw conclusions.

Brief description

This module covers the theory of some of the most commonly used statistical techniques - regression and the analysis of variance. It also includes practical application of these important techniques.


This module will provide a thorough grounding in the basic theory associated with some important statistical models.


1. Regression: The regression model, Ordinary least squares and the Normal equations. Detailed analysis of the two regressor model. Residuals and the residual sum of squares. Sequential sum of squares. Standardised residuals. Decomposition of the sum of squares.
2. One way classification: the one way ANOVA model. Decomposition of the sum of squares. The ANOVA table and expected mean squares. Distribution of mean squares. The F-test. The treatment effects model. Random effects model. Unbalance design. The idea of blocking. Contrasts.
3. Higher order classification: The two way (balanced) model with replication. Decomposition. Interaction. Further contrasts and multiple comparisons. Expansion to higher order models.

Reading Lists

** Supplementary Text
D D Wackerley, W Mendenhall & R L Scheaffer (2002) Mathematical Statistics with Applications 6th. Duxbury. 0534377416
F Daly, D J Hand, M C Jones, A D Lunn and K J McConway (1995) Elements of Statistics Addison Wesley 0201422786


This module is at CQFW Level 5