Statistics 211 - Statistical Methods II


Dan Gillen

Professor and Chair

Department of Statistics

Office: 2038 Bren Hall (DBH)

Telephone: 949.824.9862



Office hours:    

                         Monday 11-12,

                         Tuesday 12-1,

                         or by appointment

Monday and Wednesday, 9:30-10:50, Room: DBH 1423



Tuesday, 11:00-11:50, Room: SST 122

Statistics 210 (Statistical Methods I) or equivalent



This course will provide an introduction to the principles of generalized regression models, with an emphasis on categorical data models. Categorical data occurs extensively in both observational and experimental studies, as well as in industrial applications. The course will focus on both theory and application of methods for data analysis. Problems will be motivated from a scientific perspective and the course will emphasize proper model building/development techniques for addressing common scientific goals including prediction an association estimation/testing.

Agresti, A. (2015). Foundation of Linear and Generalized Linear Models, First Edition. Wiley.

Required Text:

Supplementary Texts:

McCullagh P. and Nelder, J. (1989).  Generalized Linear Models, Second Edition.  Chapman &                          Hall/CRC.

Hastie T, Tibshirani R, and Friedman J. (2017).  Elements of Statistical Learning, Second Edition.  Springer-Verlag.

Casella G. and Berger R. (2001).  Statistical Inference, Second Edition.  Duxbury Press.

Lindsey, J. (1997).  Applying Generalized Linear Models.  Springer-Verlag.

Kutner, M., Nachtsheim, C., Neter, J., and Li, W. (2005)  Applied Linear Statistical Models.  McGraw Hill Irwin.


There will be a total of 6-7 homework assignments. Assignments will typically be due 1 to 1.5 weeks from the day they are handed out. Homework will be collected at the start of lecture/discussion on the assigned due date.  No late homework will be accepted. If homework is turned in after the time of collection a grade of zero will be given.

Midterm Exam:

Tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, February 21st.  The exam will be in-class (closed-book, closed-note), and will cover material through the February 14th lecture.

Final Exam:

The final exam is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21st, 8:00am-10:00am.  The final exam will be take-home and will consist of two portions.  The first portion of the exam will consist of short answer questions similar to a comprehensive homework assignment.  The second portion of the exam will be a complete statistical analysis and report pertaining to a particular scientific question.  The final exam will be handed out on Wednesday, March 14th and due on Wednesday, March 21st by 10:00am. Exams received after 10:00am on the due date will receive a score of zero.

Final Exam:







Academic Honesty:

All students are expected to abide by the UCI academic honesty policy.  Among other things, this means that copied homework solutions will receive no credit in the course.  I encourage students to study and work together on homework.  However, the work that is handed in should reflect only that student’s work. That is, obtaining help from other students in order to learn the METHODS of solution is allowed, but copying another student’s answer or a past course key is NOT. A first violation of the UCI academic honesty policy or the above stated rules will result in zero on the assignment in question. A second violation will result in a failing grade in the course and reporting to UCI administration.

Statistics 211