STK4100 – Introduction to generalized linear models

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Course content

Generalized linear models including logistic regression, Poisson regression and overdispersion models. Longitudinal data and time series. Survival and event history analysis. Analysis of dependent data.

Learning outcome

The course gives background for performing more complex statistical analysis.


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Overlapping courses

10 credits with and ST-IN216. 5 credits with ST202, ST213 and ST301. 3 credits with ST202A.

* The information about overlaps is not complete. Contact the department for more information if necessary.


3 hours of lectures and 2 hours of topics examined in plenum.


2 mandatory assignments, written with (LaTeX), the typesetting software for academic writing in mathematics.

Final written examination.



Examination support material

Approved calculator and formula lists for STK1100/ STK1110 and STK1120.

Information about approved calculators (Norwegian only)

Language of examination

Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course






Every autumn


Every autumn

Teaching language


The course is given in English. If no students have asked for the course in English within the first lecture, it may be given in Norwegian.