STK1120 – Statistical methods and data analysis 2

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Course content

Multiple linear regression and analysis of variance. Examples of non-linear regression and regression with binary data. Analysis of frequency tables and contingency tables. Numerical optimization of likelihood functions. Properties of maximum likelihood estimators in large samples. Non-parametric bootstrapping. Testing of hypotheses and the likelihood ratio test. Graphical methods for model check.

Learning outcome

The course gives additional theory and methods for statistical inference. Additional important methods are discussed.


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Formal prerequisite knowledge

In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:

  • Mathematics R1 (or Mathematics S1 and S2) + R2

And in addition one of these:

  • Physics (1+2)
  • Chemistry (1+2)
  • Biology (1+2)
  • Information technology (1+2)
  • Geosciences (1+2)
  • Technology and theories of research (1+2)

The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies (in Norwegian).

Recommended previous knowledge

STK1100 – Probability and Statistical Modelling, STK1110 – Statistical Methods and Data Analysis, MAT1100 – Calculus, MAT1110 – Calculus and Linear Algebra, MAT1120 – Linear Algebra, MAT-INF1100 – Modelling and Computations, INF1100 – Introduction to programming with scientific applications (continued)/INF1000 – Introduction to object-oriented programming (continued) and INF1010 – Object oriented programming (continued).

Overlapping courses

10 credits with ST110 and 3 credits with ST005.

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


3 hours of lectures, 2 hours of lexercises/datalab in groups under guidance and 1 hour of topics examined in plenum.


Two compulsory assignments need to be passed within given deadlines to be allowed to take the final exam. Final mark based on written examination at the end of the semester. Letter grading (A-F).

Rules for compulsory assignments at the Department of Mathematics (norwegian only)

Examination support material

Permitted aids at the exam: 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.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This subject offers new examination in the beginning of the subsequent term for candidates who withdraw during an ordinary examination or fail an ordinary examination. Deferred examinations for students who due to illness or other valid reason of absence were unable to sit for their final exams will be arranged at the same time. (These valid reasons has to be documented within given deadlines.)

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Facts about this course






This version of the course is no longer held. STK2120 – Statistical Methods and Data Analysis 2 (discontinued) will still be held.


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