STK9070 – Linear models, random components and general linear models
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Linear models include both regression and analysis of variance which are some of the most commonly applied statistical methods. Simple ANOVA uses fixed effects. A variation is random effects models where variance components are estimated. General linear models with fixed and random components. Illustrations and excercises with real data are integrated into the course.
In the course we look upon sensory data and longitudinal medical data as the main applications and as illustrations of the general models.These models and the theory connected to them have a wide range of other applications as well. After completing the course you should master the use of mixed linear models for these applications and be able to generalize to other cases.
PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.
If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.
PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.
Recommended previous knowledge
STK1100 – Probability and Statistical Modelling, STK1110 – Statistical methods and data analysis, STK2120 – Statistical Methods and Data Analysis 2 (discontinued), STK3100 – Introduction to generalized linear models.
10 credits overlap with STK4070 – Linear models, random components and general linear models (discontinued)
For information about the potential partial overlap with other courses, contact the Department.
3 hours lectures/exercises per week.
Depending on the number of students, the exam will be in one of the following four forms:
1.Only written exam
2.Only oral exam
3.A project paper followed by a written exam.
4.A project paper followed by an oral exam/hearing.
For the latter two the project paper and the exam counts equally and the final grade is based on a general impression after the final exam. (The two parts of the exam will not be individually graded.)
What form the exam will take will be announced by the teaching staff within October 15th for the autumn semester and March 15th for the spring semester.
In addition, each phd student is expected to give a one hour oral presentation on a topic of relevance (chosen in cooperation with the lecturer). The presentation has to be approved by the lecturer for the student to be admitted to the final exam.
Examination support material
Permitted aids at the exam if written: Approved calculator.
Oral exam: No aids permitted.
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.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:
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.)
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.