Note: This schedule may be updated as the semester progresses with all changes documented here (full details on accompanying Sakai announcements).

Major case studies, activities, and semester milestones are documented on the schedule below. However, regular ungraded mini-assignments will be given and discussed in class and lab to check mastery and identify areas for additional focus. All assignments are due at 11:59 PM US Eastern time unless otherwise noted.

Note our room change to Smith Warehouse Bay 6 B177. Lab remains in Reuben-Cooke.

Change 9/23: Bayesian survival analysis lectures (1) and (2) have been renamed to Survival analysis (3) and (4), respectively. Topics in Bayesian survival analysis will be covered in Survival analysis (4); additional model diagnostics and estimation details regarding (partial) likelihoods will be provided in Survival analysis (2) and (3).


Week Date Activity Link Due
Project Individual project
Case 1 Chinese given names
01 Wed, Aug 25 Estimation in linear models (1)
Fri, Aug 27 Estimation in linear models (2)
02 Mon, Aug 30 Lab: Newton-Raphson
Wed, Sep 1 Estimation in linear models (3)
Fri, Sep 3 Bayesian GLMs
03 Mon, Sep 6 Lab: Bayesian GLMs
Activity 1 Wed, Sep 8 Peer review (1)
Fri, Sep 10 Peer review (2)
Sat, Sep 11 Case 1 initial submission
04 Mon, Sep 13 Lab: Peer review
Wed, Sep 15 Figures and tables Case 1 peer review
Fri, Sep 17 Case 1 work day Peer review activity
05 Mon, Sep 20 Lab: Case 1 work day Individual project proposal (optional)
Case 2 NBA one-and-dones
Wed, Sep 22 Survival analysis (1) Case 1 final submission
Fri, Sep 24 Survival analysis (2)
06 Mon, Sep 27 Lab: Survival analysis
Wed, Sep 29 Survival analysis (3)
Fri, Oct 1 Survival analysis (4)
07 Mon, Oct 4 Lab: Bayesian survival analysis
Wed, Oct 6 The EM algorithm (1)
Fri, Oct 8 The EM algorithm (2)
08 Mon, Oct 11 Lab: The EM algorithm
Activity 2 Wed, Oct 13 Reproducible research (1)
Fri, Oct 15 Reproducible research (2)
Sat, Oct 16 Case 2 initial submission
09 Mon, Oct 18 Lab: Reproducible research
Wed, Oct 20 Missing data Case 2 peer review
Fri, Oct 22 Case 2 work way Reproducible research activity
10 Mon, Oct 25 Lab: Case 2 work day
Case 3 Durham resident quality-of-life survey
Wed, Oct 27 Model and variable selection Case 2 final submission
Fri, Oct 29 Spatial regression (1)
11 Mon, Nov 1 Lab: Spatial regression
Wed, Nov 3 Spatial regression (2)
Fri, Nov 5 Spatial regression (3)
12 Mon, Nov 8 Lab: Spatial regression
Activity 3 Wed, Nov 10 Designing effective slides (1)
Fri, Nov 12 Designing effective slides (2)
Sat, Nov 13 Case 3 initial submission
13 Mon, Nov 15 Lab: Designing effective slides
Wed, Nov 17 Careers in statistical science Case 3 peer review
Fri, Nov 19 Case 3 work day Designing effective slides activity
14 Mon, Nov 22 Lab: Case 3 work day Individual project draft (optional)
15 Fri, Dec 3 Project work day Case 3 final submission
16 Wed, Dec 8 Individual project