STAT 411: Applied Survival Analysis
Some background in basic statistical methods or biostatistics, or permission of instructor.
Modern statistical methods are covered to analyze data that is right-, left- and/or interval-censored. Nonparametric approaches such as the Kaplan-Meier estimation technique, log-rank test and proportional-hazards model are considered as are parametric methods such as those based on the Exponential and Weibull distribution. Accelerated failure time models and nonlinear models are also discussed. Students will develop expertise using the Minitab and SAS computer packages, although no previous programming experience will be assumed.