Loyola University Chicago

Mathematics and Statistics

STAT 451: Applied Nonparametric Methods

Course Details
Credit Hours: 3
Description:  Many basic statistical techniques are based upon normal or binomial distributional assumptions which may not be appropriate in practice. This course introduces and illustrates rank-based methods, permutation tests, bootstrap methods, and curve smoothing useful to analyze data when normal and/or binomial assumptions are not valid. Specifically, this course will cover the basic principles of nonparametric methods in statistics including: one, two and K sample location methods; tests of randomness; tests of goodness of fit; nonlinear correlation; histogram; density estimation; nonparametric regression. R programming language will be used to perform many of the techniques and analysis.