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Course description

The objective is to provide students with the basics of statistical inference, as well as statistical tools for data modeling in a regression framework. The theory behind the statistical models will be reviewed with some specific emphasis on data applications using the software SAS.

The course will focus on regression models, including linear models, generalized linear models and models for longitudinal data with random effects and correlation structure. For each of these models, basic inference principles will be reviewed such as hypothesis testing and estimation procedures.

  • Basic principles in inference and statistical modeling
  • Linear models
  • Generalized linear models
  • Models for longitudinal data and correlated data
  • Introduction to survival analysis


This course is organized as a flipped classroom. The learning material includes course notes, slides with accompanying videos and quiz along with short coding exercises.

Students must read and go through the learning material before class time: the latter will be devoted to discussion about the material and exercises, workshops and code demonstrations.


The course is of an overview course. Students should have basic training in statistics at the level of Introductory Statistics with Randomization and Simulation (Chapters 1-4, excluding special topics). Familiarity with basic calculus and linear algebra is also assumed.

Target audience

Statistical modelling is a compulsory course of the M.Sc. in Data Science and Business Analytics (Supervised Project stream) and an optional course for the Thesis stream. Please note this course is not credited in the "Intelligence d'affaires" specialization: the course is incompatible with MATH606019(A).


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