AS 1:

AS 1: Regression, Causal Inference and Experimental Design

This is an advanced course in data science and statistics. This course rounds off your statistical education by focussing on causation rather than prediction. We start with resampling based hypothesis rejection, moving on to regression and ANOVA. We move to generalized linear models and then augment this with fixed and random effects. We then follow up by learning the basics of causal inference. We learn about Randomised Controlled Trials as the gold standard for experimental design, and loosen this standard to understand how to make observational study designs as good as possible. We follow this up by learning how to do online studies, especially using A/B testing and Bandits.

  • AI 1
  • DSE 1
  • DSE 2
  • AI 2

Taking DS 3 will enable you to implement the ideas you learn in this course.

Will be chosen from:

  • Resampling: Significance and strength of effects and t-tests and f-tests
  • Revisiting linear regression and introducing ANOVA
  • Generalized linear models (GLMs) and multiple link functions
  • fixed and random effects in GLMS
  • splines and Generalized Additive models
  • Causal Inference vs Descriptive Inference and Predictive Inference
  • Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) and Experimental Design
  • Experimental Design and Observational Studies
  • Online experimental design: A/B testing and Bandits

After you finish this module, you will have rounded off your statistics education with interesting tests and models that are very useful in the real world. Then you will learn how to probe for causation rather than just correlation. You will also learn the basics of online experimental design and in conjunction with DSE 3, be able to support this design on your websites and apps. 

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