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Course: IENG 314 Advanced Analysis of Engineering Data

Semester: Spring 2013

Course format & credit hours: 3 hr lecture, 3 credits
Instructor: Feng Yang, Room 353D MRB, Phone: (304) 293-9477
Office Hours: 1 pm 2 pm M, W, F (or by appointment via email)

Description: Introduction to linear statistical models; design and analysis of simple experimental
configurations occurring frequently in engineering studies; similarities and differences between
regression and experimental design models emphasized in a vector-matrix setting.

Prerequisites: IENG 213 (Engineering Statistics); Co-req: Math 251 (Multivariable Calculus)

Reference Books:
Applied Linear Regression Models, by Kutner, Nachtsheim, And Neter, 4th Edition,
Applied Statistics and Probability for Engineers, by Montgomery and Runger, 5th Edition,
John Wiley & Sons.
Statistics and Data Analysis: From Elementary to Intermediate, by Tamhane and Dunlop,
1st Edition, Prentice Hall
Course Supplement: the Powerpoint lecture notes will be posted on the course website.

Software: Minitab 15.0

Minitab is NOT available on campus
Please install Minitab on your personal computer following <Minitab Guide.pdf>, which
has been posted on the course website

Course Website:
eCampus ( Adv Analysis-Engineering Data
Course materials, homework assignments/solutions, and projects will be posted on this website.

Important Policies:

1. Grading Elements, Weighting and Scale:

Grade Element Weighting Grade Scale
2 Midterm Exams 50% A: 90-100
Final Exam 30% B: 80-89
3 Projects 9% C: 70-79
Homework 8% D: 60-69
Quiz 3% F: 0-59
The final exam will be comprehensive.
Notice that 80% of your final grade will depend on the exams.

Schedule for Exams:

Exam 1: in class, about one month after school starts
Exam 2: in class, about two months after school starts
Final Exam: during the final week

2. Attendance: Class attendance is NOT required.

Other Policies:

1. Homework grading policy:

No late submission will be accepted.
2. Projects: the grading policy for projects are as follows
No late submission will be accepted.
You are required to work on the projects in a team of one, two or three.

3. Regrades: Regrades of projects, or labs are obtained by submitting a written explanation

via the instructor's mailbox within 48 hours of when the work was returned in class.
Regrades will only be discussed after submitting the work in this manner.

4. Make-up tests: According to the department policy, no make-up tests are allowed. A
student who misses a test without prior permission of the instructor must be assigned a 0
(zero). The secretary of the IMSE Department will have a telephone number where the
instructor can be reached.

Course Goals:
1. To provide students with the basic concepts of linear regression and analysis of variance,
and techniques to apply them to appropriate data sets.
2. To provide students with knowledge on the use of software to solve statistical analysis
3. To provide students with hands-on experience in the application of linear regression and
analysis of variance.

Student Learning Objectives:

Upon completing the course, the student will be able to:
a) Recognize problems that can be solved using linear regression and analysis of variance
b) Perform univariate data analysis on data sets, use statistical software to create scatter
plots and histograms.
c) Perform simple and multiple regression analysis, both manually and using statistical
d) Perform statistical inferences related to regression analysis.
e) Perform appropriate tests to check the aptness and the assumptions of the regression
model, diagnose problems, and take remedial actions (e.g., variable transformation, and
weighted least squares).
f) Perform simultaneous inferences.
g) Use the matrix algebra in regression.
h) Understand multicollinearity and its effects in multiple regression. Also learn how to
diagnose it and the possible remedial actions.
i) Perform polynomial regression.
j) Know how to handle qualitative predictor variables.
k) Work with stepwise regression.
l) Evaluate regression models using different criteria.
m) Identify outliers, and influential cases.
n) Perform N-way ANOVA.
o) Understand the assumptions of ANOVA, how to test for them, and the remedial
p) Apply statistical packages to perform regression and ANOVA analysis.

Course Contribution to Professional Component:

Engineering Topics - 33%, Basic Math Contents - 67%

Course Relationship to Program Educational Outcomes:

The course relates strongly to the following program educational outcomes.
1. The course enables students to acquire the ability to use regression analysis, analysis of
variance, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing, and statistical packages (Outcome
2. The course enables the students to acquire the ability to apply knowledge of matrix
algebra (Outcome 2).

Course Topics (Note: This schedule is tentative and flexible)

Review of basic statistics relevant to regression and ANOVA
Linear regression with one independent variable
Inferences in regression analysis
Diagnostics and remedial measures
Simultaneous inferences
Matrix approach to regression
Multiple regression
Polynomial regression
Building the regression model
Diagnostics and remedial measures
Qualitative predictor variables
Analysis of variance

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respect, and non-discrimination. Our University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex,
age, disability, veteran status, religion, sexual orientation, color or national origin. Any
suggestions as to how to further such a positive and open environment in this class will be
appreciated and given serious consideration.

If you are a person with a disability and anticipate needing any type of accommodation in order
to participate in this class, you must make appropriate arrangements through Disability Services
(293-6700). They will identify the nature of the accommodation your disability requires.