TMA4267 - Linear Statistical Models


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 30/100 ALLE
School exam 70/100 4 hours C

Course content

Random vectors. Multivariate normal distribution. Multiple linear regression. Analysis of variance. Multiple hypothesis testing. Design of experiments.

Learning outcome

1. Knowledge. The student has strong theoretical knowledge about the most popular statistical models and methods that are used in science and technology, with emphasis on regression-type statistical models. The statistical properties of the multivariate normal distribution are well known to the student, and the student is familiar with the role of the multivariate normal distribution within linear statistical models. 2. Skills. The student knows how to design an experiment and how to collect informative data of high quality to study a phenomenon of interest. Subsequently, the student is able to choose a suitable statistical model, apply sound statistical methods, and perform the analyses using statistical software. The student knows how to present the results from the statistical analyses, and how to draw conclusions about the phenomenon under study.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises and works (projects). Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade awarded in the course. This portfolio comprises a written final examination (70%) and works (electronic exercises and/or projects) (30%). The results for the constituent parts are to be given in %-points, while the grade for the whole portfolio (course grade) is given by the letter grading system. Retake of examination may be given as an oral examination. The lectures may be given in English. If the course is taught in English, the exam may be given only in English. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments.

Compulsory assignments

  • Work

Further on evaluation

In the case that the student receives an F/Fail as a final grade after both ordinary and re-sit exam, then the student must retake the course in its entirety. Submitted work that counts towards the final grade will also have to be retaken. For more information about grading and evaluation. See «Teaching methods and activities».

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TMA4255 5.0
TMA4260 5.0
TMA4270 2.5
ST2202 5.0
SIF5068 5.0
SIF5038 2.5

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Statistics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mathematical Sciences


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Work 30/100 ALLE INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 70/100 C INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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