STA 212: Statistical Models

Statistical models. Learn to explore, visualize, model, evaluate, and communicate data in a reproducible manner. Gain hands on experience with real data from a variety of disciplines. The course will focus on the statistical computing language R.

Course info


  Manchester Hall 124

  Section A Tuesday and Thursday 12:30 - 1:45

  Section B Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 - 3:15

Teaching team and office hours

Instructor Lucy D'Agostino McGowan     Wednesday 10:00a - 11:00a
Thursday 10:00a - 11:00a
Manchester 342
TA Brian White Study session
Monday and Wednesday 7:00p - 9:00p
Kirby 120
Math & Stats Center   By appointment Kirby Hall 117


The main text book is:

Stat 2: Building Models for a World of Data Cannon, Cobb, Hartlaub, Legler, Lock, Moore, Rossman, Witmer

Please feel free to purchase a used copy of this book.

We will supplement this with text freely available online:

R for Data Science Grolemund, Wickham O'Reilly, 1st edition, 2016
OpenIntro Statistics Diez, Barr, Çetinkaya-Rundel CreateSpace, 4th Edition, 2019


This class is very hands on; be sure to bring a fully charged laptop to every class.