STA427 Advanced Statistical Modelling (8)

This subject provides specialised knowledge in order to perform advanced statistical modelling through a range of generalised regression analyses and spatial analyses. The subject will focus on generalised linear models based on the exponential family of distributions, including the Binomial, Poisson and logistic regression, and highlight some basic techniques for spatial data analysis. A feature of this subject will be the analysis of practical problems with real life data using modern computer packages, and interpretation of results for a variety of audiences.


Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: STA427. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Assumed Knowledge

STA201 or STA401 or STA501

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain the role of Generalised Linear Models (GLMs) and their applications;
  • be able to evaluate a given situation to select the appropriate generalised linear method by checking assumptions;
  • be able to perform statistical analyses associated with generalised linear models including the Binomial, Poisson and Logistic Regression models;
  • be able to sample spatial features, test their patterns, and estimate their densities using appropriate statistical techniques in spatial data analysis for a range of applications; and
  • be able to produce a report that interprets the output for an academic or professional audience.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Exponential family of distributions.
  • R computer package.
  • Binary data.
  • Log-Linear models.
  • Gamma data.
  • Basic techniques for spatial data analysis

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of STA427 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Linear models
Exp. family & binomial dist.
Applying glms
Final exam

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.