University of Florida

ABE 6933
Applied Regression and Experimental Design

Semester Taught - Fall

Course Description

Credits: 3

This course focusing on applied regression and design of experiments is aimed as the second graduate statistical methods class for non-statisticians. It emphasizes application and implementation of statistical methods as opposed to the derivations and justification of the procedures. R will be the statistical computing environment of choice.


A recent first graduate statistical methods class (such as ALS5932 or STA6166); experience reading and writing simple computer programs in a scripting language (ideally, in R)

Course Objectives

Objectives of the course are that students be able, by the end of the course, to

  • Learn and be able to implement in R different flavors of regression
  • Learn the principles behind and application of different types of statistical designs
  • Learn to meaningfully manipulate the output of functions from R libraries for regression
  • Learn to use R as a statistical computing environment – for statistical inference, prediction, scientific computing and data visualization


Dr. Nikolay Bliznyuk
Office: Room 239 Rogers Hall
Phone: 392-1864 x239

Material/Supply Fees


Class Materials Required


No required texts. Lecture notes and readings will be posted on course page. R and R Studio environments are available free of charge. Recommended reading will be suggested throughout the course.

Course Outline

Tentative list of topics

  • Multiple Linear Regression
  •  Analysis of Covariance
  •  Factorial Designs (Fixed, Mixed, Random Effects)
  •  Nested Designs
  •  Split-Plot Designs
  • Repeated Measures Designs
  •  Generalized Linear Models (Logistic Regression, Poisson Regression)
  • Nonlinear Regression


Homework 40%
Exams (3) 60%

Grading Scale: tentatively, standard UF scale (e.g., 90-100 = A, 87-89 = B+, 80-86 = B); potentially, curved
Make-up Exam Policy:  make-ups are not allowed except for documented health, family emergency or work reasons; details of make-ups – to be arranged with the instructor in advance of the event

Academic Honesty

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities

Students requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Students Office. That office will provide the student with documentation that he/she must provide to the course instructor when requesting accommodation.

Use of Library, Personal References, PC Programs and Electronic Databases

These items are university property and should be utilized with other users in mind. Never remove, mark, modify nor deface resources that do not belong to you. If you're in the habit of underlining text, do it only on your personal copy. It is inconsiderate, costly to others, and dishonest to use common references otherwise.

Software Use

All faculty, staff and students of the University are required and expected to obey the laws and legal agreements governing software use. Failure to do so can lead to monetary damages and/or criminal penalties for the individual violator. Because such violations are also against University policies and rules, disciplinary action will be taken as appropriate. We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honesty and integrity.

UF Counseling Services

Resources are available on-campus for students having personal problems or lacking clear career and academic goals which interfere with their academic performance. These resources include:

  1. University Counseling Center, 301 Peabody Hall, 392-1575, personal and career counseling;
  2. Student Mental Health, Student Health Care Center, 392-1171, personal counseling;
  3. Center for Sexual Assault/Abuse Recovery and Education (CARE), Student Health Care Center, 392-1161, sexual assault counseling;
  4. Career Resource Center, Reitz Union, 392-1601, career development assistance and counseling.