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

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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.