NRES / STAT 803 Week 8

Putting it all together

Reinforcing and reviewing all the bits we’ve done up to now.

Learning Objectives


  1. Here’s a handout that I call putting it all together. I’m not sure when the best time is give you this handout, but now seems to be a good time. In the first part, which deals with deciding what sort of models to fit, when you get to step 6 just answer NO and you’ll be good. Otherwise you will probably understand what the answer yes means in a few weeks. The 2nd part is my guidelines for model selection. These are my opinion and a fair facsimile of my usual practice; they should not be taken as absolute rules supported by independent statistical theory.

  2. Optional online help session 10-11, read, watch videos, homework.


  1. Week 6 Homework due Tuesday at 11:59pm.


  1. Before Wednesday’s class

    • Read AED Chapter 20, 21 (application chapters)
    • Review AED figures 3.1 and 3.2.
    • Watch this video where I attempt to explain Generalized Cross Validation


  1. Friday’s lab assignment has lots of looking at residual plots. Submit on canvas, midnight Tuesday of Week 7.
Andrew Tyre
Professor of Wildlife Ecology
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