Fall 2018 - STAT 330 D100

Introduction to Mathematical Statistics (3)

Class Number: 3014

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    AQ 3159, Burnaby

    We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    AQ 3153, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 15, 2018
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    AQ 3181, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    STAT 285, MATH 251, and one of MATH 232 or MATH 240.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Review of probability and distributions. Multivariate distributions. Distributions of functions of random variables. Limiting distributions. Inference. Sufficient statistics for the exponential family. Maximum likelihood. Bayes estimation, Fisher information, limiting distributions of MLEs. Likelihood ratio tests. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

Outline:

  1. Review of Probability and Univariate Distributions
  2. Multivariate Distributions
  3. Distributions of Functions of Random Variables
  4. Limiting Distributions
  5. Inference.  Sufficient Statistics for the Exponential Family.
  6. Maximum Likelihood, Limiting Distributions
  7. Bayes Estimation
  8. Fisher Information
  9. Likelihood Ratio Tests

Grading

  • Assignments (weekly assignments) 20%
  • Midterms (2 midterms) 30%
  • Final Exam 50%

NOTES:

Above grading is subject to change.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Required Textbook:

Probability and Statistics: The Science of Uncertainty (3rd ed) 
by Michael J. Evans and Jeffrey S. Rosenthal. Publisher: W.H. Freeman

Book is available for free online here.
ISBN: 9780321795434

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students with Disabilites:
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