Foundations of Statistics
Dr P.D.M. Macdonald
Statistics 743 is offered by the
of Mathematics & Statistics at
This course will cover sampling distributions (central and
noncentral). Parametric inference: estimation, optimality, methods of
estimation (maximum likelihood, minimum chi-square, least squares,
etc.). Testing hypotheses, Neyman-Pearson lemma, unbiasedness,
invariance, likelihood ratio tests. Randomization tests. Interval
estimation. Non-parametric inference: rank order statistics.
Introduction to linear models and applied regression analysis.
- Term 2 Lectures: Tuesday 12:30 - 15:30, in BSB-229
- Term 2 Office Hours: Tuesday 10:30 & 15:30,
Wednesday 10:30, Thursday 9:30
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Last modified 1999-04-07