Statistics 743

Foundations of Statistics

Dr P.D.M. Macdonald


Statistics 743 is offered by the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at McMaster University.

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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.



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