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

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

- Assignment #01 - Due 1998-10-30
- Assignment #02 - Due 1998-11-30
- Assignment #03 - Due 1999-03-02
- Assignment #04 - Due 1999-04-30
- Assignment #05 - Due 1999-04-30

- A Simulation Study of Skewness and Kurtosis using Splus
- Plotting gamma distributions in Splus
- Writing a trigamma function for Splus
- Specifying contrasts in Splus
- Confidence intervals for a Poisson mean
- Binomial GLM in Splus

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