STATS 732 : Foundations of Statistical Inference
2020 Semester One (1203) (15 POINTS)
Capabilities Developed in this Course
|Capability 1:||Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice|
|Capability 2:||Critical Thinking|
|Capability 3:||Solution Seeking|
- Understand discrete and continuous random variables. (Capability 1)
- Be able to use calculus to derive formulae for univariate distributions. (Capability 1 and 3)
- Understand multivariate distributions and can derive marginal and conditional distributions, etc. (Capability 1 and 3)
- Understand and use the sampling theory for the normal distribution. (Capability 1 and 2)
- Can use the theory for parameter estimation and find and carry out a likelihood analysis. (Capability 1 and 3)
- Understand and can derive the formula for hypothesis testing. (Capability 1 and 3)
- Understand and can use the theory for linear regression and the associated geometry. (Capability 1 and 3)
- Understand and can use the fundamental decision theory to solve problems. (Capability 1, 2 and 3)
|Final Exam||50%||Individual Examination|
|Assessment Type||Learning Outcome Addressed|
Reference book: Rice, J. A. (2007). Mathematical Statistics & Data Analysis (3rd ed.). Duxbury Press.
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