This course introduces students to the basic theory behind the development and assessment of statistical analysis techniques in the areas of point and interval estimation and hypothesis testing.
Topics include: Point estimation methods, including method of moments and maximum likelihood; Bias and variance; Mean-squared error and the Cramer-Rao inequality; Sufficiency, completeness and exponential families; the Rao-Blackwell theorem and uniformly minimum variance unbiased estimators; Bayesian estimation methods; Resampling estimation methods, including the jackknife and the bootstrap; Confidence interval construction methods, including likelihood-based intervals, inversion methods, intervals based on pivots and simple resampling-based percentile intervals; Highest posterior density and Bayesian credibility regions; Likelihood ratio tests and the Neymann- Pearson lemma; Power calculations and uniformly most powerful tests; Rank-based non-parametric tests, including the sign-test and Wilcoxon tests.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of the requirements of this course, students should have the knowledge and skills to:
- explain the notion of a parametric model and point estimation of the parameters of those models.
- explain and apply approaches to include a measure of accuracy for estimation procedures and our confidence in them by examining the area of interval estimation.
- asses the plausibility of pre-specified ideas about the parameters of a model by examining the area of hypothesis testing.
- explain and apply the idea of non-parametric statistics, wherein estimation and analysis techniques are developed that are not heavily dependent on the specifications of an underlying parametric model.
- understand the computational issues related to the implementation of various statistical inferential approaches.
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Typical assessment may include, but is not restricted to: tutorial questions, a presentation/project, mid-semester and final exams.
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Students are expected to commit at least 10 hours per week to completing the work in this course. This will include at least 3 contact hours per week and up to 7 hours of private study time.
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3323||20 Feb 2017||27 Feb 2017||31 Mar 2017||26 May 2017||In Person||N/A|