• Class Number 2517
• Term Code 3030
• Class Info
• Unit Value 6 units
• Mode of Delivery In Person
• COURSE CONVENER
• Dr Xuan Liang
• LECTURER
• Dr Xuan Liang
• Class Dates
• Class Start Date 24/02/2020
• Class End Date 05/06/2020
• Census Date 08/05/2020
• Last Date to Enrol 02/03/2020
SELT Survey Results

Principles of Mathematical Statistics (STAT6039)

A first course in mathematical statistics with emphasis on applications; probability, random variables, moment generating functions and correlation, sampling distributions, estimation of parameters by the methods of moments and maximum likelihood, hypothesis testing, the central limit theorem, and Bayesian statistics.

## Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Calculate probabilities using set theory and combinatorics;
2. Use and describe discrete, continuous and multivariate random variables and their probability distributions in simple and complex cases;
3. Define sampling distributions and use the central limit theorem;
4. Explain in detail and use the method of moments and maximum likelihood estimation;
5. Perform confidence estimation and hypothesis testing in a variety of contexts; and
6. Use and describe in detail the fundamental concepts of Bayesian statistics and Bayesian estimators.

## Research-Led Teaching

If time permits, the lecturers may illustrate selected topics by discussing relevant examples from papers they have published. New material in these examples will not be assessable.

Students will need a non-programmable scientific calculator.

## Examination Material or equipment

Non-programmable scientific calculator.

Two A4 pages with handwritten or printed notes on both sides.

Unannotated paper-based dictionary (no approval required). Both English language dictionaries and translation dictionaries are permitted.

## Required Resources

Wackerly, D.D., Mendenhall III, W., and Scheaffer, R.L. (2008). Mathematical Statistics with Applications, Seventh edition. Duxbury, Thomson, Brooks/Cole.

Owen, W.J. (2008). Student Solutions Manual for Wackerly, Mendenhall, and Scheaffer’s Mathematical Statistics with Applications, Seventh Edition. Duxbury, Thomson, Brooks/Cole.

The ANU Library has been requested to make these books available as a 2 hour or 2 day loan.

## Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback (through both verbal and written comments) in the following forms in this course:

• To the whole class during lectures.

• Within tutorials.

• Individually during consultation hours.

Students will also be given online quiz feedback on Wattle and written comments in the marked assignments.

## Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

## Other Information

Scaling

Your final mark for the course will be based on the raw marks allocated for each of your assessment items. However, your final mark may not be the same number as produced by that formula, as marks may be scaled. Any scaling applied will preserve the rank order of raw marks (i.e. if your raw mark exceeds that of another student, then your scaled mark will exceed the scaled mark of that student), and may be either up or down.

Referencing Requirements

In assignments and exams, students must appropriately reference any results, words or ideas that they take from another source which is not their own. A guide can be found at: https://academicskills.anu.edu.au/resources/handouts/referencing-basics

Extensions and Penalties

No submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date will be permitted. If an assessment task is not submitted by the due date, a mark of 0 will be awarded.

Support for Students

The University offers a number of support services for students. Information on these is available online from http://students.anu.edu.au/studentlife/

Assignment Submission

Hard Copy Submission: Assignments are submitted via the physical assignment box at the front of the admin office on Level 4, CBE Building (26C). The cover sheet must use the

assignment cover sheet template. Assignments must include the cover sheet available on Wattle site. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records. Email and fax

submissions are not acceptable.

## Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Chapter 1: What is Statistics? AND Chapter 2: Probability
2 Chapter 2: Probability
3 Chapter 2: Probability
4 Chapter 3: Discrete Random Variables and Their Probability Distributions
5 Chapter 4: Continuous Random Variables and Their Probability Distributions Release of Quiz in the early of the week and submission of the quiz at the end of the week.
6 Chapter 5: Multivariate Probability Distributions Feedback of Quiz.
7 Chapter 6: Functions of Random Variables Release of Assignment 1.
8 Chapter 7: Sampling Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem Submission of Assignment 1.
9 Chapter 8: Estimation Feedback of Assignment 1.
10 Chapter 9: Properties of Point Estimators and Methods of Estimation Release of Assignment 2.
11 Chapter 10: Hypothesis Testing Submission of Assignment 2.
12 Chapter 10: Hypothesis Testing and Revision Feedback of Assignment 2. There will be a final exam during the university examination period. More information and instructions regarding final exams will be provided no later than the week 11 lectures.

## Tutorial Registration

Tutorial signup for this course will be done via the Wattle website. Detailed information about signup times will be provided on Wattle or during your first lecture. When tutorials are available for enrolment, follow these steps:

1.   Log on to Wattle, and go to the course site

2.   Click on the link “Tutorial enrolment”

3.   On the right of the screen, click on the tab “Become Member of…..” for the tutorial class you wish to enter

If you need to change your enrolment, you will be able to do so by clicking on the tab “Leave group….” and then re-enrol in another group. You will not be able to enrol in groups that have reached their maximum number. Please note that enrolment in ISIS must be finalised for you to have access to Wattle.

## Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Quiz 5 % 27/03/2020 03/04/2020 1.2
Assignment 1 15 % 01/05/2020 08/05/2020 1,2
Assignment 2 15 % 22/05/2020 29/05/2020 1,2,3,4
Final Exam 65 % 04/06/2020 02/07/2020 1,2,3,4,5,6

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details

## Policies

ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

## Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

## Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.

## Participation

This course does not require students to use Turnitin for assignment submission.

Attendance and participation in lectures and tutorials is recommended but not assessable.

## Examination(s)

Any student identified, either during the current semester or in retrospect, as having used ghost writing services will be investigated under the University’s Academic Misconduct Rule. Centrally administered examinations through Examinations, Graduations & Prizes will be timetabled prior to the examination period. Please check ANU Timetabling for further information. Exam scripts will not be returned.

Value: 5 %
Due Date: 27/03/2020
Return of Assessment: 03/04/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1.2

Quiz

Students will get 60 minutes to complete this quiz individually. This quiz is designed to cover materials from Week 1 to Week 4. This quiz is compulsory and is to be attempted online on Wattle. The quiz will be available on Monday of Week 5 and will be due at the end of Week 5. The notification about access to the quiz will be announced in Week 4 during lectures and on Wattle. Under no circumstances will the students be able to attempt the quiz outside of the allocated time period. There will be a mix of multiple-choice and numerical calculation questions.

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 01/05/2020
Return of Assessment: 08/05/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2

Assignment 1

The students are expected to complete this assignment individually. This assignment is designed to cover materials from Week 1 to 6 and worth 15% of the total assessment. The assignment and further details will be made available on Monday in Week 7. Students need to submit the hard copies to the admin office on Level 4, CBE Building. There will be a mix of numerical calculation questions and theoretical proofs.

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 22/05/2020
Return of Assessment: 29/05/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Assignment 2

The students are expected to complete this assignment individually. This assignment is designed to cover materials from Week 1 to 9 and worth 15% of the total assessment. The assignment and further details will be made available on Monday in Week 10. Students need to submit the hard copies to the admin office on Level 4, CBE Building. There will be a mix of numerical calculation questions and theoretical proofs.

Value: 65 %
Due Date: 04/06/2020
Return of Assessment: 02/07/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Final Exam

This three-hour final exam (plus 15 minutes reading time) will be based on all the materials covered throughout the duration of the semester. The final examination is worth 65% of the final raw score. Students will be provided with further details regarding the exam no later than the week 11 lectures. There will be a mix of numerical calculation questions and theoretical proofs.

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically, committing to honest and responsible scholarly practice and upholding these values with respect and fairness.

The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with.

## Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

## Hardcopy Submission

Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

## Late Submission

No submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date will be permitted. If an assessment task is not submitted by the due date, a mark of 0 will be awarded.

## Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

## Returning Assignments

The marked hard copy assignments will be mainly returned to students via the admin office on Level 4, CBE Building (26C). Students will be provided with further details on Wattle

site regarding the other returning information as it approaches. You should retain a copy of your submission for your own records. If you do not collect your assignments, they will

be destroyed after the end of the semester.

## Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

## Resubmission of Assignments

It will not be possible for assignments to be resubmitted.

## Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

## Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

## Convener

 Dr Xuan Liang 6125 0401 xuan.liang@anu.edu.au

### Research Interests

Spatial modeling, panel data, social network data modeling, biostatistics, environmental statistics and time series.

### Dr Xuan Liang

 Wednesday 16:00 17:00 Thursday By Appointment

## Instructor

 Dr Xuan Liang 6125 0401 xuan.liang@anu.edu.au

### Dr Xuan Liang

 Wednesday 16:00 17:00 Thursday By Appointment