- Code STAT6039
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Rsch Sch of Finance, Actuarial Studies & App Stats
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Statistics
- Areas of interest Statistics
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course involves on campus teaching. For students unable to come to campus there will be a remote option. See the Class Summary for more details.
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Calculate probabilities using set theory and combinatorics;
- Use and describe discrete, continuous and multivariate random variables and their probability distributions in simple and complex cases;
- Define sampling distributions and use the central limit theorem;
- Explain in detail and use the method of moments and maximum likelihood estimation;
- Perform confidence estimation and hypothesis testing in a variety of contexts; and
- Use and describe in detail the fundamental concepts of Bayesian statistics and Bayesian estimators.
Offerings of this course outside of Semester 1 and Semester 2 are available only to students enrolled in MADA.
- Typical assessment may include, but is not restricted to: exams, assignments, quizzes, presentations and other assessment as appropriate (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
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Students are expected to commit 130 hours of work in completing this course. This includes time spent in scheduled classes and self-directed study time.
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Information about the prescribed textbook will be available via the Class Summary
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