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140.647.01 ESSENTIALS OF PROBABILITY AND STATISTICAL INFERENCE II: STATISTICAL INFERENCE

Department: Biostatistics
Term: 2nd term
Credits: 4 credits
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:
Description:

Introduces students to the theory of statistical inference. Topics include the frequentist, Bayesian and likelihood approaches to statistical inference including estimation, testing hypotheses and interval estimation. Emphasizes rigorous analysis (including proofs), as well as interpretation of results and simulation for illustration.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the theoretical basis for the current methods used in statistical analysis

Methods of Assessment: Method of student evaluation based on 4-5 problem sets and a final exam
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 3:30 - 4:50
  • Thursday 3:30 - 4:50
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

Course intended for Biostatistics MHS and ScM candidates only

For consent, contact: mrosenbl@jhsph.edu
Prerequisite:

Working knowledge of linear algebra, including the ability to invert a matrix; full year college level calculus, plus current working knowledge of it, meaning you can quickly do integration and differentiation of standard functions, which are needed for homework and exam questions.

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail