140.673.01 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL THEORY I
Introduces modern statistical theory, including likelihood functions; minimal sufficiency; exponential families; theory estimation, theory of optimal tests, and confidence intervals; robustness; and decision theory.
140.673 and 140.674 build upon probability concepts introduced in 140. 671-2 to lay out foundations and to discuss classical theory/methods for drawing statistical inference. Emphasis is on statistical reasoning and theoretical justification behind two main streams in inference: hypothesis testing and estimation (point and interval).
- Tuesday 3:30 - 4:50
- Thursday 3:30 - 4:50