Essentials of Probability and Statistical Inference II: Statistical Inference
- 2nd term
- 4 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2020 - 2021
- Instruction Method:
- Class Times:
- M W, 3:30 - 4:50pm
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.
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 Objectives:
- 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
- Instructor Consent:
Consent required for some students
- Consent Note:
Course intended for Biostatistics ScM and MHS candidates only; consent needed for anyone who is not a Biostatistics PhD, ScM, or MHS student.
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