ADVANCED STATISTICAL THEORY I Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- be introduced to the role of statistics as a path towards inference and making decisions
- Discuss basic decision theory, including the properties of Bayes rules and other ordering of decision strategies
- justify decision theory on simple axioms, and examine reasons for studying restricted estimation strategies
- examine properties of unbiased estimation and functions
Course DescriptionExamines statistics as a discipline along the path towards making decisions. First examines the justification of statistics from axioms on informed preferences and its close connection to Bayesian theory, and then examines the role of standardizing intermediate steps, through various additional restrictions on estimation, and studies the properties of the resulting methods.
Methods of AssessmentStudent evaluation based on one mid-term exam and one project per term.
Prerequisites140.673-674, 140.692-694, and knowledge of laws of large numbers and central limit theorem
Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.
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