INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL THEORY I Syllabus

140.673.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 3rd Term | 4 Credit(s)
TTh 3:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    Constantine Frangakis
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • discuss classical theory/methods for drawing statistical inference
    • Discuss the statistical reasoning and theoretical justification behind two main streams in inference: hypothesis testing and estimation (point and interval)
  • Course Description
    Introduces modern statistical theory, including likelihood functions; minimal sufficiency; exponential families; theory estimation, theory of optimal tests, and confidence intervals; robustness; and decision theory.
  • Intended Audience
    Biostatisticd PhD Students
  • Methods of Assessment
    Student evaluation based on homework and one exam per term.
  • Prerequisites
    140.671-672
  • Required Text(s)

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    Reference book
    George Casella, and Roger L. Berger, Statistical Inference, 2nd Ed, Wadsworth, Pacific Grove, CA .

    Optional reference book
    Bickel and Doksum, Mathematical Statistics, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.
    Cox and Hinkley, Theoretical Statistics, Chapman and Hall, London, .

  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

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