INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL THEORY II Syllabus

140.674.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 4 Credit(s)
MW 10:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Describe foundations and to discuss classical theory/methods for drawing statistical inference
    • Describe 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

    PhD students in Biostatistics

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on homework and one exam per term.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Prerequisites

    140.671-673

  • 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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