140.774.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 4 Credit(s)
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able: 1) compare and criticize the basic paradigms of statistical inference; 2) formulate and contrast concepts of statistical evidence.
  • Course Description

    Investigates the foundations of statistics as applied to assessing the evidence provided by an observed set of data. Topics include: law of likelihood, the likelihood principle, evidence and the likelihood paradigm for statistical inference; failure of the Neyman-Pearson and Fisherian theories to evaluate evidence; marginal, conditional, profile and other likelihoods; and applications to common problems of inference.

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on problem sets and class presentation of solutions to the problem sets.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Prerequisites


  • 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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