Mathematical Statistics

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mathematical Statistics

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Mathematics, Statistics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    (STAT2004 + MATH2000)

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    Hours & Credits

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  • Overview

    Course Description
    Likelihood theory: maximum likelihood, asymptotic theory, nuisance parameters, applications, likelihood ratio test, score tests, Wald tests, exponential family (properties: sufficiency, completeness). Confidence intervals, hypothesis tests. Baysian inference. Multivariate normal distribution & quadratic forms. Distributional results & inference for general linear model.
    Course Introduction
    Statistics provides the mathematical language and techniques necessary for understanding and dealing with chance, uncertainty and variability in Nature. In this course you will learn how to use probability and other branches of mathematics to extract patterns and other useful information from numerical data in a careful and precise manner. The course has three main parts:
    • Classical Mathematical Statistics. Here you will learn the powerful classical mathematical techniques for efficient data analysis.
    • Computational Methods. Here you will learn how modern computational techniques can be used to implement the relevant statistical methodology.
    • Bayesian Statistics. Here you will learn how to use the Bayesian approach to statistics.
    Learning Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    • Understand of the main concepts of mathematical statistics, and use this understanding to solve a range of practical and theoretical problems in statistics.
    • Recognise the role of Monte Carlo methods in modern statistics, and apply Monte Carlo techniques to simple problems.
    • Apply the Bayesian approach to statistical inference, and understand its significance.
    Class Contact
    3 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour
    Assessment Summary
    Problem Set(s): 40%
    Final Exam: 60%

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