Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
MATH 243, MATH 277
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
This course covers distribution theory; estimation including minimum variance unbiased estimators and sufficiency; statistical inference and hypothesis testing. The topics of estimation and hypothesis testing met in MATH 277 will be looked at in greater depth. Optimal estimation procedures and tests will be developed.
In-depth cover of classical statistical inference procedures in estimation and hypothesis testing. Topics include: limit theorems; theory of parametric estimation; sufficiency and efficiency; uniformly most powerful tests and likelihood ratio tests; nonparametric and robust methods. Notions of linear regression, decision theory and Bayesian inference.
Course learning objectives
Students who pass this course will be able to:
- Understand and be able to apply the fundamental ideas of mathematical statistics
- Be able to use sample data to find the “best” estimator of a population parameter in a particular situation
- Test the validity of claims about population parameters (e.g. using a pivotal function of relevant sample statistics)
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