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Fall 2017 Schedule and Textbook Information for STAT 517


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STAT 517 - Texbook(s) for Fall 2017

CRN Title Author ISBN Version Req/Opt
48656Statistical InferenceGeorge Casella97805342431282ndY

STAT 517 - Schedule information for Fall 2017

CRN Section Instructor Day Time Room
48656001Qifan SongTR4:30-5:45pmREC 113

STAT 517 - Course Outline

  1. Distribution Theory
    1. Distribution functions and moment-generating functions
    2. Distributions associated with normal samples: c2, t, F
    3. Fundamental distribution theorem for normal samples

  2. Properties of Point Estimators
    1. Unbiasedness
    2. Mean squared error
    3. Consistency

  3. Methods of Constructing Point Estimators
    1. Method of moments
    2. Maximum likelihood
    3. Minimum variance unbiased
    4. Bayes

  4. Confidence Intervals

  5. Sufficient Statistics
    1. Factorization Theorem
    2. Regular exponential families

  6. Tests of Hypotheses
    1. Fundamentals: hypotheses, critical region, Type I and Type II errors, size and power
    2. Most powerful and uniformly most powerful tests
    3. Likelihood ratio tests

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