## Course Information

### Statistics 417 (Sections 1)-Fall 2017

http://www.stat.purdue.edu/~tlzhang/stat417/stat417.html

### Course Description

Statistics 417 is an introduction course to statistical theory for undergraduate students in statistics, emphasizing inference for standard parametric families of distributions. It will cover properties of estimation and hypothesis testing, including sufficient statistics, maximum likelihood estimation, moment estimation, Bayesian estimation, uniform most powerful test, likelihood-ratio test, and etc. Students should have knowledge in probability distributions.

### Prerequisite:

• Stat 416 or an equivalent course.

### Schedule

• Class: WMF 8:30-9:20am, REC 114.
• Midterm evening exam, TBA.
• Final: TBA.

### Instructor

• Tonglin Zhang, Associate professor of Statistics
• Email: tlzhang@purdue.edu
• Office: 172 HAAS
• Phone: (765)496-2079, Fax: (765)494-0558
• Office Hour: 10:00am-12:00pm on Tuesday.

• Ziheng Qian: qian61@purdue.edu.
• Send email to the grader and cc to me if you have any grading questions about the homework.

### Main Chapters to Be Covered

• Main Chapter: Chapter 6
• Minor Chapters: Chapter 7 and 8
• At the beginning: review of probability

### Web Page

All course information will be available on www.stat.purdue.edu/~tlzhang/stat417/stat417.htm.

### Homework

Questions and solutions of homework assigments will be posted.

### Exams

• Open-book and open notes.
• Makeup: must be pre-approved at least one week before the official exam time. Students cannot decide it by themselves. The instructor can deny a makeup exam if it is not pre-approved. At least 20% deduction if a student does not follow the rule.
• Emergency events will be considered.