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Fall 2020 Schedule and Textbook Information for STAT 517

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STAT 517 - Texbook(s) for Fall 2020

CRN Title Author ISBN Version Req/Opt
26450Introduction to Mathematical StatisticsRobert V. Hogg; Joseph W. McKean; Allen T. Craig97801346869988thY
48656Introduction to Mathematical StatisticsRobert V. Hogg; Joseph W. McKean; Allen T. Craig97801346869988thY


STAT 517 - Schedule information for Fall 2020

CRN Section Instructor Day Time Room
48656001Xiao WangTR12:00-1:15pmMSEE B012

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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