Stat 470 syllabus
Bulletin Description A comprehensive introduction to the mathematical
foundations of statistics. Sufficient statistics and information. Parameter
estimation, maximum likelihood and moment estimation, optimality properties of
estimators and confidence intervals. Hypothesis testing, likelihood ratio tests and
power functions. Credit for both ST 470 and MA 551 is not allowed.
Prerequisite MA 451 or MA 550.
Text Mathematical Statistics with Applications, Wackerly, et al. 7th edition
Thompson ISBN 9780495110811
Coverage Chapter 6-10
Learning Objectives The purpose of this course is to provide students with a
clear understanding of the mathematical hypotheses underlying basic statistical
data analysis methods and the mathematical structure that define the quality and
reliability of these methods.
Last Updated February 18, 2014