Stat 470 syllabus

Statistical Theory

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