Introduction to the theory of Statistics II

Spring 2005

Tues-Thr 10:15-11:35

TEXT:

- Introduction to Mathemathical Statistics

5th ed., Hogg & Craig

Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NY.

Course Description:

This course is the continuation of math 554. In this semester we will applied the tools and concepts of last semester to the theory of hypothesis testing. We will cover chapters 5 to 11 of the book. That is, we will learn hypothesis testing, maximum likelihood methods, sufficiency, optimal tests, bayesian statistics. The program is ambitious so we will have to work hard to cover all the subjects. We will have four exams each worth 25\% of your grade. In order to pass the course, you need to obtain an average of 50\% or more.

EXAM DATES:

- EXAM 1: Feb 10 Chapters 5 take home

EXAM 2: Mar 3 Chapter 6 & 7

EXAM 3: Apr 12 Chapter 8 & 9

EXAM 4: May 3 Chapter 11