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Statistical Inference - STAT806

This unit provides an introduction to likelihood-based statistical inference. After a brief discussion of the multivariable calculus concepts needed, students will study (multivariate) change of variable, the likelihood function and maximum likelihood estimation, using examples from a range of distributions. The theory of estimation and hypothesis testing will be discussed, including most powerful tests, large sample theory, the sufficiency principle, the likelihood ratio principle, and sequential probability ratio tests.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day (On-campus dates: None)

S1 External - Session 1, External

Staff Contact(s): Professor Barry Quinn, Dr Thomas Fung



(Admission to MAppStat or GradDipAppStat and (MATH604 and STAT670 and STAT680 and STAT683)) or (admission to Msc or MActPrac)

NCCW(s): STAT710, STAT810
Unit Designation(s):



Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Statistics

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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