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Statistical Theory - STAT710

This unit introduces the fundamental principles of statistical inference and estimation theory. The unit begins with a discussion of probability concepts, including relative frequency, random variables, distributions and large sample theory. A discussion of estimation concepts is provided, particularly unbiasedness, consistency and efficiency. Likelihood theory is then developed, including the concept of sufficiency and the maximum likelihood approach to estimation. Hypothesis testing concepts and methods are discussed with a particular focus on likelihood ratio, score and Wald tests. An introduction to Bayesian inference principles is also provided.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Evening - Session 1, North Ryde, Evening

Staff Contact(s): Professor Ian Marschner

Admission to MRes Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): STAT806, STAT810
Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Statistics

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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