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Probability and Estimation Theory - STAT2011

Year - 2018

This unit provides an introduction to univariate techniques in data analysis and the most common statistical distributions that are used to model patterns of variability. Common discrete random models like the binomial, Poisson and geometric, continuous models including the normal and exponential will be studied along with elementary regression models. The method of moments and maximum likelihood techniques for fitting statistical distributions to data will be explored. The unit will have weekly computer classes where candidates will learn to use a statistical computing package to perform simulations and carry out computer intensive estimation techniques like the bootstrap method.

Classes
Three 1 hour lectures, one 1 hour tutorial and one 1 hour computer laboratory week.

Assessment
One 2 hour exam, assignments and/or quizzes, and computer practical reports (100%)

Pre-requisites

(MATH1X21 or MATH1931 or MATH1X01 or MATH1906 or MATH1011) and (MATH1XX5 or STAT1021 or ECMT1010 or BUSS1020)

Prohibitions

STAT2901 or STAT2001 or STAT2911

Details

Faculty: Science

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Mathematics and Statistics Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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