An introduction to the theory that underlies the statistical methods introduced in STAT 110/115. Probability theory, random variables and distributions, expectation and variance, likelihoods, estimators and confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and Bayesian inference.
|Paper title||Probability and Inference|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$904.05|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,954.75|
- MATH 160 and one of STAT 110, STAT 115, COMO 101, BSNS 112
- STAT 261
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Science
- Teaching staff
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Critical thinking, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will develop an ability to conduct analyses and design statistical methods for cases in which the 'standard' toolbox is inadequate.