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STAT270 Probability and Inference

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
Paper code STAT270
Subject Statistics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $886.35
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,766.35

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Prerequisite
MATH 160 and one of STAT 110, STAT 115, COMO 101, BSNS 112
Restriction
STAT 261
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science
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.

Teaching staff

Dr Ting Wang and Dr Matthew Parry

Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Contact

katrina.sharples@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Other

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 09:00-09:50 9-16, 18-22
Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-16, 18-22
Wednesday 09:00-09:50 9-16, 18-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 9-16, 18-22
A2 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 9-16, 18-22