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STAT270 Probability and Inference

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An introduction to the theory that underlies the statistical methods introduced in STAT110/STAT115. 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 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $913.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.40

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One of (BSNS 112 , COMO 101, STAT 110, STAT 115) and MATH 160
STAT 261
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science

Teaching staff

Dr Ting Wang and Dr Matthew Parry


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.

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22
Wednesday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 9-13, 15-22
A2 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 9-13, 15-22