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STAT370 Statistical Inference

A continuation of the theoretical development begun in STAT 270, this paper will cover the theory of ordinary least squares, maximum likelihood estimation and inference, hypothesis testing, and Bayesian inference.

Paper title Statistical Inference
Paper code STAT370
Subject Statistics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $886.35
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,766.35

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Prerequisite
(STAT 270 or STAT 261) and MATH 170
Restriction
STAT 362
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science
Teaching staff

Dr Matthew Parry

Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Useful references:

  • Mathematical Statistics with Applications by Wackerly, Mendenhall and Scheaffer
  • An Introduction to Mathematical Statistics and its Applications by Larsen and Marx

A full set of lecture notes is available on the Departmental website.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will develop an understanding of key concepts in mathematical statistics.

Contact

katrina.sharples@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

Second Semester

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41