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STAT411 Probability and Inference 3

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An overview of advanced probability theory and the classical theory of statistical inference.

Paper title Probability and Inference 3
Paper code STAT411
Subject Statistics
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,154.90
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,801.79

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Paper Structure


  • Probability theory
  • Random variables
  • Distribution and models
  • Point estimation
  • Interval estimation
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Likelihood-based inference
Teaching Arrangements
Three 1-hour lectures per week, plus a weekly tutorial session.
Required text: Statistical Inference by George Casella and Roger Berger (2002: Second Edition, Duxbury).
Course outline
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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will develop
  • A firm grounding in the fundamentals of advanced statistical theory
  • An understanding as to how such theory can be used in practice

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system