STAT 447: Statistical Theory for Research Workers
(4-0) Cr. 4. F.S.SS.
Prereq: MATH 151 and permission of instructor, or MATH 265
Primarily for graduate students not majoring in statistics. Emphasis on aspects of the theory underlying statistical methods. Probability, probability density and mass functions, distribution functions, moment generating functions, sampling distributions, point and interval estimation, maximum likelihood and likelihood ratio tests, linear model theory, conditional expectation and minimum mean square error estimation, introduction to posterior distributions and Bayesian analysis, use of simulation to verify and extend theory. Credit for both STAT 341 and STAT 447 may not be applied toward graduation.