Math 4700 – Special Topics in Mathematics: Statistical Inference with R

Lecture Time: 2:00pm  3:50pm (MW)   Location: Zoom

Textbook: Casella and Berger, Statistical Inference 2nd Ed.

Instructor: Mei Yin
   Office and Office Hours: Zoom, 10:30am  12:00pm (MW), or by appointment
Tentative Calendar:

The Week Of
Material Covered
March 30  April 3
Introduction to R
April 6 April 10 Sufficiency Principle of Data Reduction
April 13 April 17
Likelihood Principle of Data Reduction
April 20 April 24
Methods of Finding Point Estimators
April 27 May 1
Methods of Evaluating Point Estimators
May 4 – May 8
Methods of Finding Hypothesis Tests
May 11  May 15
Methods of Evaluating Hypothesis Tests
May 18 May 22
Methods of Finding Interval Estimators
May 26 May 29 Methods of Evaluating Interval Estimators
June 1  June 5
Project Presentation

Grading: Your final grade for the course will be determined based on a numerical weighted average calculated as follows: Homework 30% Midterm 30% Term Project 40%.

Homework: There will be four homework sets, due at the beginning of the class on Mondays April 13, April 27, May 18, and June 1.

Midterm: A take-home midterm will be given, with a tentative due date on Monday, May 11.

Term Project: The term project can be targeted towards either the theoretical or the applied aspect of statistics and is due on Friday, June 5.

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