Statistics 342 Schedule

Spring 2011


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Lecture Topics and Related Readings

Week Monday Wednesday Friday
1 (01/10) Introductions, Review
Chapters 1-2
Review
Chapters 3-4
Review
Chapter 5.1-5.8
2 (01/17) Holiday Functions of r.v.s:
Distributions using cdf

Chapter 6.1-6.3
Functions of r.v.s:
Densities using Transformations

Chapter 6.4
3 (01/24) Functions of r.v.s:
Using Moment generating functions

Chapter 6.5
Multinomial Distribution
Chapters 5.9
Conditional Expectations
Chapter 5.11
4 (01/31) Order Statistics
Chapter 6.7
Blizzard
Stay Warm!
Sampling Distributions
Chapter 7.1-7.2
5 (02/07) Midterm I
Chapters 5.9, 5.11, 6
Sampling Distributions
Chapter 7.1, 7.2
Sampling Distributions and the Normal Distribution
Chapter 7.2
6 (02/14) Midterm I Discussion
Chapters 5.9, 5.11, 6
The Central Limit Theorem
Chapter 7.2
Normal Approximation to Binomial Distribution and Continuity Correction
Chapter 7.5
7 (02/21) Point Estimation: Introduction, Bias and Standard Error
Chapters 8.1, 8.2, 8.3
Mean Squared Error of Point Estimators
Chapter 8.4
Confidence Intervals
Chapters 8.5, 8.6
8 (02/28) Sample Size Selection for controling SE and length of CI
Chapter 8.7
Confidence intervals for means and mean differences, standard deviations, ratios of standard deviations
Chapter 8.8, 8.9
Confidence Intervals Revisited
Chapter 8
9 (03/07) Exam II
Chapters 7, 8
Exam II Discussion
Relative Efficiency, Consistency of Estimators
Chapters 9.1, 9.2, 9.3
10 (03/21) Consistency -- More discussion
Chapter 9.3
Sufficiency
Chapter 9.4
Rao-Blackwell's Theorem
Chapters 9.5
11 (03/28) Method of Moments Estimation
Chapter 9.6
Maximum Likelihood Estimation
Chapter 9.7
MLE and estimating its variance
Chapters 9.7, 9.8
11 (04/04) Elements of a Statistical Test
Chapter 10.2
Common Large and Small-Sample Tests
Chapter 10.3, 10.8
Type II Error and Power of a Test
Chapters 10.4
11 (04/11) Exam III
Chapters 9, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3
Exam III Discussion

p-value of a Test
Chapters 10.6
11 (04/18) Hypothesis-Testing and Confidence Intervals
Chapter 10.5
Testing Variances
Chapter 10.9
Neyman-Pearson Lemma, Likelihood Ratio Tests
Chapters 10.10, 10.11
11 (04/25) Linear Models and Regression
Chapter 11.2-11.4
Inferences on Parameters, Correlation, Prediction
Chapter 11.5, 11.6, 11.7, 11.8
Multiple Linear Regression
Chapters 11.11, 11.12

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