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Statistics (STAT)

School of Mathematics and Statistics Faculty of Science

STAT 4500 [0.5 credit]

Parametric Estimation (Honours)

Preliminaries on probability theory; exact and asymptotic sampling distributions; unbiasedness, consistency, efficiency, sufficiency and completeness; properties of maximum likelihood estimators; least squares estimation of location and scale parameters based on order statistics and sample quantiles; Best Asymptotically Normal (BAN) estimators. Also offered at the graduate level, with additional or different requirements, as STAT 5600, for which additional credit is precluded.
Prerequisite: STAT 3550 or STAT 3559 or permission of the School.
Lectures three hours a week.

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