STA355H1: Theory of Statistical Practice


STA355H1 provides a unifying structure for the methods taught in other courses, and will enable students to read methodological research articles or articles with a large methodological component. Topics covered include statistical models and distributions; fundamentals of inference: estimation, hypothesis testing, and significance levels; likelihood functions and likelihood-based inference; prior distributions and Bayesian inference.


STA255H1(75%: beginning Fall 2019)/ STA248H1(75%: beginning Fall 2019)/ STA238H1(75%: beginning Fall 2019)/ STA261H1(60%: beginning Fall 2019)/ ECO227Y1(60%: beginning Fall 2019), MAT235Y1/​ MAT237Y1/​ MAT257Y1, MAT223H1/​ MAT240H1

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The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)