STA355H1: Theory of Statistical Practice

Hours: 
24L/12P

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.

Prerequisite: 

STA255H1 (75%)/ STA248H1 (75%)/ STA238H1 (75%)/ STA261H1 (60%)/ ECO227Y1 (60%)/STAB57H5 (60%)/STA260H5 (60%)/ECO227Y5 (60%); MAT235Y1/​ MAT237Y1/​ MAT257Y1/​(MATB41H3, MATB42H3)/(MAT232H5, MAT236H5)/(MAT233H5, MAT236H5); MAT223H1/​ MAT240H1/​MATA23H3/MAT223H5/MAT240H5

Exclusion: 

STAC58H3

Recommended Preparation: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Science
Breadth Requirements: 
The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)