Statistics 200b - Some Details - Spring 2009

Statistics at an Advanced Level (4)

The final will be in Rooms 85 Evans + 87 Evans

Meant for senior undergraduate and graduate students. It is a basic course for the Statistics MA exam.

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Class: TT 0930-1100 in Cory 247 - STARTING JAN 27 310 HEARST MIN

Labs: There are two 2 hour labs.

1. F 10-12 in 330 Evans; 2. F 1-3 in 330 Evans First meeting January 23

Listed topics: Estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, linear models, large sample theory, categorical models, decision theory

First homework and lab

Second homework and lab

Third homework and lab

Fourth homework and lab

Fifth homework and lab

Sixth homework and lab. Due Mar 17.

See also for the homeworks and labs

Chapter 1 Notes

Chapter 2 Notes

Chapter 3 Notes

Chapter 4 Notes

Chapter 4 more Notes

Chapter 5 Notes

Last year's midterm

Chapter 6 Notes

Chapter 7 Notes

Chapter 8 Notes

Chapter 8 and Chapter 10

Chapter 10

More Chapter 10

Chapter 9

More Chapter 9

Yet more Chapter 9

Prerequisites: Statistics 200a, two years of calculus and one semester of linear algebra

Required text: A. C. Davison (2003) Statistical Models Cambridge
Its website: (Errata)
Cost of paperback: $50.00 at Amazon
It is expected to cover Chapters 1-5, 7, 8, and some of 9 and 10

Recommended text for lab:W.N. Venables and B.D. Ripley Modern Applied Statistics with S-Plus. Fourth edition. Springer.

Course grade: max{.25 homework + .25 midterm + .50 final, final}

Instructor: David R. Brillinger


Office Hours:Wednesday 1500-1730, in 417 Evans.

Graduate Student Instructor: Charlotte Wickham

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Office Hours:1-2 Mon, Thu in 387 Evans