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Statistics 240: Nonparametric and Robust Methods. Fall 2010

Instructor: Philip B. Stark. Office Hours

Course Outline

This year, the course will emphasize permutation tests. "Permutation" is meant abstractly: it is the action of any group operation, not simply the permutation group on n objects. We will be concerned with identifying invariances that the probability distribution of the data should satisfy if the null hypothesis is true, then evaluating whether the data give evidence against the invariance. There will be examples from psychology, genetics, seismology, astrophysics, political science, accounting, …


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Grading. Grades will be based on assignments, a term project, and a final exam.