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MT3507   Mathematical Statistics

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 11.00 am Mon (odd weeks), Wed & Fri

Together with MT3508, this module provides a bridge between second year and Honours modules in statistics. It will provide students with a solid theoretical foundation on which much of more advanced statistical theory and methods are built. This includes probability generating functions and moment generating functions, as well as widely used discrete distributions (binomial, Poisson, negative binomial and multinomial) and continuous distributions (gamma, exponential, chi-squared, beta, t-distribution, F-distribution, and multivariate normal). It will also provide a foundation in methods of statistical inference (maximum likelihood and Bayesian) and model selection methods based on information theory (AIC and BIC).

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass MT2508

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2.5 hours of lectures and 1 tutorial.

Scheduled learning hours: 35

Guided independent study hours: 115

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 90%, Class Test = 10%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 0%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Prof S T Buckland
Module teaching staff: Prof S T Buckland