Academic year(s): 2017-2018
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable: 10.00 am Mon (odd weeks), Wed and Fri
This module aims to show how the methods of estimation and hypothesis testing met in 2000- and 3000-level Statistics modules can be justified and derived; to extend those methods to a wider variety of situations. The syllabus includes: comparison of point estimators; the Rao-Blackwell Theorem; distribution theory; Fisher information and the Cramer-Rao lower bound; maximum likelihood estimation; hypothesis-testing; confidence sets.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass MT3507
Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take MT5701
Weekly contact: 2.5 lectures (weeks 1 - 10) and 0.5 tutorial (weeks 2 - 11).
Scheduled learning hours: 30
Guided independent study hours: 120
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%