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Name: Introduction to Statistics
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Language: English (en)
Summary: This course is a short series of lectures on Introductory Statistics. Topics covered are listed in the Table of Contents. The notes were prepared by Ewa Paszek and Marek Kimmel. The development of this course has been supported by NSF 0203396 grant.
Collection Subtype: Course
Subject: Mathematics and Statistics
Keywords: Alternative Hypothesis, Asymptotic Distributions of Maximum Likelihood Estimators, Best critical region, Biased and Unbiased Esimators, Chebyshev’s Inequality, Continuous Distributions, Convidence Intervals, Critical region for the likelihood ratio test, Discrete Distributions, Estimation, Likelihood Function, Likelihood Ratio Tests, Mathematical Expectation, Maximum Likelihood Estimation (MLE), Mean, Most powerful test, Neyman-Pearson Lemma, Null Hypothesis, Probability Value, Random Variable, Sample Size, Significance level of the test, Standard Deviation, Standard Error of the Mean, tail-end probability, Test of the Equality of two Independent Normal Distributions, Tests about one mean and one variance, Tests about Proportions, Tests of Statistical Hypotheses, The Inverse Probability Method for Generating RandomVariables, The Logistic Distribution, Type I error, Type II error, Uniform pseudo_random variable generation, Uniformly most powerful critical region, Variance
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Latest version: 1.3 (history)
First publication date: Mar 27, 2006 9:53 am US/Central
Last revision to collection: Oct 9, 2007 5:38 am GMT-5


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Version: 1.3 Oct 9, 2007 5:38 am GMT-5 by Ewa Paszek
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Version: 1.2 Mar 27, 2006 8:02 pm US/Central by Ewa Paszek
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