Courses Catalogue

Statistics Inference

COURSE CODE: MAT 3201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Education (Mathematics) - B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

·      Inferential Statistics: sampling distributions, point and interval estimation.

·      Criteria of good estimators, maximum likelihood estimators and their large sample properties.

·      Statistical hypotheses and tests, including most powerful and uniformly most powerful tests and likelihood ratio tests, classical tests of parametric hypotheses about means and variances of normal populations, tests for proportion, chi-square tests of homogeneity, independence, goodness-of-fit, sign test and Wilcoxon test.

·      Introduction to regression theory. Least squares estimation, hypothesis testing, prediction, regression diagnostics, residual analysis, variance stabilizing transformations, regression using indicator variables, variable selection, and model building.

·      The basics of hypothesis testing using likelihood ratios, point and interval estimation, including consistency, efficiency, and sufficient statistics, and some nonparametric methods are presented. Multiple regression and trend surface analysis. Analysis of variance.

MODE OF DELIVERY

·         Lecture and discussion

·         Group discussion

  • Reading and problem assignments