STAT/MATH 415, Section 003

Introduction to Mathematical Statistics


This course provides an introduction to mathematical statistics, covering the
fundamentals of statistical inference. The topics covered will include: sufficiency,
parameter estimation, hypothesis testing, non-parametric statistical methods,
regression analysis, analysis of variance, chi-square tests, subjective probability,
Bayesian estimation, best critical regions, and likelihood ratio tests.
During the course, we will monitor the New York Times and Centre Daily Times
newspapers for articles involving mathematical statistics. We will study the
statistical information in such articles and relate them to the subject of the
course and to everyday life and experiences.

Contact Information

  • Donald Richards, Instructor
    • Class Time: MWF 4:40 - 5:30 p.m., 104 Thomas Building
    • Office Hours: MWF 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., or by appointment
    • Office: 311 Thomas Building
    • Phone: 865-3993
    • E-mail:

  • Mauricio Nascimento, Jr., Teaching Assistant
    • Office Hours: By appointment
    • Office: 333 Thomas Building
    • E-mail: mfn120(at)psu.edu

Course Information



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