The Pennsylvania State University, Fall 2018

STAT 514: Theory of Statistics II


This is a course on theoretical statistics for first-year graduate students. Topics treated include:
Sufficiency, completeness, the likelihood principle, parameter estimation, hypothesis testing,
decision theory, Bayesian inference, sequential procedures, multivariate distributions and
inference, and nonparametric inference. Applications to a variety of fields will be explored.

Throughout the course, we will monitor the New York Times and Centre Daily Times
newspapers for articles that lead to applications of mathematical statistics. We will study the
statistical information in such articles and relate them to the subject of the course and to our
everyday life and experiences.

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