University of the South Pacific
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis course introduces students to the techniques of statistical inference that may be used to draw valid inferences about population parameters from sample information. Topics covered include sampling distributions of chi-square, T and F, Point estimation: properties of estimators, methods of maximum likelihood and moments, elements of hypothesis testing, confidence intervals and tests of significance for population proportion, mean and variance and nonparametric tests: sign test for matched pairs, Wilcoxon signed-rank test, Mann-Whitney U test, Runs test for randomness, Kruskal-Wallis test for one-way layout.
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