MXB341 Statistical Inference

This is an advanced unit in mathematical statistics covering the theory of point estimation and inference using both classical and Bayesian methods.  Statistical inference is the practice of both estimating probability distribution parameters and using statistical testing to validate these results, and plays a crucial role in research, and many real-world applications. You will use the methods of least squares, moments, and maximum likelihood to construct estimators of probability distribution parameters and evaluate them according to criteria including completeness, sufficiency, and efficiency.  Results will be computed both analytically and numerically using software such as R.  You will learn and apply the Neyman-Pearson Lemma for the construction of statistical tests, including to real-world applications, and learn Bayesian statistics for finding posterior distributions of parameters and evaluating their performance.  Results will be communicated both orally and in written form.

Unit information

Unit code
MXB341
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School/Discipline
Mathematical Sciences
Study area
Science and mathematics
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 1, 2020 24 February 2020 - 19 June 2020 Gardens Point
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Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2020: $1,190
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2020: $3,348
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2020: $4,008
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Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Prerequisites
MXB241 or MAB314
Equivalents
MAB524

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
Co-requisites
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Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

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