STATS 7059  Mathematical Statistics
North Terrace Campus  Semester 1  2022

General Course Information
Course Details
Course Code STATS 7059 Course Mathematical Statistics Coordinating Unit Mathematical Sciences Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge (MATHS 1012 and STATS 2107) or (MATHS 2201 and MATHS 2202 and STATS 2107) or (MATHS 2106 and MATHS 2107 and STATS 2107). Course Description Statistical methods used in practice are based on a foundation of statistical theory. One branch of this theory uses the tools of probability to establish important distributional results that are used throughout statistics. Another major branch of statistical theory is statistical inference. It deals with issues such as how do we define a "good" estimator or hypothesis test, how do we recognise one and how do we construct one? This course is concerned with the fundamental theory of random variables and statistical inference.
Topics covered are: calculus of distributions, moments, moment generating functions; multivariate distributions, marginal and conditional distributions, conditional expectation and variance operators, change of variable, multivariate normal distribution, exact distributions arising in statistics; weak convergence, convergence in distribution, weak law of large numbers, central limit theorem; statistical inference, likelihood, score and information; estimation, minimum variance unbiased estimation, the CramerRao lower bound, exponential families, sufficient statistics, the RaoBlackwell theorem, efficiency, consistency, maximum likelihood estimators, large sample properties; tests of hypotheses, most powerful tests, the NeymanPearson lemma, likelihood ratio, score and Wald tests, large sample properties.Course Staff
Course Coordinator: Dr Melissa Humphries
Course Timetable
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. demonstrate knowledge of, and properties of, statistical models in common use,
2. understand the basic principles underlying statistical inference (estimation and hypothesis testing),
3. be able to construct tests and estimators, and derive their properties,
4. demonstrate knowledge of applicable large sample theory of estimators and tests.University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multidisciplinary or multiprofessional contexts.
All Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problemssolvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidencebased thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
All Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
3 Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
1,2,3 Attribute 8: Selfawareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are selfaware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
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Learning Resources
Required Resources
A set of lecture notes will be provided.Recommended Resources
Recommended textbooks:
Mathematical Statistics with Applications (7th ed.), by D.D. Wackerly, W. Mendenhall, and R.L. Scheaffer, Duxbury Press.
Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis (3rd ed.), by J.A. Rice, Duxbury Press.
Useful textbooks:
Statistical Inference (2nd ed.), by G. Casella and R. L. Berger, Duxbury Press.
Modern Mathematical Statistics with Applications (2nd ed.), by J.L. Devore and K.N. Berk, Springer.Online Learning
This course uses MyUni exclusively for providing electronic resources: lecture notes, assignments, solutions, etc. Students are advised to make extensive use of these resources. 
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
This course relies on lectures as the primary delivery mechanism for the material. Tutorials supplement the lectures by providing exercises and example problems to enhance the understanding obtained through lectures. A sequence of written assignments provides assessment opportunities for students to gauge their progress and understanding.
Workload
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Activity Quantity Workload Hours Lectures 30 90 Tutorials 5 18 Assessments 14 48 Total 156
Learning Activities Summary
Lecture outline
13: Review of probability, random variables, density and mass functions, expectation, mean, variance
46: Standard probability distributions (statistical models) and their properties
67: Exponential families of distributions; distribution and expectation of a function of a random variable
811: Joint distributions, covariance, correlation, independence of random variables, distributions of functions of jointly distributed random variables, conditional distributions, conditional means and variances
1214: Sums of independent random variables, transformations of two or more jointly distributed random variables
1415: Random vectors, the multivariate normal distribution and properties
1619: Modes of convergence, laws of large numbers, central limit theorem, Jensen's inequality
2022: Random samples, the chisquare, t, and F distributions and their roles in normal sampling, basic concepts of statistical inference, the likelihood principle, sufficient statistics
2325: Basic concepts of estimation; method of moments, maximum likelhood, large sample properties (consistency, asymptotic normality), mean square eror, RaoBlackwell theorem
2627: Fisher information, the CramerRao inequality, confidence intervals and properties
2830: Hypothesis testing, types of errors, pvalue, power, NeymanPearson lemma, uniformly most powerful tests, likelihood ratio tests, Wald tests, score tests
Tutorial outline: Tutorial material will be integrated into the lecture and assignment material 
Assessment
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Assessment Summary
Component Weighting Objective Assessment Assignments 30% all Quizzes 10% all MidSemester Test 30% all Endofsemester Test 30% all
There are three assignments in this course (each contribute 10% of final grade).
There are also 10 quizzes througout the course (1% each).
There will be a midsemester test (30%) and an end of semester test (30% of final grade), times and dates TBA.Assessment Related Requirements
An aggregate score of at least 50% is required to pass the course.Assessment Detail
Five equally weighted (10% each) assigments, due at the end of weeks 3, 5, 7, 9, 12.
The assignments will be distributed on Monday of weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 11.Submission
1. All written assignments are to be submitted online via MyUni.
2. Late assignments will not be accepted unless an extension has been arranged prior to the due date.Course Grading
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 149 Fail P 5064 Pass C 6574 Credit D 7584 Distinction HD 85100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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