This course introduces statistical inference, sampling distributions, and confidence intervals. Students will learn how to define and construct good estimators, method of moments estimation, maximum likelihood estimation, and methods of constructing confidence intervals that will extend to more general settings. [...]
This course provides an introduction to basic statistical concepts. We begin by walking through a library of probability distributions – including the normal distribution, which in turn leads to the Central Limit Theorem. We then discuss elementary descriptive statistics and estimation methods.