# Introduction to Statistical Theory & Methodology-1 (420-1-20)

## Instructors

Noelle I Samia

847.491.5772

2006 Sheridan Road

## Meeting Info

University Hall 122: Tues, Thurs 2:00PM - 3:20PM

## Overview of class

The goal of the Statistics 420 sequence is to provide a comprehensive introduction to statistical theory and methodology at a level not requiring advanced probability theory (i.e., measure theory). Statistics 420-1 covers distribution theory. Distribution theory is concerned with probability distributions of random variables, particularly those concepts that arise frequently in statistical theory. The emphasis on this course is on the precise and careful statement of results and on the accurate determination of quantities such as moments, distribution functions, and so on, that are often used in statistical methodology. Prerequisites: A good background in calculus, real analysis (e.g., the concept of a limit), linear algebra, elementary probability theory, and statistical methods.

## Registration Requirements

Prerequisites: A good background in calculus, real analysis (e.g., the concept of a limit), linear algebra, elementary probability theory, and statistical methods.

## Evaluation Method

Homework/Exams

## Class Materials (Required)

ISBN: 978-0521844727; Elements of Distribution Theory; T.A. Severini; Cambridge University Press

On April 18, 2023, the Amazon price is $54.99 for paperback and $21.42 for e-textbook rental.