Pre-requisites: MAS110, MAS111, MAS113

MAS110, MAS111, MAS113

Co-requisites: MAS211, MAS281

Aims/Description: This unit develops methods for analysing data, and provides a foundation for further study of probability and statistics at Level 3. It introduces some standard distributions beyond those met in MAS113, and proceeds with study of continuous multivariate distributions, with particular emphasis on the multivariate normal distribution. Transformations of univariate and multivariate continuous distributions are studied, with the derivation of sampling distributions of important summary statistics as applications. The concepts of likelihood and maximum likelihood estimation are developed. Data analysis is studied within the framework of linear models. There will be substantial use of the software package R.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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