ST104B Statistics 2 (half course)
There has been a minor revision to this syllabus.
Students may bring into the examination hall their own hand held electronic calculator. If calculators are used they must satisfy the requirements listed in section 3 of the Detailed Regulations.
Statistical tables will be provided.
04b Statistics 2 must be taken after, or at the same time as, 04a Statistics 1
This half course develops the ideas of measurement and hypothesis testing which have already been introduced. Some competence in Mathematics is assumed.
To have reached the level of Statistics 1
Independence for several events, random variables, manipulation of E, V and Cov.
Moments of distributions. Important distributions including binomial, uniform, exponential and Poisson, Student's t, F. Joint probability distributions.
Bias, Mean square error. Efficiency. Hypothesis testing and confidence intervals for parameters such as mean, proportion, difference between means and proportions, a, b and rē.
Goodness of fit tests
Chi-squared test of goodness-of-fit for simple contingency table models.
One-way and two-way analysis of variance tables. The use of the F test.
Least squares. Interval estimation. Diagnostics. Several explanatory variables.