Mathematics - Statistical Inference

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Course contents:

Point Estimation: Parametric point estimation, unbiasedness, consistency, efficiency, method of moments and maximum likelihood, lower bounds for the variance of an estimator, Frechet-Rao-Cramer, Bhattacharya, Chapman-Robbins-Kiefer inequalities. Sufficiency, minimal sufficiency, Factorization Theorem, Rao-Blackwell Theorem, completeness, Lehmann-Scheffe Theorem, UMVUE, Basu’s Theorem, invariance, best equivariant estimators.

Testing of Hypotheses: Tests of hypotheses, simple and composite hypotheses, types of error, Neyman-Pearson Lemma, families with monotone likelihood ratio, UMP, UMP unbiased and UMP invariant tests. Likelihood ratio tests - applications to one sample and two sample problems, Chi-square tests. Wald’s sequential probability ratio test.

Interval estimation: methods for finding confidence intervals, shortest length confidence intervals.

Course Lectures