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MA341A: Introduction to the Theory of Statistics (Fall 2017)

Calendar Description

Review of problems and objectives of parametric statistics; likelihood function; methods of finding estimators; properties of estimators; interval estimation; hypothesis testing procedures; Neyman-Pearson Lemma and likelihood ratio testing.†


MA201, and one of MA141, or MA240 (or permission of the department).




Professor Zilin Wang (PhD)
Office: LH3047 (Lazaridis Hall)
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., or by appointment.
Email: zwang@wlu.ca
Telephone: x2870


Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. in BA209 (Bricker Academic Building)


There is no required textbook for this course.


Materials related to this course and the full course outline will be posted on the MA341 MyLearningSpace website. You are responsible for checking here on a regular basis for important announcements.


A final mark out of 100 will be calculated as follows:

  • Assignments: 15%
  • Midterm Test (Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. in N1002): 35%
  • Final Exam (2.5 hours, exact date, time and location to be announced): 50%

The final mark will be reported as a letter grade in accordance with the conversion table of the current undergraduate calendar.

This document is a summary of the course outline for MA341 and is provided for the convenience of students.