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ST361A: Mathematical Statistics (Fall 2018)

Calendar Description

Parametric statistics; principles of data reduction including sufficiency and likelihood function; point estimation including methods of finding estimators and properties of estimators; interval estimation; hypothesis testing including likelihood ratio testing; introduction to Bayesian analysis.


MA201, ST260 or (ST259 and one of MA241, ST230).




Professor Zilin Wang (PhD)
Office location: LH3047 (Lazaridis Hall)
Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., or by appointment.
E: zwang@wlu.ca
Telephone: x2870


Tuesday and Thursday 1 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. in P120 (Peters Building)


There is no required textbook for this course.


Materials related to this course and the full course outline will be posted on the ST361 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 1 (Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.): 20%
  • Midterm Test 2 (Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.): 20%
  • Final Exam (2.5 hours, exact date, time and location to be announced): 45%

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 ST361 and is provided for the convenience of students.