Loyola University Chicago

Mathematics and Statistics

STAT 426: Advanced Statistical Inference

Course Details
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: STAT 304 and 305 (or equivalent), or permission of instructor.
Description:  This course presents the role of likelihood methods in a whole range of statistical problems. The course reviews theoretical developments such as efficiency, completeness, and the Cramer-Rao lower bound, and shows how the likelihood approach is used to surpass these methods and to analyze regression problems, to deal with nuisance parameters by using marginal likelihood methods, and to deal with complex data structures such as censored and spatial data.