Theory of Statistics (Stat 593)
Spring 2017

General Information

Lecturer Zhiqiang Tan
Office: 459 Hill Center
Email: ztan at

Lectures: MW 10:20-11:40AM, HIL 522
Office hours: M 1:00-2:00PM.
Prerequisite Stat 592 or equivalent.
Textbook Casella and Berger (2002) Statistical Inference (2nd edition), Duxbury.
Data Reduction Chapter 6, Sections 6.1-6.3
Point Estimation Chapter 7, Sections 7.1-7.3
Hypothesis Testing Chapter 8, Sections 8.1-8.3
Interval Estimation Chapter 9, Sections 9.1-9.3
Asymptotic Evaluations Chapter 10, Sections 10.1-10.4
Exams and Homework There will be 2 midterm exam and a final exam. One page of information sheet is allowed.
Homework will be assigned and collected.
Grading The final grade will be based on the following components with the weights:
Homework: 20%
Midterm Exam #1: 20%
Midterm Exam #2: 20%
Final Exam: 40%
Makeup policy Make-up exams will only be given if written documentation of a major outside circumstance is provided by a dean or a doctor.
Students who miss exams without presenting proper documentation in a timely manner will receive a grade of zero.
Homework Assignments HW 1, HW 2, HW 3, HW 4, HW 5.

HW 1 solution.
HW 2 solution to textbook problems & to adidtional problems.
Solution to first midterm.
HW 3 solution.
HW 4 solution.
Solution to second midterm.