Mathematical Statistics

The Open University

Course Information

You will study distribution theory, leading on to the theory of statistical inference developed under both classical and Bayesian approaches. In the classical case, you will focus on maximum likelihood estimation. You’ll also explore the development of these ideas in the context of linear modelling (regression and extensions). To study this Mathematical Statistics programme offered by The Open University, you should have a sound knowledge of basic statistical ideas and competence in calculus, algebra and matrices, as provided by the appropriate OU level 1 and 2 study.

What you will study

Other OU statistics modules focus on hands-on practical applications of statistical techniques and interpretation of data and statistical analyses. This module complements these modules by providing the mathematical theory underlying the methods and concepts, including a treatment of both classical and Bayesian statistics. A considerable amount of mathematics is sometimes required for this development.

This module is delivered online, with integrated use of exercises, animations, audio and video segments. You will also be provided with printed versions of the main units, extra exercises and a handbook.

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