Statistical Inference

Basic information


60 hours


Probability Theory


Statistical inference, a priori and posteriori distributions, conjugated prioris, Bayes estimators, maximum likelihood estimators and their properties, sufficient statistics; Distributions of the sample mean and variance (Chi-square and t), Confidence intervals, Non-biased estimators; Basic theory of hypothesis testing, t test, F test; Introduction to linear models.


Teaching Plan



•    Bussab, W. de O. and Pedro A. Morettin. Basic Statistics. São Paulo: Ed. Saraiva. 5th. ed. 2003
•    Versani, John. Using R for Introductory Statistics. Chapman & Hall, 2005 (online version at
•    Morris DeGroot, Mark Schervish. Probability and Statistics. Fourth Edition, 2012.


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•    Bickel, P. J.; Doksum, K. A. Mathematical statistics: basic ideas and selected topics. Oaklan, Calif.: Holden Day, 1977. 492p.
•    Larson, H. J. Introduction to probability theory and statistical inference. 3rd. Ed. New York: Wiley, 1982. 637p.
•    David S. Moore. Basic statistics and its practice. Technical and Scientific Books, 2005.