ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Statistics and Probability (STP)

STP 220 Conceptual Statistics. (3)
fall and spring
Treats the concepts and vocabulary needed to evaluate statistical reports on health, technology, and society. Aggressively emphasizes understanding over computation. Lecture, teamwork. Prerequisite: MAT 114 or 117 (or its equivalent).
General Studies: CS

STP 226 Elements of Statistics. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Basic concepts and methods of statistics, including descriptive statistics, significance tests, estimation, sampling, and correlation. Not open to majors in mathematics or the physical sciences. Prerequisite: MAT 114 or 117 (or its equivalent).
General Studies: CS

STP 326 Intermediate Probability. (3)
fall and spring
Probability models and computations, joint and conditional distributions, moments, and families of distributions. Topics in stochastic processes, simulation, and statistics. Prerequisite: MAT 210 (or its equivalent).
General Studies: CS

STP 420 Introductory Applied Statistics. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Introductory probability, descriptive statistics, sampling distributions, parameter estimation, tests of hypotheses, chi-square tests, regression analysis, analysis of variance, and nonparametric tests. Prerequisite: MAT 117 (or its equivalent).
General Studies: CS

STP 421 Probability. (3)
fall
Laws of probability, combinatorial analysis, random variables, probability distributions, expectations, moment-generating functions, transformations of random variables, and central limit theorem. Prerequisites: MAT 272 and 300 and STP 420 (or their equivalents).

STP 425 Stochastic Processes. (3)
spring
Markov chains, stationary distributions, pure jump processes, 2D order processes, and other topics in stochastic processes. Prerequisites: MAT 342; STP 421.

STP 427 Mathematical Statistics. (3)
spring
Limiting distributions, interval estimation, point estimation, sufficient statistics, and tests of hypotheses. Prerequisites: STP 420, 421.

STP 429 Experimental Statistics. (3)
spring
Statistical inference for controlled experimentation. Multiple regression, correlation, analysis of variance, multiple comparisons, and nonparametric procedures. Prerequisite: STP 420 (or its equivalent).
General Studies: CS

STP 525 Advanced Probability. (3)
not regularly offered
Measure-theoretic foundations of probability, distribution functions and characteristic functions, laws of large numbers and central limit theorems, conditional probabilities, martingales, and topics in stochastic processes. Prerequisites: both MAT 571 and STP 421 or only instructor approval.

STP 526 Theory of Statistical Linear Models. (3)
fall
Multinormal distribution, distribution of quadratic forms, full and nonfull rank models, generalized inverses, unbalanced data, variance components, and the large sample theory. Prerequisites: STP 427; knowledge of matrix algebra.

STP 530 Applied Regression Analysis. (3)
fall
Method of least squares, simple and multiple linear regression, polynomial regression, analysis of residuals, dummy variables, and model building. Prerequisite: STP 420 (or its equivalent).

STP 531 Applied Analysis of Variance. (3)
spring
Factorial designs, balanced and unbalanced data, fixed and random effects, randomized blocks, Latin squares, analysis of covariance, and multiple comparisons. Prerequisite: STP 420 (or its equivalent).

STP 532 Applied Nonparametric Statistics. (3)
fall
One-sample test, tests of 2 or more related or independent samples, measures of correlation, and tests of trend and dependence. Prerequisite: STP 420 (or its equivalent).

STP 533 Applied Multivariate Analysis. (3)
spring
Discriminant analysis, principal components, factor analysis, cluster analysis, and canonical correlation. Prerequisite: STP 420 (or its equivalent).

STP 534 Applied Discrete Data Analysis. (3)
not regularly offered
Models for discrete and count data, measures of association, and log-linear and regression models for contingency tables. Prerequisite: STP 420 (or its equivalent).

STP 535 Applied Sampling Methodology. (3)
spring
Simple random, stratified, cluster sampling; variance estimation in complex surveys; nonparametric superpopulation approaches; nonresponse models; computational methods. Prerequisite: STP 420 (or its equivalent).

STP 591 Seminar. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered
Possible topics:

(a)Probability. (1 – 3)
(b)Statistics. (1 – 3)

STP 593 Applied Project. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

STP 599 Thesis. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

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