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Statistiek AN

Vak 2014-2015

“Description*

The course will present fundamental notions in statistics and specific statistical techniques with applications to astronomical research. The topics covered are the basics of probability theory, point estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression, and others. Methods will be illustrated using the statistical software package R.

Objectives

The course aims at familiarizing students with statistical techniques with applications to astronomical research.

Programme form

Lectures and exercise classes.

Literature

All of Statistics [ http://www.springer.com/statistics/statistical+theory+and+methods/book/978-0-387-40272-7 ]. Larry Wasserman, Carnegie Mellon University. ISBN: 978-0387402727. Corrected second printing, 2005.

Handouts.

Form of Examination
Homework assignments (30%) and written exam (70%).

Schedule

Rooster

More info
Course homepage: http://www.math.leidenuniv.nl/~gugushvilis/stan.html