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STAT 523




     Prof. Khalaf S. Sultan

    Department of Statistics and Operations Research

    College of Science     

     P.O.Box 2455, Riyadh 11451

     King Saud University


Phone:  4676263 (Office)


 Time  :  Tuesday 8:00 – 11:00 am                


 During the course, we  use some parts from the following books:

  1.      Balakrishnan, N. and Cohen, A.C. (1991).  Order Statistics and Inference: Estimation Methods, Academic Press, New York.
  2.  Arnold, A., Balakrishnan, N. And Nagaraja, H.N. (1992). A First Course in Order Statistics, John Wiley & Sons, New York.
  3. Rubinstein, R. Y. (1981). Simulation and the Monte Carlo Methods, John Wiley & Sons, New York.
  4. D’Agostino, R.B. and Stephens, M.A. (1986). Goodness-of-Fit Techniques, Marcel Dekker, New York.

 Reference Books: 

  1.    James J. Higgins (2004). Introduction to Modern Nonparametric Statistics, Duxbury (Thomson).
  2.      Efron B. and Tibshiriani, R. J. (1980). An Introduction to the Bootstrap,  Chapman and Hall, New York. 
  3.     Johnson, N.L., Kotz, S. and Balakrishnan, N. (1995). Continuous Univariate Distributions, Vol. 2, Second edition, John Wiley, New York.
  4.      Johnson, N.L., Kotz, S. and Balakrishnan, N. (1994). Continuous Univariate Distributions, Vol. 1, Second edition, John Wiley, New York.

Course Description and Objectives

In this course, we address several approaches such as

-         Order statistics and the associated inference

-         Some Monte Carlo techniques

-         Some parametric and nonparametric goodness-of-fit problems

-         Bootstrap methods.

Computing Facilities

In order to achieve the calculations you may use some software packages including:  Maple, R and   SAS.  FORTRAN language with IMSL may be used to achieve some Monte Carlo simulations.

Assignments Tests:

1-     Assignments:                                      (15 Marks)

2-     Midterm Exam:   To be arranged       (20 Marks)

3-     Presentation:        To be arranged       (5 Marks)

4-     Final Exam:         To be arranged        (60 Marks)


Course Materials

1- Lecture notes

2- Assignments:






Tagreed.pdf   Anod.pdf    

Sabah.pdf            Amal.pdf        

Eida.pdf             Kholod.pdf



Useful staff

  • Statistical Tables
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