SELECTED TOPICS IN STATISTICS
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)
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Time TUESDAYS: 8-11 am
During the course we use some parts from the following books:
1. Arnold, A., Balakrishnan, N. And Nagaraja, H.N. (1992). A First Course in Order Statistics, John Wiley & Sons, New York.
2. Casella, G. and Berger, R. L. (2002). Statistical Inference, second edition, Duxbury, New York.
3. Johnson, N.L., Kotz, S. and Balakrishnan, N. (1994). Continuous Univariate Distributions, Vol. 1, Second edition, John Wiley, New York.
4. Johnson, N.L., Kotz, S. and Balakrishnan, N. (1995). Continuous Univariate Distributions, Vol. 2, Second edition, John Wiley, New York.
5. Kendall M. Stuart A. and Ord J.K. Kendall's Advanced Theory of Statistics, Volume 1: Distribution Theory
In this course, we address two approaches:
Order Statistics: Theory of order statistics – moments – statistical inference based on order statistics.
Distribution Theory: advanced properties of some distribution – relationship between some distributions – characterizations of some distributions.
In order to achieve the calculations you may need some software packages including: Minitab, SPSS, SAS and R
FORTRAN language with IMSL may be used to achieve some Monte Carlo simulations.
1- Assignments: (15 Marks)
2- Presentation (5 marks)
3- Midterm Exam: To be arranged (20 Marks)
4- Final Exam: To be arranged (60 Marks)