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Final Exam Topic List – STA 4322/5328 Spring 2009 Exam 1 material: Know the 9 relationships among the common distributions. What is a population, a population parameter, a sample and a sample statistic? What is the sampling distribution of a statistic? What does it mean for a statistic to be unbiased? What is the mean and variance of the sample mean when the observations are iid with any population model? Why does the sample variance have an n-1 in the denominator and what is its sampling distribution under the iid normal model? What expression has a t-distribution under the iid Normal model? Be able to justify this. Be able to construct and simplify likelihood functions. Be able to find Maximum Likelihood estimators. Exam 2 material: What is the meaning of the term sufficient statistic? Be able to apply the factorization criteria to find the sufficient statistic. Know the terms: null hypothesis, alternative hypothesis, test statistic, p-value, power of a test, type I error and type II error. What does the Neyman-Pearson Lemma say? Be able to apply the N-P Lemma to find the

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