Applied Statistics, September-November 2020
Credits 9 credits
Exams and Grading
First class will be in September second week (tentatively). The lectures will be accompanied by a quiz on a daily basis to improve your understanding.
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- Each lecture day (i.e., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) there will be an online quiz via google forms.
- The quizzes will be open till the end of the semester though you are strongly encouraged to attempt the quiz according to the schedule.
- All these quizzes put together carry a weightage of \(20\) points towards your total score.
- Review of Probability: Basic probability, Conditioning and Bayes rule, Independence, Counting, Discrete & Continuous Random Variables, Multiple Random variables, Law of Large Numbers (around 12 lectures)
- Statistics: Introduction, Parametric Inference, Maximum Likelihood Estimation, Method of Moments, Parametric Hypothesis Testing, Testing goodness of fit, Regression, Bayesian Statistics, Principal Component Analysis, Generalized Linear Models (around 22 lectures)
- Dimitri Bertsekas and John Tsitsiklis. Introduction to Probability
- Notes/Slides will be posted for the statistics part
- Question from Student:
Is it possible to increase the weightage of continuous evaluation from 20% to 40% to 60%. The reason being that we will have lots of end sem exams (exams from previous sem as well) to write when we return to campus. So 80% end sem is quite intimidating.
For now the grading is fixed. We will see how things evolve and adopt a different strategy (will be favorable to students) accordingly.
- Question from Student: Do we need to take notes of the video lectures?
Up to each individual on whether they want to take notes or not.
- Question from Student: If we have any doubts we can directly mail or text you in WhatsApp?
Yes, you can email me or WhatsApp me
- Question from Student: Kindly give details about Assignments.
There will be no assignments. Only daily quizzes which will be used for grading. And then of course the final end semester exam
- Question from Student: Is it bound to take quiz today?
Up to each individual. Ideally, taking a quiz daily will keep you on track. The quizzes will be open till the end of the semester but please do not let things pile up till the end.