STA 321 Basic Statistical Theory I

This is a course on Basic Statistical Theory I. In this course you will learn Simple random sampling; point and interval estimation; hypothesis testing.

Spring Semester 2016


"Probability and Statistics" (4th Edition) by Morris H. DeGroot and Mark J. Schervish.


Ruriko Yoshida, Associate Professor of Statistics

Time and Place for STA321, Spring Semester 2016

  • Tue and Thurs 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM, CB 245

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Syllabus For STA 321




  • Exam 1 Thurs March 10th.
  • Exam 2 Thurs April 21st.
  • Final Tues May 3rd at 1:00PM to 3:00PM.


There will be two in-class exams, graded homeworks, and a final exam: these will count 40%, 30%, and 30% of your grade, respectively.

Students with excused absences will be given a make-up exam. No homework will be made up for credit, but it's important to make it up for your own benefit. The lowest scored HW will be discarded. Late homework will not be accepted. No make up final.


Write each problem neatly. If you have any question about grading, you must prove why you think so. Regrading will be in 7 days after returning. After 7 days, regrading will NOT be accepted. All exams will be in class. Calculator is allowed. They are closed book exams.

Homework for STA 321, Spring Semester 2016

  • HW 1: Due Jan 28th 2016 Thurs.
  • HW 2: Due Feb 4th 2016 Thurs.
  • HW 3: Due Feb 18th 2016 Thurs.
  • HW 4: Due Feb 25th 2016 Thurs.
  • HW 5: Due March 3rd 2016 Thurs.
  • HW 6: Due March 24th 2016 Thurs.
  • HW 7: Due April 5th 2016 Tues.
  • HW 8: Due April 14th 2016 Thurs.