This module runs in term 2 and is usually taken by PhD students in the Warwick Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematics and Statistics.
Each topic will be presented by a different lecturer, who is an expert in the research area. The lectures are intended to introduce a particular research topic, provide a short overview and stimulate your interest in this particular area. Taken as a whole, the module gives a (necessarily partial and incompete) idea of the breadth of the research interests and expertise within the Department and should thus help you discover the supervisory capacity that is available to you.
The aims of this module are to provide a snapshot of the frontiers of statistical inference research in a broad range of different areas, thus giving the students an awareness of the nature, breadth and current limitations of statistics research.
This is an indicative module outline only to give an indication of the sort of topics that may be covered. Actual sessions held may differ.
Each lecturer will choose a particular topic that links in with their research interests and expertise, give some background and give an overview of the state of the art in the area. Each topic will have a separate lecturer who will be an expert in the research area.
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
The topics are on typically about the research frontier. Students will be asked to write short essays that could be considered a first introduction into research in these areas. They will also give a short research presentation on one topic. All of these topics are selected from the areas presented by the lecturers in the module, and are chosen by the students.
Having a thorough understanding of the principles of Statistical analysis and Probability.
Being able to use Statistics and Probability in a variety of applied contexts.
|Lectures||27 sessions of 1 hour (18%)|
|Private study||123 hours (82%)|
Weekly revision of lecture notes and materials, wider reading, practice exercises and preparing for examination.
No further costs have been identified for this module.
You do not need to pass all assessment components to pass the module.
The oral examination will take the form of a short (15-20 minutes) presentation on a topic of your choice, followed by questions. This will take place during term 3.
The coursework component will be assessed in the form of THREE short essays, each of which should be a maximum of 5 pages.
Written feedback will be provided for the problem sets and oral examination within 20 working days.
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