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# Old ST102 (Elementary Statistical Theory) Notes watch talk to the uni Official Rep

1. (Original post by LSEactuary)
Practice - from where...?
The exercises have only 1 type of each question and the textbook is long and confusing.
Any suggestions are welcomed.
Suggestion 1: try to solve the examples in the course pack without looking at the answers

Suggestion 2: pick any well known distribution e.g. normal,binomial,poisson and derive the MLE estimators for them.
2. (Original post by astudent)
Suggestion 1: try to solve the examples in the course pack without looking at the answers

Suggestion 2: pick any well known distribution e.g. normal,binomial,poisson and derive the MLE estimators for them.
this is very good adivce.
3. (Original post by astudent)
Suggestion 1: try to solve the examples in the course pack without looking at the answers

Suggestion 2: pick any well known distribution e.g. normal,binomial,poisson and derive the MLE estimators for them.
without looking at answers... But I don't have any?
Or do you mean do the exercises again without looking?
4. Yes, the ones that are the worked examples in the notes.
5. Can any second/third year students shed any light on why the pre-2008 exams (i.e. 1994 - 2007) are ridiculously harder than the 2008 mock, 2008 exam and 2009 exam?
6. (Original post by Swayum)
Can any second/third year students shed any light on why the pre-2008 exams (i.e. 1994 - 2007) are ridiculously harder than the 2008 mock, 2008 exam and 2009 exam?
Different syllabus and lecturers.
7. But as last years was easier isn't this years likely to be harder? I hope not but just thought it may.
8. (Original post by LSEactuary)
But as last years was easier isn't this years likely to be harder? I hope not but just thought it may.
Last years was easy because the failure rate the year before was really high.
9. (Original post by unsung_hero)
Last years was easy because the failure rate the year before was really high.
oh no - meaning this years is likely to be harder! oh well start cramming stats i guess....

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