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## Statistical theoryThetheory of statistics includes a number of topics:Statistical models of the sources of data and typical problem formulation: - Sampling from a finite population
- Measuring observational error and refining procedures
- Studying statistical relations
- Design of experiments to determine treatment effects
- Survey sampling to describe natural populations
- Choosing summary statistics to describe a sample
- Fitting probability distributions to sample data
- Common assumptions that we make
- Likelihood principle
- Estimating parameters
- Testing statistical hypotheses
- Revising opinions in statistics
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