- Motivation
**"Road toll lowest in recorded history" -SMH, 1998 Jan 2.**- --is this true?
- --is this
**significant**?

- Summary
- Detection
- Correlation / hypothesis testing
- Parameter estimation
- Comparision

- Terminology
- Significance
- Monte-Carlo
- Chi-square
- Maximum likelihood (ML)
- Chi-square vs. Maximum likelihood: ML techniques are preferable for using with data that would suffer loss of information from binning - (the ML estimators also have the property of being asymptotically unbiased and of minimum variance)........

- Warnings
- Means, modes & medians
- Variance (sigma): the Central Limit Theorem vs. reality
- Super Mongo plot
- Super Mongo command file to make plot
- Super Mongo Manual

M.Drinkwater mjd@phys.unsw.edu.au 1998 Apr 23 |