Statistical Methods in Astronomy--Lecture 1: Introduction
"Road toll lowest in recorded history" -SMH, 1998 Jan 2.
--is this true?
--is this significant?
Correlation / hypothesis testing
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)........
Means, modes & medians
Variance (sigma): the Central Limit Theorem vs. reality