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Introduction to Statistical Hypothesis Testing

ABOUT THE COURSE
Hypothesis testing is concerned with statistical testing of postulates (usually concerning parameters) in an empirical way, i.e., from data. It is an important subject and step in all spheres of data analysis. The course aims at providing the basics of hypothesis testing with emphasis on some commonly encountered hypothesis tests in statistical data analysis such as in comparisons of averages, testing for variability, proportions and significance testing in regression analysis.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

  • All students and researchers of data analysis
  • Core course
  • UG as well as a PG course
  • All degrees.

PRE-REQUISITES
Basic course in probability and statistics

INDUSTRIES THAT WILL RECOGNIZE THIS COURSE
Honeywell, ABB, Gramener, GyanData, General Electric (GE), General Motors (GM) and all companies that work on data analytics

COURSE INSTRUCTOR


Prof. Arun K. Tangirala  Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras. His research specializations include the fields of data-driven modelling and process systems engineering. He is also the author of a comprehensive classroom text on empirical modelling titled “ Principles of System Identification – Theory & Practice” published by CRC Press in Dec. 2014.

COURSE LAYOUT

  • Introduction
  • Foundations of Hypothesis Testing
  • Hypothesis Testing in Data Analysis
  • Construction of Confidence Regions and Advanced Concepts.

CERTIFICATION EXAM

Dates of exams: 23 April 2017 
Time: Shift1 : 9am-12 noon;Shift 2: 2pm- 5pm
Any one shift can be chosen to write the exam for a course.
The list of cities where the exam will be conducted will be available in the registration form.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations. 
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. 

CERTIFICATE

Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of best 3 out of 4 assignments

E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup. It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc

SUGGESTED READING

1.    Douglas C. Montgomery and George C. Runger (2010). Applied Statistics and Probability for Engineers. Fifth Edition. John Wiley & Sons.
2.    Babatunde A. Ogunnaike (2009). Random Phenomena – Fundamentals and Engineering Applications of Probability & Statistics.