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Statistical Models

The topic of the course is parametric statistical inference, in particular statistical theory for exponential families.

The course covers likelihood methods, exponential families, multivariate models, regression models, Fisher information and asymptotic results. The course is theoretical. It aims not only at a widening of the statistical toolbox but also at a deeper understanding of statistical methods and models, whereas concrete applications are more in the background.

  • Course structure

    The course consists of one element, assessed with a written examination.

    Teaching format

    Instruction is given in the form of lectures, exercises and compulsory assignments.


    The course is assessed through written examination.

    Assessment when the course is given as a distance course

    Even when the course is given as a distance course, the exam is on campus. If you cannot come to Stockholm for the exam, you may be able to arrange to take the exam elsewhere, e.g. at another university or (if you are not in Sweden) at a Swedish embassy or consulate.

    More information (in Swedish) about taking exams elsewhere


    A list of examiners can be found on

    Exam information

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    Sundberg: Statistical Modelling by Exponential Families. Provided by the department.

    List of course literature Department of Mathematics

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