NEW 15.02.2019 List of recommended exercies updated

MSG200/MVE155: Statistical Inference (Statistisk slutledning)

This is a webpage for a 7.5 hp undergraduate statistical course starting on Monday 21/1, 2019.

Instructors: Serik Sagitov (lectures, exercises) and Olof Zetterqvist (responsible for bonus assignments)

Course syllabus is here.

Course description

This is a second course in mathematical statistics suitable for students with different backgrounds. It builds upon an introductory course in probability and statistics to give a deeper understanding of some traditional topics in mathematical statistics such as methods based on likelihood, topics in descriptive statistics and data analysis with special attention to graphical displays, aspects of experimental design.

The course introduces a number of standard tools of statistical inference including

bootstrap, parametric and non-parametric testing, analysis of variance, and basics of Bayesian inference.

Textbook and course material

Mathematical statistics and data analysis, 3rd edition, by John Rice

Lecture notes including exercises with solutions: click here to download (constantly updated)

Lectures and Exercises (for the schedule of classes click here)

Mondays at 13.15-15.00, room Pascal

Tuesdays at 13.15-15.00, room Pascal (no class on 5/2)

Wednesdays at 13.15-15.00, room Pascal (no class on 6/2)

Fridays at 13.15-15.00, room KA (no class on 25/1, room KB on 8/2, no class on 1/3)

Final exam

March 19, 2019, 14.00-18.00 (deadline for the registration February 28)    

June 11, 2019, 08.30-12.30, 1st resit exam

August xx, 2nd resit exam

Grading system and Bonus points

click here
Students feedback

If you have a question on the course content so far that you want me to address once again, please send an email to serik at I will answer during the nearest lecture to those questions that repeatedly appear in students’ emails.

Student representatives (first meeting after the class on Friday 15/2)


MPBME    emeljo at      Emelie Johansson

MPCAS     toddie1992 at           Tommy Phung

MPENM    felmatt at      Felix Mattsson

MPBME    yang_peizheng at    Peizheng Yang


Lists of students: if registered for the course, please send email to “serik at” with (your study program, last name, first name)

2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

Old exams with answers

2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Useful links

MIT lecture videos