Spring 2022

Nonparametric Statistics

Listed in: Mathematics and Statistics, as STAT-225

Moodle site: Course


Ryan P. McShane (Section 01)


This course is an introduction to nonparametric and distribution-free statistical procedures and techniques. These methods rely heavily on counting and ranking techniques and will be explored through both theoretical and applied perspectives. One- and two-sample procedures will provide students with alternatives to traditional parametric procedures, such as the t-test. We will also investigate correlation and regression in a nonparametric setting. A variety of other topics may be explored in the nonparametric setting including resampling techniques (for example, bootstrapping), categorical data and contingency tables, density estimation, and the one-way and two-way layouts for analysis of variance. The course will emphasize data analysis (with appropriate use of statistical software) and the intuitive nature of nonparametric statistics.

Requisite: STAT 111 or STAT 135. Limited to 24 students.  Professor McShane. 

If Overenrolled: Priority for Statistics majors.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2015, Spring 2018, Spring 2020, Spring 2022