# Discovering Statistics

A den for Learning

• ## Normal Distribution

A random variable X is said to follow a Normal Distribution with parameters and if it has a probability density function given by: A random variable X is said to follow a Normal Distribution with parameters and if it has a distribution function given by: First Four Moments: Skewness and Kurtosis Some Interesting Properties of…

• ## Monte Carlo Methods

A Monte Carlo method is a computational / numerical method that uses random numbers to compute / estimate a quantity of interest. The quantity of interests may be the mean of a random variable , functions of several means , distributions of random variables or high dimensional integrals. Basically, Monte Carlo methods may be grouped…

• ## Ratio Estimation

INTRODUCTION: In Survey Sampling, we often use information on some auxiliary variable, to improve our estimator of the finite population parameter, by giving our estimator protection against selection of bad sample. One such estimator is the ratio estimator introduced as follows: In practice, we are often interested to estimate the ratio of the type: For…