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A Concise Introduction to Statistical Inference

1st Edition

By Jacco Thijssen

Chapman and Hall/CRC

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Paperback: 9781498755771
pub: 2016-12-15
Hardback: 9781138469679
pub: 2017-10-02

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This short book introduces the main ideas of statistical inference in a way that is both user friendly and mathematically sound. Particular emphasis is placed on the common foundation of many models used in practice. In addition, the book focuses on the formulation of appropriate statistical models to study problems in business, economics, and the social sciences, as well as on how to interpret the results from statistical analyses. The book will be useful to students who are interested in rigorous applications of statistics to problems in business, economics and the social sciences, as well as students who have studied statistics in the past, but need a more solid grounding in statistical techniques to further their careers. Jacco Thijssen is professor of finance at the University of York, UK. He holds a PhD in mathematical economics from Tilburg University, Netherlands. His main research interests are in applications of optimal stopping theory, stochastic calculus, and game theory to problems in economics and finance. Professor Thijssen has earned several awards for his statistics teaching.

Table of Contents

Statistical Inference

Theory and Calculus of Probability

From Probability to Statistics

Statistical Inference for the Mean based on a Large Sample

Statistical Models and Sampling Distributions

Estimation of Parameters

Confidence Intervals

Hypothesis Testing

Linear Regression

Bayesian Inference


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General