The Likelihood plays a key role in both introducing general notions of statistical theory, and in developing specific methods. This book introduces likelihood-based statistical theory and related methods from a classical viewpoint, and demonstrates how the main body of currently used statistical techniques can be generated from a few key concepts, in particular the likelihood.
Focusing on those methods, which have both a solid theoretical background and practical relevance, the author gives formal justification of the methods used and provides numerical examples with real data.
"...this book reads well, and it is a welcome addition to the literature. I recommend its use as a text for an introductory graduate level course."
"...provides numerical answers with real data."
"From the preface: 'the aim is to show how the main body of currently used statistical techniques can be generated from a few key concepts, in particular the likelihood'. The author achieves this aim extremely well."
-Publication of the International Statistical Institute