Theoretical Statistics

By D.R. Cox, D.V. Hinkley

© 1979 – Chapman and Hall/CRC

528 pages

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Paperback: 9780412161605
pub: 1979-09-06
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About the Book

A text that stresses the general concepts of the theory of statistics Theoretical Statistics provides a systematic statement of the theory of statistics, emphasizing general concepts rather than mathematical rigor. Chapters 1 through 3 provide an overview of statistics and discuss some of the basic philosophical ideas and problems behind statistical procedures. Chapters 4 and 5 cover hypothesis testing with simple and null hypotheses, respectively. Subsequent chapters discuss non-parametrics, interval estimation, point estimation, asymptotics, Bayesian procedure, and deviation theory. Student familiarity with standard statistical techniques is assumed.

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"…the discussion is accessible and thought-provoking. The notes provide good entries to the literature on each chapter's topics as well as a brief historical survey of the topics…The exercises are challenging. Also of special interest are the numerous examples throughout the text."

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Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. Some General Concepts. Pure Significance Tests. Significance Tests: Simple Null Hypotheses. Significance Tests: Composite Null Hypotheses. Distribution-Free and Randomization Tests. Interval Estimation Point Estimation. Asymptotic Theory. Bayesian Methods. Decision Theory. Appendix 1: Determination of Probability Distributions. Appendix 2: Order Statistics. Appendix 3: Second-Order Regression for Arbitrary Random Variables. References. Author Index. Subject Index.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MAT029000
MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General