Handbook of Probability: Theory and Applications

Handbook of Probability: Theory and Applications

by Tamas Rudas
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412927145

ISBN-13: 9781412927147

Pub. Date: 02/21/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

"This is a valuable reference guide for readers interested in gaining a basic understanding of probability theory or its applications in problem solving in the other disciplines. "
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Providing cutting-edge perspectives and real-world insights into the greater utility of probability and its applications, the Handbook of Probability offers an equal

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"This is a valuable reference guide for readers interested in gaining a basic understanding of probability theory or its applications in problem solving in the other disciplines. "
—CHOICE

Providing cutting-edge perspectives and real-world insights into the greater utility of probability and its applications, the Handbook of Probability offers an equal balance of theory and direct applications in a non-technical, yet comprehensive, format. Editor Tamás Rudas and the internationally-known contributors present the material in a manner so that researchers of various backgrounds can use the reference either as a primer for understanding basic probability theory or as a more advanced research tool for specific projects requiring a deeper understanding. The wide-ranging applications of probability presented make it useful for scholars who need to make interdisciplinary connections in their work.

Key Features

  • Contains contributions from the international who's-who of probability across several disciplines
  • Offers an equal balance of theory and applications
  • Explains the most important concepts of probability theory in a non-technical yet comprehensive way
  • Provides in-depth examples of recent applications in the social and behavioral sciences as well as education, business, and law

Intended Audience

This Handbook makes an ideal library purchase. In addition, this volume should also be of interest to individual scholars in the social and behavioral sciences.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412927147
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/21/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Advisory Board
Part I: Background and Theory of Probability
1. History of Probability Theory - Peter M. Lee
2. Frequentist Probability Theory - Herwig Friedl and Siegfried Hörmann
3. Subjective Probability - Igor Kopylov
4. Paradoxes in Probability Theory - Nicholas Shackel
Part II: Probability Theory in Research Methodology
5. Probability Theory in Statistics - Tamás Rudas
6. The Bayesian Approach to Statistics - Anthony O’Hagan
7. Design of Experiments - Mauro Gasparini and Maria Piera Rogantin
8. Causation and Causal Inference: Defining, Identifying, and Estimating Causal Effects - Michael Sobel
9. Randomness and Computation - Oded Goldreich
Part III: Applications
10. Time-Series Analysis - Michael Anthony Lewis
11. Survival Analysis - Nancy Brandon Tuma
12. Probabilistic Sampling - Jeffrey M. Wooldridge
13. Panel Studies - Edward W. Frees and Jee-Seon Kim
14. Probabilistic Methods in Surveys and Offical Statistics - Vasja Vehovar, Matka Zaletel, and Rudi Seljak
15. Probabilistic Models of Measurement Errors - Nicholas T. Longford
16. Statistical Models for the Development of Psychological and Educational Tests - Klaas Sijtsma and Wilco H. M. Emons
17. Probabilistic Simulation Models of Society - Klaus G. Troitzsch
18. Probabilistic Network Analysis - Philippa Pattison and Garry Robins
19. Gambling - Chas Friedman
20. Insurance - Richard A. Derrig and Krzysztof Ostaszewski
21. Credit Scoring - Ad Feelders
22. Investment Portfolios and Stock Pricing - Craig G. Rennie
23. Expert Systems - George Luger and Chayan Chakrabarti
24. Probability and Evidence - Julia Mortera and Philip Dawid
25. Probability in the Courtroom - Basil C. Bitas
About the Editor
About the Contributors
Index

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