Mathematical Statistics / Edition 1

Mathematical Statistics / Edition 1

by Peter J. Bickel, Kjell A. Doksum
     
 

ISBN-10: 0135641470

ISBN-13: 9780135641477

Pub. Date: 01/28/1977

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

This classic, time-honored introduction to the theory and practice of statistics modeling and inference reflects the changing focus of contemporary Statistics. Coverage begins with the more general nonparametric point of view and then looks at parametric models as submodels of the nonparametric ones which can be described smoothly by Euclidean parameters. Although

Overview

This classic, time-honored introduction to the theory and practice of statistics modeling and inference reflects the changing focus of contemporary Statistics. Coverage begins with the more general nonparametric point of view and then looks at parametric models as submodels of the nonparametric ones which can be described smoothly by Euclidean parameters. Although some computational issues are discussed, this is very much a book on theory. It relates theory to conceptual and technical issues encountered in practice, viewing theory as suggestive for practice, not prescriptive. It shows readers how assumptions which lead to neat theory may be unrealistic in practice. Statistical Models, Goals, and Performance Criteria. Methods of Estimation. Measures of Performance, Notions of Optimality, and Construction of Optimal Procedures in Simple Situations. Testing Statistical Hypotheses: Basic Theory. Asymptotic Approximations. Multiparameter Estimation, Testing and Confidence Regions. A Review of Basic Probability Theory. More Advanced Topics in Analysis and Probability. Matrix Algebra. For anyone interested in mathematical statistics working in statistics, bio-statistics, economics, computer science, and mathematics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780135641477
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
01/28/1977
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
492
Product dimensions:
6.77(w) x 9.27(h) x 1.31(d)

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Problems and Complements, Notes, and References.)
1. Statistical Models, Goals, and Performance Criteria.

Data, Models, Parameters, and Statistics. Bayesian Models. The Decision Theoretic Framework. Prediction. Sufficiency. Exponential Families.

2. Methods of Estimation.
Basic Heuristics of Estimation. Minimum Contrast Estimates and Estimating Equations. Maximum Likelihood in Multiparameter Exponential Families. Algorithmic Issues.

3. Measures of Performance.
Introduction. Bayes Procedures. Minimax Procedures. Unbiased Estimation and Risk Inequalities. Nondecision Theoretic Criteria.

4. Testing and Confidence Regions.
Introduction. Choosing a Test Statistic: The Neyman-Pearson Lemma. Uniformly Most Powerful Tests and Monotone Likelihood Ratio Models. Confidence Bounds, Intervals and Regions. The Duality between Confidence Regions and Tests. Uniformly Most Accurate Confidence Bounds. Frequentist and Bayesian Formulations. Prediction Intervals. Likelihood Ratio Procedures.

5. Asymptotic Approximations.
Introduction: The Meaning and Uses of Asymptotics. Consistency. First- and Higher-Order Asymptotics: The Delta Method with Applications. Asymptotic Theory in One Dimension. Asymptotic Behavior and Optimality of the Posterior Distribution.

6. Inference in the Multiparameter Case.
Inferencefor Gaussian Linear Models. Asymptotic Estimation Theory in p Dimensions. Large Sample Tests and Confidence Regions. Large Sample Methods for Discrete Data. Generalized Linear Models. Robustness Properties and Semiparametric Models.

Appendix A: A Review of Basic Probability Theory.
The Basic Model. Elementary Properties of Probability Models. Discrete Probability Models. Conditional Probability and Independence. Compound Experiments. Bernoulli and Multinomial Trials, Sampling with and without Replacement. Probabilities on Euclidean Space. Random Variables and Vectors: Transformations. Independence of Random Variables and Vectors. The Expectation of a Random Variable. Moments. Moment and Cumulant Generating Functions. Some Classical Discrete and Continuous Distributions. Modes of Convergence of Random Variables and Limit Theorems. Further Limit Theorems and Inequalities. Poisson Process.

Appendix B: Additional Topics in Probability and Analysis.
Conditioning by a Random Variable or Vector. Distribution Theory for Transformations of Random Vectors. Distribution Theory for Samples from a Normal Population. The Bivariate Normal Distribution. Moments of Random Vectors and Matrices. The Multivariate Normal Distribution. Convergence for Random Vectors: Op and Op Notation. Multivariate Calculus. Convexity and Inequalities. Topics in Matrix Theory and Elementary Hilbert Space Theory.

Appendix C: Tables.
The Standard Normal Distribution. Auxiliary Table of the Standard Normal Distribution. t Distribution Critical Values. X^2 Distribution Critical Values. F Distribution Critical Values.

Index.

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