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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201113662
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 1/1/1986
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 723
  • Product dimensions: 6.73 (w) x 9.53 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Probability.

The History of Probability.

Interpretations of Probability.

Experiments and Events.

Set Theory.

The Definition of Probability.

Finite Sample Spaces.

Counting Methods.

Combinatorial Methods.

Multinomial Coefficients.

The Probability of a Union of Events.

Statistical Swindles.

Supplementary Exercises.

2. Conditional Probability.

The Definition of Conditional Probability.

Independent Events.

Bayes' Theorem.

Markov Chains.

The Gambler's Ruin Problem.

Supplementary Exercises.

3. Random Variables and Distribution.

Random Variables and Discrete Distributions.

Continuous Distributions.

The Distribution Function.

Bivariate Distributions.

Marginal Distributions.

Conditional Distributions.

Multivariate Distributions.

Functions of a Random Variable.

Functions of Two or More Random Variables.

Supplementary Exercises.

4. Expectation.

The Expectation of a Random Variable.

Properties of Expectations.



The Mean and The Median.

Covariance and Correlation.

Conditional Expectation.

The Sample Mean.


Supplementary Exercises.

5. Special Distributions.


The Bernoulli and Binomial Distributions.

The Hypergeometric Distribution.

The Poisson Distribution.

The Negative Binomial Distribution.

The Normal Distribution.

The Central Limit Theorem.

The Correction for Continuity.

The Gamma Distribution.

The Beta Distribution.

The Multinomial Distribution.

The Bivariate Normal Distribution.

Supplementary Exercises.

6. Estimation.

Statistical Inference.

Prior and Posterior Distributions.

Conjugate Prior Distributions.

Bayes Estimators.

Maximum Likelihood Estimators.

Properties of Maximum Likelihood Estimators.

Sufficient Statistics.

Jointly Sufficient Statistics.

Improving an Estimator.

Supplementary Exercises.

7. Sampling Distributions of Estimators.

The Sampling Distribution of a Statistic.

The Chi-Square Distribution.

Joint Distribution of the Sample Mean and Sample Variance.

The t Distribution.

Confidence Intervals.

Bayesian Analysis of Samples from a Normal Distribution.

Unbiased Estimators.

Fisher Information.

Supplementary Exercises.

8. Testing Hypotheses.

Problems of Testing Hypotheses.

Testing Simple Hypotheses.

Uniformly Most Powerful Tests.

Two-Sided Alternatives.

The t Test.

Comparing the Means of Two Normal Distributions.

The F Distribution.

Bayes Test Procedures.

Foundational Issues.

Supplementary Exercises.

9. Categorical Data and Nonparametric Methods.

Tests of Goodness-of-Fit.

Goodness-of-Fit for Composite Hypotheses.

Contingency Tables.

Tests of Homogeneit.

Simpson's Paradox.

Kolmogorov-Smirnov Test.

Robust Estimation.

Sign and Rank Tests.

Supplementary Exercises.

10. Linear Statistical Models.

The Method of Least Squares.


Statistical Inference in Simple Linear Regression.

Bayesian Inference in Simple Linear Regression.

The General Linear Model and Multiple Regression.

Analysis of Variance.

The Two-Way Layout.

The Two-Way Layout with Replications.

Supplementary Exercises.

11. Simulation.

Why is Simulation Useful?

Simulating Specific Distributions.

Importance Sampling.

Markov Chain Monte Carlo.

The Bootstrap.

Supplementary Exercises.

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