Theoretical Statistics

D.R. Cox, D.V. Hinkley

September 6, 1979 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Reference - 528 Pages
ISBN 9780412161605 - CAT# C6160


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  • Emphasizes general concepts rather than mathematical vigor
  • Includes brief historical and philosophical surveys of topics discussed
  • Provides illustrative exercises and examples
  • Summary

    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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