8. Set and Interval Estimation

  1. Seymour Geisser

Published Online: 5 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0471743135.ch8

Modes of Parametric Statistical Inference

Modes of Parametric Statistical Inference

How to Cite

Geisser, S. (2005) Set and Interval Estimation, in Modes of Parametric Statistical Inference, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471743135.ch8

Author Information

  1. Department of Statistics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 JAN 2006
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics

Book Series Editors:

  1. Walter A. Shewhart and
  2. Samuel S. Wilks

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471667261

Online ISBN: 9780471743132



  • Bayesian probability intervals;
  • Fieller-Creasy problem;
  • Fisher's fiducial argument


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Confidence Intervals (Sets)

  • Criteria for Confidence Intervals

  • Conditioning

  • Bayesian Intervals (Sets)

  • Highest Probability Density (HPD) Intervals

  • Fiducial Inference

  • Relation Between Fiducial and Bayesian Distributions

  • Several Parameters

  • The Fisher-Behrens Problem

  • Confidence Solutions

  • The Fieller-Creasy Problem

  • References