Chapter 1. Introduction: Statistical Inference and Decision-Making

  1. Vic Barnett

Published Online: 27 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470316955.ch1

Comparative Statistical Inference, Third Edition

Comparative Statistical Inference, Third Edition

How to Cite

Barnett, V. (1999) Introduction: Statistical Inference and Decision-Making, in Comparative Statistical Inference, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470316955.ch1

Author Information

  1. Professor of Environmental Statistics, University of Norttingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 13 JUL 1999

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471976431

Online ISBN: 9780470316955

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Keywords:

  • interfacial statistics;
  • probability concept;
  • adequate model;
  • sample data;
  • bayesian statistical inference

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • What is Statistics

  • Probability Models

  • Relevant Information

  • Statistical Inference and Decisionmaking

  • Different Approaches

  • Arbitrariness and Controversy

  • Historical Comment and Further References