Chapter 7. Decision Theory

  1. Vic Barnett

Published Online: 27 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470316955.ch7

Comparative Statistical Inference, Third Edition

Comparative Statistical Inference, Third Edition

How to Cite

Barnett, V. (2008) Decision Theory, in Comparative Statistical Inference, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470316955.ch7

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:

  • decision theory;
  • bayesian inference;
  • decision making context;
  • numerical value;
  • sample data

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • An Illustrative Example

  • Basic Concepts and Principles

  • Attainment and Implementation

  • Problems with Finite Numbers of Actions, and States of Nature

  • Extensions and Modifications

  • Critical Comment