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Recent books in the Wiley Series in Probability and Mathematical Statistics Editors Vic Barnett J. Stuart Hunter Adrian F.M. Smith Geoffrey S. Watson Ralph A. Bradley Joseph B. Kadane Stephen M. Stigler Nicholas I. Fisher David G. Kendall Jozef L. Teugels Optimal Design of Experiments Friedrich Pukelsheim, Universität Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany Optimal Design of Experiments presents the first complete theoretical development of optimal design for the linear model, a unified exposition that embraces a wide variety of design problems. It describes the statistical theory involved in designing experiments, and applies it to typical special cases. The design problems originating from statistics are solved using tools from linear algebra and convex analysis. The material is presented in a very clear, careful and organized way. Rather than assaulting traditional ways of thinking about optimal design, this book pulls together formerly separate entities to create a common framework for diverse design problems that share a common goal. Statisticians, mathematicians, engineers, and operations research specialists will find this book stimulating, challenging, and an asset to their work. 1993 Statistics for Spatial Data, Revised Edition Noel Cressie, Iowa State University, USA Designed for the scientific and engineering professional eager to exploit its enormous potential, Statistics for Spatial Data is a primer to the theory as well as the nuts-and-bolts of this influential technique. Focusing on the three areas of geostatistical data, lattice data, and point patterns, the book sheds light on the link between data and model, and reveals how spatial statistical models can be used to solve a host of problems in science and engineering. The previous edition was hailed by Mathematical Reviews as "an excellent book which…will become a basic reference". Revised to reflect state-of-the-art developments, this edition also features many detailed examples, numerous illustrations, and over 1000 references. The first fully comprehensive introduction, Statistics for Spatial Data is an essential guide for professionals in biology, earth sciences, civil, electrical and agricultural engineering, geography, epidemiology, and ecology. 1993

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Volume one of a series of three volumes (to be followed by Bayesian Computation and Bayesian Methods) provides a thorough account of basic concepts and theoretical results, with particular emphasis on viewing statistical inference as a special case of decision theory. Information-theoretic concepts play a central role in the development which provides, in particular, a detailed treatment of the problem of specification of so-called "prior ignorance." An overview of non-Bayesian theories is also provided, and each chapter contains a wide-ranging critical re-examination of controversial issues.
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Synopsis:

This highly acclaimed text, now available in paperback, provides a thorough account of key concepts and theoretical results, with particular emphasis on viewing statistical inference as a special case of decision theory. Information-theoretic concepts play a central role in the development of the theory, which provides, in particular, a detailed discussion of the problem of specification of so-called prior ignorance . The work is written from the authors s committed Bayesian perspective, but an overview of non-Bayesian theories is also provided, and each chapter contains a wide-ranging critical re-examination of controversial issues. The level of mathematics used is such that most material is accessible to readers with knowledge of advanced calculus. In particular, no knowledge of abstract measure theory is assumed, and the emphasis throughout is on statistical concepts rather than rigorous mathematics. The book will be an ideal source for all students and researchers in statistics, mathematics, decision analysis, economic and business studies, and all branches of science and engineering, who wish to further their understanding of Bayesian statistics

Synopsis:

Bayesian Theory José M. Bernardo Universidad de Valencia, Valencia, Spain Adrian F. M. Smith Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK Bayesian Theory is the first volume of a related series of three and will be followed by Bayesian Computation, and Bayesian Methods. The series aims to provide an up-to-date overview of the why?, how? and what? of Bayesian statistics. This volume provides a thorough account of key basic concepts and theoretical results, with particular emphasis on viewing statistical inference as a special case of decision theory. Information-theoretic concepts play a central role in the development, which provides, in particular, a detailed treatment of the problem of specification of so-called "prior ignorance". The work is written from the authors’ committed Bayesian perspective, but an overview of non-Bayesian theories is provided, and each chapter contains a wide-ranging critical re-examination of controversial issues. The level of mathematics used is such that most material should be accessible to readers with a knowledge of advanced calculus. In particular, no knowledge of abstract measure theory is assumed, and the emphasis throughout is on statistical concepts rather than rigorous mathematics. The book will be an ideal source for all students and researchers in statistics, mathematics, decision analysis, economic and business studies, and all branches of science and engineering, who wish to further their understanding of Bayesian statistics. Contents Preface Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Foundations Chapter 3 Generalisations Chapter 4 Modelling Chapter 5 Inference Chapter 6 Remodelling Appendix A Summary of Basic Formulae Appendix B Non-Bayesian Theories References Subject index Author Index

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 489-554) and indexes.

About the Author

About the Authors Jose M. Bernardo received his PhD from University College London and has subsequently been at the University of Valencia, Spain, where he is currently Professor of Statistics and special scientific advisor to the Governor of the State of Valencia. Adrian F. M. Smith received his PhD from University College London and is currently at Imperial College London, where he is Professor of Statistics and Head of the Department of Mathematics

Table of Contents

Foundations.

Generalisations.

Modelling.

Inference.

Remodelling.

Appendices.

References.

Indexes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471924166
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Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Location:
Chichester, Eng. ;
Subject:
Statistics
Subject:
Probability
Subject:
Bayesian statistical decision theory
Subject:
Probability & Statistics - General
Subject:
Mathematics | Probability and Statistics
Subject:
Bayesian analysis
Copyright:
Series:
Wiley Series in Probability & Statistics
Series Volume:
76
Publication Date:
May 1994
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
240 x 165.5 x 40.7 mm 36 oz

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Product details 608 pages John Wiley & Sons - English 9780471924166 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This highly acclaimed text, now available in paperback, provides a thorough account of key concepts and theoretical results, with particular emphasis on viewing statistical inference as a special case of decision theory. Information-theoretic concepts play a central role in the development of the theory, which provides, in particular, a detailed discussion of the problem of specification of so-called prior ignorance . The work is written from the authors s committed Bayesian perspective, but an overview of non-Bayesian theories is also provided, and each chapter contains a wide-ranging critical re-examination of controversial issues. The level of mathematics used is such that most material is accessible to readers with knowledge of advanced calculus. In particular, no knowledge of abstract measure theory is assumed, and the emphasis throughout is on statistical concepts rather than rigorous mathematics. The book will be an ideal source for all students and researchers in statistics, mathematics, decision analysis, economic and business studies, and all branches of science and engineering, who wish to further their understanding of Bayesian statistics
"Synopsis" by , Bayesian Theory José M. Bernardo Universidad de Valencia, Valencia, Spain Adrian F. M. Smith Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK Bayesian Theory is the first volume of a related series of three and will be followed by Bayesian Computation, and Bayesian Methods. The series aims to provide an up-to-date overview of the why?, how? and what? of Bayesian statistics. This volume provides a thorough account of key basic concepts and theoretical results, with particular emphasis on viewing statistical inference as a special case of decision theory. Information-theoretic concepts play a central role in the development, which provides, in particular, a detailed treatment of the problem of specification of so-called "prior ignorance". The work is written from the authors’ committed Bayesian perspective, but an overview of non-Bayesian theories is provided, and each chapter contains a wide-ranging critical re-examination of controversial issues. The level of mathematics used is such that most material should be accessible to readers with a knowledge of advanced calculus. In particular, no knowledge of abstract measure theory is assumed, and the emphasis throughout is on statistical concepts rather than rigorous mathematics. The book will be an ideal source for all students and researchers in statistics, mathematics, decision analysis, economic and business studies, and all branches of science and engineering, who wish to further their understanding of Bayesian statistics. Contents Preface Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Foundations Chapter 3 Generalisations Chapter 4 Modelling Chapter 5 Inference Chapter 6 Remodelling Appendix A Summary of Basic Formulae Appendix B Non-Bayesian Theories References Subject index Author Index
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