Sequential Estimation / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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The only comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of one oftoday's most important probabilistic techniques
The past 15 years have witnessed many significant advances insequential estimation, especially in the areas of three-stage andnonparametric methodology. Yet, until now, there were no referencesdevoted exclusively to this rapidly growing statisticalfield.
Sequential Estimation is the first, single-source guide to thetheory and practice of both classical and modern sequentialestimation techniquesincluding parametric and nonparametricmethods. Researchers in sequential analysis will appreciate theunified, logically integrated treatment of the subject, as well ascoverage of important contemporary procedures not covered in moregeneral sequential analysis texts, such as:
* Shrinkage estimation
* Empirical and hierarchical Bayes procedures
* Multistage sampling and accelerated sampling procedures
* Time-sequential estimation
* Sequential estimation in finite population sampling
* Reliability estimation and capture-recapture methodologiesleading to sequential tagging schemes
An indispensable resource for researchers in sequential analysis,Sequential Estimation is an ideal graduate-level text as well.
About the Author
MALAY GHOSH, PhD, is a professor in the University of FloridaDepartment of Statistics.
NITIS MUKHOPADHYAY, PhD, is a professor in the University ofConnecticut Department of Statistics.
PRANAB K. SEN, PhD, is a professor in the Department ofBiostatistics and Statistics of the University of North Carolina.
Table of Contents
Introduction and Coverage.
Probabilistic Results in Sequential Analysis.
Some Basic Concepts for Fixed-Sample Estimation.
General Aspects of Sequential Estimation.
Sequential Bayesian Estimation.
Parametric Sequential Point Estimation.
Parametric Sequential Confidence Estimation.
Nonparametric Sequential Point Estimation.
Nonparametric Sequential Confidence Estimation.
Estimation Following Sequential Tests.
Time-Sequential Estimation Problems.
Sequential Estimation in Reliability Models.
Sequential Estimation of the Size of a Finite Population.
What People are Saying About This
An indispensable resource for researchers in sequential analysis, and an ideal graduate-level text as well. (Zentralblatt Math, Volume 953, March 2001)
"...sequential estimation...is the focus...including both parametric and nonparametric methods..." (Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, Vol. LIX, No. 3, September 2001)
"an excellent source for all researchers in the field" (Statistics & Decisions, Vol.20, No.1, 2002)