Based on the authors' lecture tes, Introduction to the Theory of Statistical Inference presents concise yet complete coverage of statistical inference theory, focusing on the fundamental classical principles. Suitable for a second-semester undergraduate course on statistical inference, the book offers proofs to support the mathematics. It illustrates core concepts using cartoons and provides solutions to all examples and problems. Highlights * Basic tations and ideas of statistical inference are explained in a mathematically rigorous, but understandable, form * Classroom-tested and designed for students of mathematical statistics * Examples, applications of the general theory to special cases, exercises, and figures provide a deeper insight into the material * Solutions provided for problems formulated at the end of each chapter * Combines the theoretical basis of statistical inference with a useful applied toolbox that includes linear models * Theoretical, difficult, or frequently misunderstood problems are marked The book is aimed at advanced undergraduate students, graduate students in mathematics and statistics, and theoretically-interested students from other disciplines. Results are presented as theorems and corollaries. All theorems are proven and important statements are formulated as guidelines in prose. With its multipronged and student-tested approach, this book is an excellent introduction to the theory of statistical inference.
Hannelore Liero is an apl. Prof. for Mathematical Statistics at the University of Potsdam. She studied Mathematics at the Humboldt-University in Berlin. She earned her Ph.D. while working as a scientist at the Academy of Sciences of the GDR. Since 1992, she has taught Statistics for undergraduate and graduate students in Mathematics, Biology and Computer Science at the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Potsdam. In addition to teaching, she does basic research in Statistics and supports scientists applying statistical methods in practice. Silvelyn Zwanzig is an Associate Professor for Mathematical Statistics at Uppsala University. She studied Mathematics at the Humboldt-University in Berlin. Before coming to Sweden she was Assistant Professor at the University of Hamburg in Germany. She received her Ph.D. in Mathematics at the Academy of Sciences of the GDR. Since 1991, she has taught Statistics for undergraduate and graduate students. Her research interests have moved from theoretical statistics to computer intensive statistics. She is interested in consulting and was working in Astrometry.
Hannelore Liero, Silvelyn Zwanzig
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Date of Publication
Science & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
Chapman & Hall/CRC Texts in Statistical Science
Country of Publication
Chapman & Hall/CRC
40 black & white illustrations, 8 black & white tables