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An introduction to the bootstrap

Author: Bradley Efron; Robert Tibshirani
Publisher: Boca Raton, Fla. : Chapman & Hall/CRC, ©1998.
Series: Monographs on statistics and applied probability (Series), 57.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st CRC Press reprintView all editions and formats
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An exploration of the many different bootstrap techniques. It discusses useful statistical techniques through real data examples and covers nonparametric regression, density estimation,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bradley Efron; Robert Tibshirani
ISBN: 0412042312 9780412042317
OCLC Number: 41737309
Description: xvi, 436 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The accuracy of a sample mean --
3. Random samples and probabilities --
4. The empirical distribution function and the plug-in principle --
5. Standard errors and estimated standard errors --
6. The bootstrap estimate of standard error --
7. Bootstrap standard errors: some examples --
8. More complicated data structures --
9. Regression models --
10. Estimates of bias --
11. The jackknife --
12. Confidence intervals based on bootstrap "tables" --
13. Confidence intervals based on bootstrap percentiles --
14. Better bootstrap confidence intervals --
15. Permutation tests --
16. Hypothesis testing with the bootstrap --
17. Cross-validation and other estimates of prediction error --
18. Adaptive estimation and calibration --
19. Assessing the error in bootstrap estimates --
20. A geometrical representation for the bootstrap and jackknife --
21. An overview of nonparametric and parametric inference --
22. Further topics in bootstrap confidence intervals --
23. Efficient bootstrap computations --
24. Approximate likelihoods --
25. Bootstrap bioequivalence --
26. Discussion and further topics --
Appendix: software for bootstrap computations.
Series Title: Monographs on statistics and applied probability (Series), 57.
Responsibility: Bradley Efron and Robert J. Tibshirani.

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