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Document Type: | Book |
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All Authors / Contributors: |
Murray A Aitkin |

ISBN: | 9781420093438 1420093436 |

OCLC Number: | 370354446 |

Description: | xvii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. |

Contents: | Theories of statistical inference -- The integrated Bayes/likelihood approach -- t-Tests and normal variance tests -- Unified analysis of finite populations -- Regression and analysis of variance -- Binomial and multinomial data -- Goodness of fit and model diagnostics -- Complex models. |

Series Title: | Monographs on statistics and applied probability (Series), 116. |

Responsibility: | Murray Aitkin. |

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This interesting book on model selection provides a nice review of the frequentist, likelihood, and Bayesian approaches to inference and model comparison. ... an interesting book on model selection.-Cavan Reilly, Journal of the American Statistical Association, December 2011I like this book very much ... a worthy new tool based on the posterior distribution of the likelihood with good examples of its capabilities and limitations. ... I strongly recommend the book, enjoy Aitken's writing style, and recognize his many strong contributions to the methodological Bayesian literature.-Tom Burr, Technometrics, November 2011This is a stimulating book that should be of interest to Bayesians and statisticians with a general interest in statistical inference. ... It is likely to be controversial, even heretical, to Bayesians. However, this is precisely why it is worth reading: in exploring the new ideas, whether we ultimately accept them or not, we gain a better understanding of the current orthodoxy. ... one of the interesting contributions of the book is the discussion of the use of Bayes factors - if not `from the inside,' at least from someone who has been thinking deeply about them for some time. ... The book contains some useful points that are known but ought to be better known, and it is useful to have a reference to them. ... I am pleased to have had the opportunity to read it.-A.H. Welsh, Australian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 2011The emphasis on evidence rather than decision theory makes the book especially relevant to scientific investigations. It gives interesting and thoughtful comparisons to alternative approaches to inference ... The very deep and solid inferential foundations the book lays support a carefully thought out and impressive superstructure, covering topics which include variance component models, finite mixtures, regression, anova, complex survey designs, and other topics. It would provide a valuable and thought-provoking volume for advanced students studying the foundations of inference and their practical implications. It would make a particularly good book for a reading group.-David Hand, International Statistical Review (2011), 79, 1 Read more...

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