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Author LinkKadane, Joseph B.
Title LinkPrinciples of uncertainty / Joseph B. Kadane.
Imprint Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, c2011.
Description xxvii, 475 p. :  ill. ;  27 cm.
Type of Material Book
Series ( Chapman & Hall/CRC texts in statistical science series )
Series ( Texts in statistical science.)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contents: Probability -- Conditional probability and Bayes theorem -- Discrete random variables -- Continuous random variables -- Transformations -- Normal distribution -- Making decisions -- Conjugate analysis -- Hierarchical structuring of a model -- Markov chain Monte Carlo -- Multiparty problems -- Exploration of old ideas -- Epilogue: applications.
Summary Written in an appealing, inviting style, and packed with interesting examples, this book introduces the most compelling parts of mathematics, computing, and philosophy as they bear on statistics. Although many books present the computation of a variety of statistics and algorithms while barely skimming the philosophical ramifications of subjective probability, this book takes a different tack. By addressing how to think about uncertainity, this book gives the reader the intuition and understanding required to choose a particular method for a particular purpose. -- from Back Cover
Subject LinkBayesian statistical decision theory.
LinkMathematical statistics.

System Number 000643333
ISBN Link9781439861615 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Link1439861617 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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