Bayesian Methods: An Analysis for Statisticians and Interdisciplinary Researchers

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Mai 2009



This exposition of the Bayesian approach to statistics at a level suitable for final year undergraduate and Masters students is unique in presenting its subject with a practical flavor and an emphasis on mainstream statistics. It shows how to infer scientific, medical, and social conclusions from numerical data. The authors draw on many years of experience with practical and research programs and describe many new statistical methods, not available elsewhere. It will be essential reading for all statisticians, statistics students, and related interdisciplinary researchers.


1. Introductory statistical concepts; 2. The discrete version of Bayes' theorem; 3. Models with a single unknown parameter; 4. The expected utility hypothesis and its alternatives; 5. Models with several unknown parameters; 6. Prior structures, posterior smoothing, and Bayes-Stein estimation; Guide to worked examples; Guide to self-study exercises.


'... challenging and worthwhile ... this book is a very welcome and original contribution to the literature on Bayesian statistics.' J. V. Zidek, ISI Short Book Reviews 'The book makes interesting reading and the breadth of ideas tackled by the authors is enormous ... deserves a place in the university library as well as in the personal libraries of researchers who are interested in the Bayesian approach.' Carmen Fernandez, The Statistician 'The book is highly recommended as a well written intermediate book on some modern topics of Bayesian analysis.' H. K. van Dijk, Niew Archief voor Wiskunde 'The explanations stated in the book are very clear, the detailed computations, and the particular way of describing problems, theorems and applications in this book make it useful into only for statisticians but also for other researchers who are confronted with problems of data analysis and who are not primarily familiar with statistical methods.' Monatshefte fur Mathematik 'A very readable and interesting book.' Indian Journal of Statistics
EAN: 9780521004145
ISBN: 0521004144
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Series in Statistica'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2009
Seitenanzahl: 333 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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