The Statistical Tool Kit

  • David J. Saville
  • Graham R. Wood
Part of the Springer Texts in Statistics book series (STS)


We complement the previous chapter by now summarizing thestatisticalconcepts and techniques which will be used in succeeding chapters. We begin in §1 with the notion of a population, a sample, a random variable and a probability distribution. Properties of combinations of random variables are dealt with in §2. We discuss estimation in §3, and finish in §4 with the definitions of theFand t distributions.


Covariance Assure 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • David J. Saville
    • 1
  • Graham R. Wood
    • 2
  1. 1.AgResearchBiometrics UnitLincolnNew Zealand
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand

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