Decision Theory

  • Mark J. Schervish
Part of the Springer Series in Statistics book series (SSS)


A major use of statistical inference is its application to decision making under uncertainty. When the costs and/or benefits of our actions depend on quantities we will not know until after we make our decisions, we need to be able to weigh the costs against the uncertainties intelligently.


Decision Rule Loss Function Decision Theory Risk Function Finite Case 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark J. Schervish
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  1. 1.Department of StatisticsCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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