Elements of Large-Sample Theory

  • William E. Strawderman
  • Erich L. Lehmann
  • Susan P. Holmes
Open Access
Part of the Selected Works in Probability and Statistics book series (SWPS)


This introductory book on the most useful parts of large-sample theory is designed to be accessible to scientists outside statistics and certainly to master’s-level statistics students who ignore most of measure theory. According to the author, “the subject of this book, first-order large- sample theory, constitutes a coherent body of concepts and results that are central to both theoretical and applied statistics.” All of the other existing books published on the subject over the last 20 years, from Ibragimov and Has’minskii in 1979 to the most recent by Van der Waart in 1998 have a common prerequisite in mathematical sophistication (measure theory in particular) that do not make the concepts available to a wide audience.


Measure Theory American Statistical Association Nonparametric Estimation Triangular Array Asymptotic Optimality 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William E. Strawderman
    • 1
  • Erich L. Lehmann
  • Susan P. Holmes
    • 2
  1. 1.Rutgers UniversityRutgersUSA
  2. 2.Stanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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