Statistical Inference: Estimating Probabilities and Testing and Confirming Models

  • Douglas A. Wolfe
  • Grant Schneider
Part of the Springer Texts in Statistics book series (STS)


In the previous three chapters we have discussed various aspects of the following three important topics:
  1. (a)

    What data are required to address a question of interest and how should these data best be obtained?

  2. (b)

    What models are appropriate for the relevant data and which properties of these models are important for the question of interest?

  3. (c)

    Using the data models to help us understand the proper data collection process, how do we then best summarize the information contained in the resulting observations?



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Douglas A. Wolfe
    • 1
  • Grant Schneider
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of StatisticsThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Upstart NetworkSan CarlosUSA

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