Statistical theory : a concise introduction
 Author/Creator
 Abramovich, Felix.
 Language
 English.
 Publication
 Boca Raton, Florida : CRC Press, [2013]
 Physical description
 xv, 224 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
 Series
 Texts in statistical science.
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Available online

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Contributors
 Contributor
 Ritov, Ya'acov, 1951
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]) and index.
 Summary
 "Preface This book is intended as a textbook for a oneterm course in statistical theory for advanced undergraduates in statistics, mathematics or other related fields although at least parts of it may be useful for graduates as well. Although there exist many good books on the topic, having taught a oneterm Statistical Theory course during the years we felt that it is somewhat hard to recommend a particular one as a proper textbook to undergraduate students in statistics. Some of the existing textbooks with a primary focus on rigorous formalism, in our view, do not explain sufficiently clearly the underlying ideas and principles of the main statistical concepts, and are more suitable for graduates. Some others are "allinclusive" textbooks that include a variety of topics in statistics that make them "too heavy" for a oneterm course in statistical theory. Our main motivation was to propose a more "studentoriented" selfcontained textbook designed for a oneterm course on statistical theory that would introduce basic statistical concepts first on a clear intuitive level with illustrative examples in addition to the (necessary!) formal definitions, theorems and proofs. It is based on our lecture notes. We tried to keep a proper balance between the clarity and rigorousness of exposition. In a few cases we preferred to present a "sketched" version of a proof explaining its main ideas or even to give it up at all rather then to follow detailed technical mathematical and probabilistic arguments. The interested reader can complete those proofs from other existing books on mathematical statistics (see the bibliography)" Provided by publisher.
Subjects
 Subject
 Probabilities > Textbooks.
 Statistics > Textbooks.
Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2013
 Responsibility
 Felix Abramovich, Ya'acov Ritov.
 Series
 Chapman & Hall/CRC texts in statistical science
 ISBN
 9781439851845
 1439851840