Statistical Models for Proportions and Probabilities

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 30, 2013 - Mathematics - 69 pages
Methods for making inferences from data about one or more probabilities and proportions are a fundamental part of a statistician’s toolbox and statistics courses. Unfortunately many of the quick, approximate methods currently taught have recently been found to be inappropriate. This monograph gives an up-to-date review of recent research on the topic and presents both exact methods and helpful approximations. Detailed theory is also presented for the different distributions involved, and can be used in a classroom setting. It will be useful for those teaching statistics at university level and for those involved in statistical consulting.
 

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Contents

1 Single Proportion
1
2 Single Probability
9
3 Several Proportions or Probabilities
19
4 Multivariate Hypothesis Tests
41
5 Logarithmic Models
58
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George Seber is an Emeritus Professor of Statistics at Auckland University, New Zealand. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and recipient of their Hector medal in Science. He has authored or coauthored 13 books and 77 research articles on a wide variety of topics including linear and nonlinear models, multivariate analysis, adaptive sampling, genetics, epidemiology, and statistical ecology.

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