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Empirical Bayes and Likelihood Inference

Lecture Notes in Statistics Band 148

S.E. Ahmed, N. Reid

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Bayesian and likelihood approaches to inference have a number of points of close contact, especially from an asymptotic point of view. Both approaches emphasize the construction of interval estimates of unknown parameters. Empirical Bayes methods have historically emphasized instead the construction of point estimates. In this volume researchers present recent work on several aspects of Bayesian, likelihood and empirical Bayes methods, presented at a workshop held in Montreal, Canada. The goal of the workshop was to explore the linkages among the methods, and to suggest new directions for research in the theory of inference.


Einband Taschenbuch
Herausgeber S.E. Ahmed, N. Reid
Seitenzahl 235
Erscheinungsdatum 23.10.2000
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-387-95018-1
Verlag Springer US
Maße (L/B/H) 23,7/15,7/1,4 cm
Gewicht 800 g
Auflage Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001

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