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Mathematical Statistics : Basic Ideas and Selected Topics (Vol 2) (Hardcover) (Peter J. Bickel & Kjell
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Mathematical Statistics: Basic Ideas and Selected Topics, Volume II presents important statistical concepts, methods, and tools not covered in the authors’ previous volume. This second volume focuses on inference in non- and semiparametric models. It not only reexamines the procedures introduced in the first volume from a more sophisticated point of view but also addresses new problems originating from the analysis of estimation of functions and other complex decision procedures and large-scale data analysis.
The book covers asymptotic efficiency in semiparametric models from the Le Cam and Fisherian points of view as well as some finite sample size optimality criteria based on Lehmann–Scheffé theory. It develops the theory of semiparametric maximum likelihood estimation with applications to areas such as survival analysis. It also discusses methods of inference based on sieve models and asymptotic testing theory. The remainder of the book is devoted to model and variable selection, Monte Carlo methods, nonparametric curve estimation, and prediction, classification, and machine learning topics. The necessary background material is included in an appendix.
Using the tools and methods developed in this textbook, students will be ready for advanced research in modern statistics. Numerous examples illustrate statistical modeling and inference concepts while end-of-chapter problems reinforce elementary concepts and introduce important new topics. As in Volume I, measure theory is not required for understanding.
Check out Volume I for fundamental, classical statistical concepts leading to the material in this volume.
This book covers a number of topics that are important in current measure theory and practice. It emphasizes nonparametric methods which can really only be implemented with modern computing power on large and complex data sets. In addition, it includes a large number of problems with more difficult ones appearing with hints and partial solutions for the instructor.