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Classical Statistical Inference

Željko Ivezi, Andrew J. Connolly, Jacob T. VanderPlas, Alexander Gray, Željko Ivezi, Andrew J. Connolly, Jacob T. VanderPlas, and Alexander Gray

in Statistics, Data Mining, and Machine Learning in Astronomy: A Practical Python Guide for the Analysis of Survey Data

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151687
eISBN:
9781400848911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151687.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter introduces the main concepts of statistical inference, or drawing conclusions from data. There are three main types of inference: point estimation, confidence estimation, and hypothesis ... More


Statistical Protocols

Partha P. Mitra and Hemant Bokil

in Observed Brain Dynamics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195178081
eISBN:
9780199864829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178081.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter provides a mini-review of classical and modern statistical methods for data analysis. Topics covered include method of least squares, data visualization, point estimation, interval ... More


Integrated Objective Bayesian Estimation and Hypothesis Testing

José M. Bernardo

in Bayesian Statistics 9

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694587
eISBN:
9780191731921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694587.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

The complete final product of Bayesian inference is the posterior distribution of the quantity of interest. Important inference summaries include point estimation, region estimation and precise ... More


Estimation and Simulation

Yoram Rubin

in Applied Stochastic Hydrogeology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195138047
eISBN:
9780197561676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195138047.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

Two important applications of the SRF concept developed in chapter 2 are point estimation and image simulation. Point estimation considers the SRF Z at an unsampled location, x0, and the goal is to ... More


Voting in War and in Peace

William G. Howell, Saul P. Jackman, and Jon C. Rogowski

in The Wartime President: Executive Influence and the Nationalizing Politics of Threat

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226048253
eISBN:
9780226048420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226048420.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter turns its focus to roll call votes cast during those congresses when the nation transitioned either into or out of war. Using interest groups as bridging observations, we show that the ... More


Central Bank Committees and Political Communication

Nicole Baerg

in Crafting Consensus: Why Central Bankers Change Their Speech and How Speech Changes the Economy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190499488
eISBN:
9780190499518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499488.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Using archival, textual information from Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) transcript data as well as FOMC policy statements, chapter 4 demonstrates that when the chair and median member have ... More


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