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Confidence Intervals
By Michael Smithson

Confidence Intervals

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Confidence Intervals by Michael Smithson

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Using lots of easy to understand examples from different disciplines, the author introduces the basis of the confidence interval framework and provides the criteria for 'best' confidence intervals, along with the trade-offs between confidence and precision. The book covers such pertinent topics as: the transformation principle whereby a confidence interval for a parameter may be used to construct an interval for any monotonic transformation of that parameter; confidence intervals on distributions whose shape changes with the value of the parameter being estimated; and, the relationship between confidence interval and significance testing frameworks, particularly regarding power.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761924999
ISBN-10: 076192499X
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 6mm)
Pages: 104
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 14-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michael Smithson

Research Interests: Ignorance and Uncertainty, Risk, Decision Making, Statistical Methods for Psychological Research, Social Dilemmas, Fuzzy Logic, Philosophy and Social Psychology of Science

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