Confidence Intervals

by Michael Smithson

Series: Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences (No. 140)

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  • 9780761924999
  • 9781483389288
Smithson first introduces the basis of the confidence interval framework and then provides the criteria for "best" confidence intervals, along with the trade-offs between confidence and precision. Next, using a reader-friendly style with lots of worked out examples from various disciplines, he 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.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780761924999
  • 9781483389288
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780761924999
  • 9781483389288