Contributions to the Theory and Application of Statistics

Contributions to the Theory and Application of Statistics

A Volume in Honor of Herbert Solomon

1st Edition - February 24, 1987

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  • Editor: Alan E. Gelfand
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483261270

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Contributions to the Theory and Application of Statistics: A Volume in Honor of Herbert Solomon is a collection of 20 papers that cover the significant contributions of Herbert Solomon in the field of statistics. This text is organized into four sections encompassing 20 chapters. Each section defines an area in which Herb has made a contribution and the papers are ordered alphabetically. The first section consists of four papers in the area of operations research and applied probability, while the second section gathers six papers looking into problems in distribution theory and geometric probability. The third section contains five applied articles in the areas of law and justice, medicine, and psychology. The fourth section covers five papers that explore several inference issues. This book will be of value to statisticians and advance students.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    A Biographical Sketch of Herbert Solomon

    Publications of Herbert Solomon

    The Invited Contributors

    List of Contributors

    I. Operations Research and Applied Probability

    Inequalities for Distributions with Increasing Failure Rate

    A Markov Decision Approach to Nuclear Materials Safeguards

    On the Persistent Release of Particles in a Fluid Flow

    Statistical Inference for Random Parameter Markov Population Process Models

    II. Distribution Theory and Geometric Probability

    Probabilistic-Geometric Theorems Arising from the Analysis of Contingency Tables

    Some Remarks on Exchangeable Normal Variables with Applications

    Asymptotics for the Ratio of Multiple t-Densities

    Periodogram Testing Based on Spacings

    Tests for Uniformity Arising from a Series of Events

    Spatial Classification Error Rates Related to Pixel Size

    III. Applications

    The Use of Peremptory Challenges in Jury Selection

    An Information-Processing Model Based on Reaction Times in Solving Linear Equations

    Diagnostic Errors and Their Impact on Disease Trends

    Hypothesis Testing in the Courtroom

    Multivariate Discrimination of Depressive Groups Across Cultures

    IV. Inference Methodology

    Estimation in Parametric Mixture Families

    Multiple Shrinkage Generalizations of the James-Stein Estimator

    The Analysis of a Set of Multidimensional Contingency Tables Using Log-Linear Models, Latent-Class Models, and Correlation Models: The Solomon Data Revisited

    Selection Procedure for Multinomial Populations with Respect to Diversity Indices

    Confidence Intervals for the Common Variance of Equicorrelated Normal Random Variables

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  • No. of pages: 572
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1987
  • Published: February 24, 1987
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483261270

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Alan E. Gelfand

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