Statistics lectures have often been viewed with trepidation by engineering and science students taking an ancillary course in this subject. Whereas there are many texts showing qhowq statistical methods are applied, few provide a clear explanation for non-statisticians of how the principles of data analysis can be based on probability theory. Data Analysis: A Bayesian Tutorial provides such a text, putting emphasis as much on understanding qwhyq and qwhenq certain statistical proceduresshould be used as qhowq. This difference in approach makes the text ideal as a tutorial guide for senior undergraduates and research students, in science and engineering. After explaining the basic principles of Bayesian probability theory, their use is illustrated with a variety of examples ranging from elementary parameter estimation to image processing. With its central emphasis on a few fundamental rules, this book takes the mystery out of statistics by providing a clear rationale for some of the most widely-used procedures.With its central emphasis on a few fundamental rules, this book takes the mystery out of statistics by providing a clear rationale for some of the most widely-used procedures.
|Author||:||D. S. Sivia|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press - 1996|