LSU’s Luis Escobar Co-Authors “Statistical Intervals: A Guide for Practitioners and Researchers”
BATON ROUGE – Experimental Statistics Professor Luis A. Escobar is co-author of the book “Statistical Intervals: A Guide for Practitioners and Researchers,” which was just published by the prestigious editorial John Wiley & Sons earlier in April.
The target population for this book are scientists, researchers, statisticians, engineers, managers and others that often need to draw conclusions from limited data. For example, based upon the results of a limited sample, one might need to decide whether a product is ready for release to manufacturing, to determine how reliable a space system really is or to assess the impact of an alleged environmental hazard. Sample data provide uncertain results about the population or process of interest. Statistical intervals quantify this uncertainty by what is referred to, in public opinion polls, as “the margin of error.”'
“Statistical Intervals: A Guide for Practitioners and Researchers” shows how to compute a large class of intervals, demonstrates their practical applications and clearly state the assumptions that one makes in their use. The book also provides numerous references and a great deal of technical details for the proposed methodology.
Escobar is also co-author of the commonly cited book “Statistical Methods for Reliability Data, 1998,” which was also published by John Wiley & Sons.
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