© 1981

Concepts of Nonparametric Theory


Part of the Springer Series in Statistics book series (SSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. John W. Pratt, Jean D. Gibbons
    Pages 1-81
  3. John W. Pratt, Jean D. Gibbons
    Pages 145-202
  4. John W. Pratt, Jean D. Gibbons
    Pages 231-295
  5. John W. Pratt, Jean D. Gibbons
    Pages 296-317
  6. John W. Pratt, Jean D. Gibbons
    Pages 318-344
  7. John W. Pratt, Jean D. Gibbons
    Pages 345-424
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 425-463

About this book


This book explores both non parametric and general statistical ideas by developing non parametric procedures in simple situations. The major goal is to give the reader a thorough intuitive understanding of the concepts underlying nonparametric procedures and a full appreciation of the properties and operating characteristics of those procedures covered. This book differs from most statistics books by including considerable philosophical and methodological discussion. Special attention is given to discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of various statistical methods and approaches. Difficulties that often arise in applying statistical theory to real data also receive substantial attention. The approach throughout is more conceptual than mathematical. The "Theorem-Proof" format is avoided; generally, properties are "shown," rather than "proved." In most cases the ideas behind the proof of an im­ portant result are discussed intuitively in the text and formal details are left as an exercise for the reader. We feel that the reader will learn more from working such things out than from checking step-by-step a complete presen­ tation of all details.


Mathematica Parameterfreier Test Permutation algorithms boundary element method constant construction form functions minimum performance statistical theory statistics theorem transformation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Business AdministrationHarvard UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Graduate School of Business AdministrationUniversity of AlabamaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Concepts of Nonparametric Theory
  • Authors J.W. Pratt
    J.D. Gibbons
  • Series Title Springer Series in Statistics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-90582-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-5933-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-5931-2
  • Series ISSN 0172-7397
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 462
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Applications of Mathematics
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