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Sampling, Sample Moments and Sampling Distributions

  • Ron C. Mittelhammer
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Abstract

Prior to this point, our study of probability theory and its implications has essentially addressed questions of deduction, being of the type: “Given a probability space, what can we deduce about the characteristics of outcomes of an experiment?” Beginning with this chapter, we turn this question around, and focus our attention on statistical inference and questions of the form: “Given characteristics associated with the outcomes of an experiment, what can we infer about the probability space?”

Keywords

Population Distribution Simple Random Sampling Joint Density Empirical Distribution Function Sample Moment 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ron C. Mittelhammer
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  1. 1.School of Economic SciencesWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA

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