Statistical Inference for Irregularly Observed Processes
1. Statistical Inference. Statistics is part of the methodology of science—pure and applied. It is pertinent to the various goals of science proper: explanation and understanding, prediction and control, discovery and application, justification, classification. Various writers have set down block diagrams illustrating how scientific enquiry proceeds and how statistics impinges on that process. We mention Bartlett (1967), Box (1976), Mohr (1977) and Parzen (1980). An early writerwas Kempthorne (1952) who set down (essentially) the following diagram.
KeywordsPoint Process Statistical Inference Spike Train Stationary Time Series Partial Coherency
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