From the recently started ASA books series on statistical reasoning in science and society (of which I already reviewed a sequel to The Lady tasting Tea), a short book, Statistics and Health Care Fraud, I read at the doctor while waiting for my appointment, with no chances of cheating! While making me realise that there […]

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## mathematical statistics books with Bayesian chapters [incomplete book reviews]

July 9, 2013I received (in the same box) two mathematical statistics books from CRC Press, Understanding Advanced Statistical Methods by Westfall and Henning, and Statistical Theory A Concise Introduction by Abramovich and Ritov. For review in CHANCE. While they are both decent books for teaching mathematical statistics at undergraduate borderline graduate level, I do not find enough […]

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May 8, 2023“I believe neither in luck nor in destiny, I trust only the science of probabilities. I have studied mathematical statistics, combinatorial analysis, mass functions, and random variables, and they never have held any surprise for me.” Over the past weeks, I read both second and third volumes of The Mirror Visitor series, by Christelle Dabos, […]

## statistics for making decisions [book review]

March 7, 2022I bought this book [or more precisely received it from CRC Press as a ({prospective} book) review reward] as I was interested in the author’s perspectives on actual decision making (and unaware of the earlier Statistical Decision Theory book he had written in 2013). It is intended for a postgraduate semester course and “not for […]

## mathematical theory of Bayesian statistics [book review]

May 6, 2021I came by chance (and not by CHANCE) upon this 2018 CRC Press book by Sumio Watanabe and ordered it myself to gather which material it really covered. As the back-cover blurb was not particularly clear and the title sounded quite general. After reading it, I found out that this is a mathematical treatise on […]