In this new edition the author has added substantial material on Bayesian analysis, including lengthy new sections on such important topics as empirical and hierarchical Bayes analysis, Bayesian calculation, Bayesian communication, and group decision making. With these changes, the book can be used as a self-contained introduction to Bayesian analysis. In addition, much of the decision-theoretic portion of the text was updated, including new sections covering such modern topics as minimax multivariate (Stein) estimation.
Table of Contents1. Basic concepts; 2. Utility and loss; 3. Prior information and subjective probability; 4. Bayesian analysis; 5. Minimax analysis; 6. Invariance; 7. Preposterior and sequential analysis; 8. Complete and essentially complete classes; Appendices.