The first edition of Statistical Intervals was published twenty-five years ago. We believe the book successfully met its goal of providing a comprehensive overview of statistical intervals for practitioners and statisticians and we have received much positive feedback. Despite, and perhaps because of this, there were compelling reasons for a second edition. In developing this second edition, Bill Meeker and Gerry Hahn have been most fortunate to have a highly qualified colleague, Luis Escobar, join them.
The new edition aims to:
- Improve or expand on various previously presented statistical intervals, using methods developed since the first edition was published.
- Provide general methods for constructing statistical intervals—some of which have recently been developed or refined—for important situations beyond those previously considered.
- Provide a webpage that gives up-to-date information about available software for calculating statistical intervals, as well as other important up-to-date information.
- Provide, via technical appendices, some of the theory underlying the intervals presented in this book.
In addition to updating the original chapters, this new edition includes new chapters on