This unique book delivers an encyclopedic treatment of classic as well as contemporary large sample theory, dealing with both statistical problems and probabilistic issues and tools. The book is unique in its detailed coverage of fundamental topics. It is written in an extremely lucid style, with an emphasis on the conceptual discussion of the importance of a problem and the impact and relevance of the theorems. There is no other book in large sample theory that matches this book in coverage, exercises and examples, bibliography, and lucid conceptual discussion of issues and theorems.
Basic Convergence Concepts and Theorems.- Metrics, Information Theory, Convergence, and Poisson Approximations.- More General Weak and Strong Laws and the Delta Theorem.- Transformations.- More General Central Limit Theorems.- Moment Convergence and Uniform Integrability.- Sample Percentiles and Order Statistics.- Sample Extremes.- Central Limit Theorems for Dependent Sequences.- Central Limit Theorem for Markov Chains.- Accuracy of Central Limit Theorems.- Invariance Principles.- Edgeworth Expansions and Cumulants.- Saddlepoint Approximations.- U-statistics.- Maximum Likelihood Estimates.- M Estimates.- The Trimmed Mean.- Multivariate Location Parameter and Multivariate Medians.- Bayes Procedures and Posterior Distributions.- Testing Problems.- Asymptotic Efficiency in Testing.- Some General Large-Deviation Results.- Classical Nonparametrics.- Two-Sample Problems.- Goodness of Fit.- Chi-square Tests for Goodness of Fit.- Goodness of Fit with Estimated Parameters.- The Bootstrap.- Jackknife.- Permutation Tests.- Density Estimation.- Mixture Models and Nonparametric Deconvolution.- High-Dimensional Inference and False Discovery.- A Collection of Inequalities in Probability, Linear Algebra, and Analysis.