Statistical Intervals: A Guide for Practitioners and Researchers, Second Edition.

by William Q. Meeker, Gerald J. Hahn, and Luis A. Escobar, published by John Wiley & Sons, 2017.


Statistical intervals provide invaluable tools for quantifying sampling uncertainty. The widely hailed first edition, published in 1991, described the use and construction of the most important statistical intervals. Particular emphasis was given to intervals---such as prediction intervals, tolerance intervals and confidence intervals on distribution quantiles---frequently needed in practice, but often neglected in introductory courses.

Vastly improved computer capabilities over the past 25 years have resulted in an explosion of the tools readily available to analysts. This second edition---more than double the size of the first with more than 50 percent new content---adds these new methods in an easy-to-apply format. In addition to extensive updating of the original chapters, the second edition includes new chapters on: