• Refine Query
  • Source
  • Publication year
  • to
  • Language
  • 553
  • 128
  • 100
  • 52
  • 39
  • 37
  • 17
  • 16
  • 14
  • 13
  • 9
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • Tagged with
  • 1193
  • 295
  • 125
  • 118
  • 109
  • 104
  • 91
  • 91
  • 89
  • 86
  • 78
  • 72
  • 67
  • 62
  • 58
  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
1

The role of confidence cognitions in imitation behavior

Horowitz, Herbert, January 1964 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1964. / Abstracted in Dissertation abstracts, v.25 (1965) no. 7, p. 4284. Typescript. Vita. eContent provider-neutral record in process. Description based on print version record. Includes bibliographical references.
2

Influence of the amount and relevance of information on the speed and confidence of the response.

Powel, Wayne Douglas. January 1989 (has links)
Confidence in a belief is a feeling about the probability of the correctness of the belief. Research has shown that subjects tend to be overconfident in the correctness of their beliefs when that confidence is measured against the actual probability of the belief being correct. Further research has indicated the importance of the amount, relevance, and source of background information on the degree of confidence expressed in a belief. Phillips and Wright (1977) have proposed a three stage model for how confidence in a belief is evaluated and transformed into a confidence response. This research examined how the amount and relevance of information pertaining to a belief influenced the subject's confidence in the belief, and the plausibility of the Phillips and Wright confidence response model. Subjects were presented information about a hypothetical individual and were asked to indicate true or false that the profiled individual was from a particular occupation group, and their confidence in their true/false response. Profile information varied from high to low relevance for the occupation decision, and in the amount of information presented. Subject response times were measured, once the profile had been read and removed, from the presentation of the occupation statement to the subjects true/false response. Subjects indicated greatest confidence when the maximum amount of highly relevant information was presented. Further, information relevance alone produced a significant change in confidence, while the amount of information did not. The prediction of the Phillips and Wright model of greatest response times with subject expressions of moderate confidence was not supported. Instead, subjects responded most quickly when most confident and slowest when least confident. Information relevance was negatively related to response time while the amount of information was positively related to response time.
3

Personal information : the protection against disclosure and regulation in the use of private facts about the individual

Wacks, Raymond Ivor January 1986 (has links)
No description available.
4

Essays in aggregate consumption

Scott, Andrew January 1994 (has links)
No description available.
5

The Abuse of Confidence as a Major Theme in the Novels of Henry James

Sullenberger, T. E. 08 1900 (has links)
All of the aforementioned factors--love, money, the abuse of confidence, the guilt growing out of it, the response of the victim--contribute to the moral view constantly evolving towards an ultimate statement in the three novels of James's maturity. This thesis will attempt to explicate in full that statement. For James's theme of abuse of confidence, together with all of its elements, was in itself only the vehicle of a finely attuned moral awareness.
6

Methods of constructing confidence regions for parameters in the power transformation models.

January 1994 (has links)
by Wai-leung Li. / Thesis (M.Phil.)--Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1994. / Includes bibliographical references (leaves 74-77). / Chapter Chapter 1 --- Introduction --- p.1 / Chapter § 1.1 --- Why transformation of variables in regression analysis is needed? --- p.1 / Chapter § 1.2 --- Suggested functional transformation -- Box-Cox Transformation --- p.3 / Chapter § 1.3 --- Methodology --- p.5 / Chapter § 1.4 --- General theory of constructing asymptotic confidence intervals and confidence regions --- p.9 / Chapter § 1.4.1 --- Method based on the log-likelihood ratio statistic --- p.9 / Chapter § 1.4.2 --- Method based on the asymptotic normality of the maximum likelihood estimates --- p.13 / Chapter § 1.4.3 --- Method based on the score statistic --- p.15 / Chapter § 1.5 --- General theory of constructing exact confidence intervals and confidence regions --- p.17 / Chapter § 1.6 --- Summary --- p.23 / Chapter Chapter 2 --- Confidence Intervals for the non-linear parameter λ in the Box-Cox transformation models --- p.24 / Chapter § 2.1 --- Confidence intervals based on the log-likelihood ratio statistics --- p.26 / Chapter § 2.1.1 --- Asymptotically equivalent forms for constructing confidence intervals based on the log-likelihood ratio statistics --- p.30 / Chapter § 2.2 --- Confidence intervals based on the asymptotic normality of the maximum likelihood estimates --- p.31 / Chapter § 2.3 --- Confidence intervals based on the score statistics --- p.35 / Chapter § 2.4 --- Confidence intervals based on the exact test --- p.36 / Chapter § 2.5 --- Small simulation studies of constructing confidence intervals for A based on the four different methods --- p.37 / Chapter § 2.5.1 --- Design of the simulation studies --- p.40 / Chapter § 2.5.2 --- Simulation results --- p.41 / Chapter § 2.6 --- Summary --- p.44 / Chapter Chapter 3 --- Confidence Regions for the parameters in the Box-Cox transformation models --- p.45 / Chapter § 3.1 --- Confidence regions based on the log-likelihood ratio statistics --- p.45 / Chapter § 3.1.1 --- "Confidence region for (λ,ζ1)based on the log-likelihood ratio statistics" --- p.46 / Chapter § 3.1.2 --- Confidence region for (ζ1)based on the log-likelihood ratio statistics --- p.51 / Chapter § 3.2 --- Confidence regions based on the asymptotic normality of the maximum likelihood estimates --- p.53 / Chapter § 3.2.1 --- "Confidence region for (λ,ζ1)based on the asymptotic normality of the maximum likelihood estimates" --- p.53 / Chapter § 3.2.2 --- Confidence region for (ζ1)based on the asymptotic normality of the maximum likelihood estimates --- p.57 / Chapter § 3.3 --- Confidence regions based on the score statistics --- p.58 / Chapter § 3.3.1 --- "Confidence region for (λ,ζ1) based on the score statistic" --- p.59 / Chapter § 3.3.2 --- Confidence region for (ζ1 ) based on the score statistic --- p.60 / Chapter § 3.4 --- Confidence region based on the exact test --- p.61 / Chapter § 3.5 --- Small simulation studies of constructing confidence regions for the parameters of interest based on the four different methods --- p.62 / Chapter Chapter 4 --- Robustness and Discussion --- p.67 / Chapter §4.1 --- Contamination normal distribution --- p.67 / Chapter § 4.1.1 --- Confidence intervals for the non- linear parameter λ based on the contamination normal distribution of error terms --- p.68 / Chapter § 4.1.2 --- Confidence regions for the parameters of interest based on the contamination normal distribution of the error terms --- p.70 / Chapter § 4.2 --- Summary --- p.72 / References --- p.74 / Figures / Appendix A / Appendix B / Appendix C / Appendix D
7

Confidence intervals for the risk ratio under inverse sampling.

January 2005 (has links)
Ip Wing Yiu. / Thesis (M.Phil.)--Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2005. / Includes bibliographical references (leaf 44). / Abstracts in English and Chinese. / Chapter 1 --- Introduction --- p.1 / Chapter 1.1 --- Introduction --- p.1 / Chapter 1.2 --- Background --- p.1 / Chapter 1.3 --- Objective --- p.3 / Chapter 1.4 --- Scope of the thesis --- p.3 / Chapter 2 --- Basic Concepts --- p.5 / Chapter 2.1 --- Inverse Sampling --- p.5 / Chapter 2.2 --- Equivalence/ Non-inferiority Testing --- p.6 / Chapter 3 --- Inference for Risk Ratio --- p.8 / Chapter 3.1 --- Introduction --- p.8 / Chapter 3.2 --- Test Statistics for Risk Ratio --- p.8 / Chapter 3.3 --- Consistent Estimators of π --- p.12 / Chapter 4 --- Confidence Interval --- p.16 / Chapter 4.1 --- Introduction --- p.16 / Chapter 4.2 --- Tost-Based Confidence Interval --- p.17 / Chapter 4.3 --- Using sample-based estimates --- p.18 / Chapter 5 --- Simulation --- p.21 / Chapter 5.1 --- Introduction --- p.21 / Chapter 5.2 --- Simulation Procedures --- p.21 / Chapter 5.3 --- Simulation Results --- p.23 / Chapter 6 --- Conclusion --- p.27 / Appendix --- p.29 / Chapter A. --- Equation derviation --- p.29 / Chapter A1. --- Equation derviation 1 --- p.29 / Chapter A2. --- Equation derviation 2 --- p.31 / Chapter B. --- Table --- p.32 / References --- p.44
8

Confidence intervals for variance components

Purdy, Kathleen G. 08 May 1998 (has links)
Measuring the source and magnitude of components of variation has important applications in industrial, environmental and biological studies. This thesis considers the problem of constructing confidence intervals for variance components in Gaussian mixed linear models. A number of methods based on the usual ANOVA mean squares have been proposed for constructing confidence intervals for variance components in balanced mixed models. Some authors have suggested extending balanced model procedures to unbalanced models by replacing the ANOVA mean squares with mean squares from an unweighted means ANOVA. However, the unweighted means ANOVA is only defined for a few specific mixed models. In Chapter 2 we define a generalization of the unweighted means ANOVA for the three variance component mixed linear model and illustrate how the mean squares from this ANOVA may be used to construct confidence intervals for variance components. Computer simulations indicate that the proposed procedure gives intervals that are generally consistent with the stated confidence level, except in the case of extremely unbalanced designs. A set of statistics that can be used as an alternative to the generalized unweighted mean squares is developed in Chapter 3. The intervals constructed with these statistics have better coverage probability and are often narrower than the intervals constructed with the generalized unweighted mean squares. / Graduation date: 1998
9

Uniformly consistent bootstrap confidence intervals

Yu, Zhuqing., 俞翥清. January 2012 (has links)
The bootstrap methods are widely used for constructing confidence intervals. However, the conventional bootstrap fails to be consistent under some nonstandard circumstances. The m out of n bootstrap is usually adopted to restore consistency, provided that a correct convergence rate can be specified for the plug-in estimators. In this thesis, we re-investigate the asymptotic properties of the bootstrap in a moving-parameter framework in which the underlying distribution is allowed to depend on n. We consider the problem of setting uniformly consistent confidence intervals for two non-regular cases: (1) the smooth function models with vanishing derivatives; and (2) the M-estimation with non-regular conditions. Under the moving-parameter setup, neither the conventional bootstrap nor the m out of n bootstrap is shown uniformly consistent over the whole parameter space. The results reflect to some extent finite-sample anomalies that cannot be explained by conventional, fixed-parameter, asymptotics. We propose a weighted bootstrap procedure for constructing uniformly consistent bootstrap confidence intervals, which does not require explicit specification of the convergence rate of the plug-in estimator. Under the smooth function models, we also propose a modified n out of n bootstrap procedure in special cases where the smooth function is applied to estimators that are uniformly bootstrappable. The estimating function bootstrap is also successfully employed for the latter model and enjoys computational advantages over the weighted bootstrap. We illustrate our findings by comparing the finite-sample coverage performances of the different bootstrap procedures. The stable performance of the proposed methods, contrasts sharply with the erratic coverages of the n out of n and m out of n bootstrap intervals, a result in agreement with our theoretical findings. / published_or_final_version / Statistics and Actuarial Science / Master / Master of Philosophy
10

The construction of joint confidence sets for the comparison of two exponential distributions

Robinson, Jennifer 12 1900 (has links)
No description available.

Page generated in 0.377 seconds