A critical comparison of two methods of statistical discrimination

Aitchison, J., Habbema, J.D.F. and Kay, J.W. (1977) A critical comparison of two methods of statistical discrimination. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics), 26(1), 15 - 25. (doi:10.2307/2346863)

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Abstract

Important clinical differences arising in the application of commonly advocated discriminant or diagnostic methods demand a thorough assessment of the realism of their different assessments. Recent theoretical work on the estimation of density functions provides reasons for these differences and suggests which methods should provide greater realism. These suggestions are strongly supported by a simulation study. Specific recommendations are made concerning statistical diagnostic practice.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kay, Dr James
Authors: Aitchison, J., Habbema, J.D.F., and Kay, J.W.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Statistics
Journal Name:Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics)
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:0035-9254
ISSN (Online):1467-9876

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