** About the book** The theory of estimating functions plays a major role in analysis of data pertaining to Biostatistics, Econometrics, Time Series Analysis, Reliability studies and other varied fields. The theory originated essentially from the works of Godambe (1960) and Durbin (1960). The Godambe-Durbin estimating functions have lately been developed into a full-fledged theory of estimating functions.
This pioneering text is a systematic exposition of the theoretical development of the subject. The book also discusses at length the application of the theory in interpretation of results in Survey Sampling. |