By Ian B. MacNeill, Gary J. Umphrey, M. Safiul Haq, William L. Harper, Serge B. Provost (eds.)

On may perhaps 27-31, 1985, a sequence of symposia used to be held on the college of Western Ontario, London, Canada, to have fun the seventieth birthday of professional fessor V. M. Joshi. those symposia have been selected to mirror Professor Joshi's study pursuits in addition to components of workmanship in statistical technology between school within the Departments of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences, Economics, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Philosophy. From those symposia, the six volumes which include the "Joshi Festschrift" have arisen. The 117 articles during this paintings replicate the huge pursuits and top of the range of analysis of these who attended our convention. we want to thank all the individuals for his or her impressive cooperation in assisting us to accomplish this undertaking. Our inner most gratitude needs to visit the 3 those that have spent a lot in their time some time past yr typing those volumes: Jackie Bell, Lise consistent, and Sandy Tarnowski. This paintings has been revealed from "camera prepared" replica produced by way of our Vax 785 desktop and QMS Lasergraphix printers, utilizing the textual content processing software program TEX. on the initiation of this undertaking, we have been neophytes within the use of the program. thanks, Jackie, Lise, and Sandy, for having the patience and commitment had to entire this undertaking.

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1, >. 1. 54 is in excess of 1/2 and thus the partial likelihood, point estimate is unsatisfactory. p( ¢ I w) is a beta density with more than half of it truncated, so that p(O I w) is similar. However, sand t are different so that p' is near 1 and curve B in Figure 1 is more appropriate. This suggests ¢, and hence 0, is not near zero, contrary to what the partial likelihood suggests. 08 and is markedly different from p( () I w). The partial likelihood solution performs badly. Figure 3 has s = 23, w = 54, t = 23.

DENNIS V. LINDLEY 40 likelihood /(8, A). When this happens the method has the great advantage that it is not necessary to consider the nuisance parameter at all. If sampling-theoretic methods of inference are to be used it is not enough to have some form of likelihood; a sample space has to be constructed as well. This is readily available if the factorization is achieved by means of a statistic t(x). For we may always write p(x I 8,A) = p(t(x) I 8,A)p(X I t(X),8,A), in terms of the marginal density for t(x) and the density for x conditional on t(x), and if either of these is free of A we have a factorization and /(8) has a well-defined sample space associated with it: either that of t(x), or that of x conditional on the value of t(x) observed, according to which factor is A-free.

TRANSFORMATION TANGENT MODELS Consider a sample Yl, ... , Yn from a stochastically increasing model f(y I 0) and suppose the derivative with respect to 0 exists and is continuous. ' (y I (0 ) = g'(t(y) - ( 0 ) I dt(y)/dy I ; the prime denotes differentiation with respect to 00 • The transformation t(y) is an increasing transformation and the distribution for the transformed variable is of location type in the 'first-derivative' neighbourhood at 00 , We outline the derivation in terms of a finite increment 00 to 00 +8.