Data Analysis in High Energy Physics: A Practical Guide to Statistical MethodsOlaf Behnke, Kevin Kröninger, Grégory Schott, Thomas Schörner-Sadenius This practical guide covers the essential tasks in statistical data analysis encountered in high energy physics and provides comprehensive advice for typical questions and problems. The basic methods for inferring results from data are presented as well as tools for advanced tasks such as improving the signal-to-background ratio, correcting detector effects, determining systematics and many others. Concrete applications are discussed in analysis walkthroughs. Each chapter is supplemented by numerous examples and exercises and by a list of literature and relevant links. The book targets a broad readership at all career levels – from students to senior researchers. From the contents: |