Note that a
Workshop on Confidence Limits
took place at CERN, 17-18 January 2000
Bibliography : Reference papers
``Unified approach to the classical statistical analysis of small signals",
G.Feldman and R.Cousins, Phys Rev D 57 (1998) 3873-3889.
``Inferring the intensity of Poisson processes at the limit of the detector
P.Astone and G.D'Agostini,
``A new ordering principle for the classical statistical analysis of Poisson
processes with background",
C.Giunti, Giunti, Phys Rev D 59 (1999) 053001 1-6.
``Improved probability method for estimating the signal
in the presence of background",
B.Roe and M.Woodroofe, Phys. Rev. D 60 (1999) 053009 1-5
Papers / Notes from the LEP HIGGS Working Group :
``Lower bound for the SM Higgs boson mass: combined result from the four
LEP working group for Higgs boson searches,
CERN/LEPC 97-11, LEPC/M 115 (Nov. 1997)
``Optimal statistical analysis of search results based on the
likelihood ratio and its application to the search for the MSM
Higgs boson at sqrt(s) =161 and 172 GeV"
A. L. Read,
DELPHI 97-158 PHYS 737
Recent related papers :
``The Statistical Analysis of Gaussian and Poisson Signals
Near Physical Boundaries",
``Computation of Confidence Intervals for Poisson Processes"
``Confidence Level Computation for Combining Searches with Small Statistics"
T.Junk, Published in Nucl.Instrum.Meth.A434:435-443,1999,
Confidence Level Computation for Combining Searches using the Likelihood Ratio" by Tom Junk