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Statistical Methods**

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 sensitivity"**, P.Astone and G.D'Agostini, CERN-EP/99-126, hep-ex/9909047**``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 experiments"**, 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",**M.Mandelkern, J.Schultz, hep-ex/9910041**``Computation of Confidence Intervals for Poisson Processes"**, J.A. Aguilar-Saavedra, hep-ex/9911024**``Confidence Level Computation for Combining Searches with Small Statistics"**, T.Junk, Published in Nucl.Instrum.Meth.A434:435-443,1999, hep-ex/9902006**" Confidence Level Computation for Combining Searches using the Likelihood Ratio" by Tom Junk**