Capture-Recapture Methods for the Social and Medical Sciences

1st Edition

Dankmar Bohning, Peter G.M. van der Heijden, John Bunge

Chapman and Hall/CRC
Published July 17, 2017
Reference - 430 Pages - 82 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498745314 - CAT# K26937
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Interdisciplinary Statistics

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Summary

Capture-recapture methods have been used in biology and ecology for more than 100 years. However, it is only recently that these methods have become popular in the social and medical sciences to estimate the size of elusive populations such as illegal immigrants, illicit drug users, or people with a drinking problem. Capture-Recapture Methods for the Social and Medical Sciences brings together important developments which allow the application of these methods. It has contributions from more than 40 researchers, and is divided into eight parts, including topics such as ratio regression models, capture-recapture meta-analysis, extensions of single and multiple source models, latent variable models and Bayesian approaches.

The book is suitable for everyone who is interested in applying capture-recapture methods in the social and medical sciences. Furthermore, it is also of interest to those working with capture-recapture methods in biology and ecology, as there are some important developments covered in the book that also apply to these classical application areas.

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