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Bayesian Demographic Estimation and Forecasting

Bayesian Demographic Estimation and Forecasting

Forthcoming

John Bryant, Junni L. Zhang
July 31, 2018

Bayesian Demographic Estimation and Forecasting presents three statistical frameworks for modern demographic estimation and forecasting. The frameworks draw on recent advances in statistical methodology to provide new tools for tackling challenges such as disaggregation, measurement error, missing...

Handbook of Item Response Theory, Three Volume Set

Handbook of Item Response Theory, Three Volume Set

Wim J. van der Linden
January 25, 2018

Drawing on the work of 75 internationally acclaimed experts in the field, Handbook of Item Response Theory, Three-Volume Set presents all major item response models, classical and modern statistical tools used in item response theory (IRT), and major areas of applications of IRT in educational and...

Handbook of Item Response Theory, Volume Three: Applications

Handbook of Item Response Theory, Volume Three: Applications

Wim J. van der Linden
January 16, 2018

Drawing on the work of internationally acclaimed experts in the field, Handbook of Item Response Theory, Volume 3: Applications presents applications of item response theory to practical testing problems. While item response theory may be known primarily for its advances in theoretical modeling of...

Adaptive Survey Design

Adaptive Survey Design

Barry Schouten, Andy Peytchev, James Wagner
August 04, 2017

Adaptive survey designs (ASDs) provide a framework for data-driven tailoring of data collection procedures to different sample members, often for cost and bias reduction. People vary in how likely they are to respond and in how they respond. This variation leads to opportunities to selectively...

Applied Survey Data Analysis, Second Edition

Applied Survey Data Analysis, Second Edition

Steven G. Heeringa, Brady T. West, Patricia A. Berglund
June 27, 2017

Highly recommended by the Journal of Official Statistics, The American Statistician, and other journals, Applied Survey Data Analysis, Second Edition provides an up-to-date overview of state-of-the-art approaches to the analysis of complex sample survey data. Building on the wealth of material on...

Multilevel Modeling Using Mplus

Multilevel Modeling Using Mplus

Holmes Finch, Jocelyn Bolin
December 22, 2016

This book is designed primarily for upper level undergraduate and graduate level students taking a course in multilevel modelling and/or statistical modelling with a large multilevel modelling component. The focus is on presenting the theory and practice of major multilevel modelling...

Handbook of Item Response Theory, Volume One: Models

Handbook of Item Response Theory, Volume One: Models

Wim J. van der Linden
August 15, 2016

Drawing on the work of internationally acclaimed experts in the field, Handbook of Item Response Theory, Volume One: Models presents all major item response models. This first volume in a three-volume set covers many model developments that have occurred in item response theory (IRT) during the...

Big Data and Social Science: A Practical Guide to Methods and Tools

Big Data and Social Science: A Practical Guide to Methods and Tools

Ian Foster, Rayid Ghani, Ron S. Jarmin, Frauke Kreuter, Julia Lane
August 09, 2016

Both Traditional Students and Working Professionals Acquire the Skills to Analyze Social Problems. Big Data and Social Science: A Practical Guide to Methods and Tools shows how to apply data science to real-world problems in both research and the practice. The book provides practical guidance on...

Bayesian Psychometric Modeling

Bayesian Psychometric Modeling

Roy Levy, Robert J. Mislevy
May 23, 2016

A Single Cohesive Framework of Tools and Procedures for Psychometrics and Assessment Bayesian Psychometric Modeling presents a unified Bayesian approach across traditionally separate families of psychometric models. It shows that Bayesian techniques, as alternatives to conventional approaches,...

Ordered Regression Models: Parallel, Partial, and Non-Parallel Alternatives

Ordered Regression Models: Parallel, Partial, and Non-Parallel Alternatives

Andrew S. Fullerton, Jun Xu
April 05, 2016

Estimate and Interpret Results from Ordered Regression Models Ordered Regression Models: Parallel, Partial, and Non-Parallel Alternatives presents regression models for ordinal outcomes, which are variables that have ordered categories but unknown spacing between the categories. The book provides...

Handbook of Item Response Theory, Volume Two: Statistical Tools

Handbook of Item Response Theory, Volume Two: Statistical Tools

Wim J. van der Linden
February 11, 2016

Drawing on the work of internationally acclaimed experts in the field, Handbook of Item Response Theory, Volume Two: Statistical Tools presents classical and modern statistical tools used in item response theory (IRT). While IRT heavily depends on the use of statistical tools for handling its...

Bayesian Methods: A Social and Behavioral Sciences Approach, Third Edition

Bayesian Methods: A Social and Behavioral Sciences Approach, Third Edition

Jeff Gill
December 11, 2014

An Update of the Most Popular Graduate-Level Introductions to Bayesian Statistics for Social Scientists Now that Bayesian modeling has become standard, MCMC is well understood and trusted, and computing power continues to increase, Bayesian Methods: A Social and Behavioral Sciences Approach, Third...

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