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Handbook of Quantile Regression

1st Edition


Roger Koenker, Victor Chernozhukov, Xuming He, Limin Peng
October 25, 2017

Quantile regression constitutes an ensemble of statistical techniques intended to estimate and draw inferences about conditional quantile functions. Median regression, as introduced in the 18th century by Boscovich and Laplace, is a special case. In contrast to conventional mean regression that mini...

Adaptive Survey Design

1st Edition


Barry Schouten, Andy Peytchev, James Wagner
August 4, 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 deplo...

Methods in Comparative Effectiveness Research

1st Edition


Constantine Gatsonis, Sally C. Morton
February 7, 2017

Comparative effectiveness research (CER) is the generation and synthesis of evidence that compares the benefits and harms of alternative methods to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor a clinical condition or to improve the delivery of care (IOM 2009). CER is conducted to develop evidence that will...

Handbook of Methods for Designing, Monitoring, and Analyzing Dose-Finding Trials

1st Edition


John O'Quigley, Alexia Iasonos, Björn Bornkamp
April 26, 2017

Handbook of Methods for Designing, Monitoring, and Analyzing Dose-Finding Trials gives a thorough presentation of state-of-the-art methods for early phase clinical trials. The methodology of clinical trials has advanced greatly over the last 20 years and, arguably, nowhere greater than that of ear...

Errors, Blunders, and Lies: How to Tell the Difference

1st Edition


David S. Salsburg
April 19, 2017

We live in a world that is not quite "right." The central tenet of statistical inquiry is that Observation = Truth + Error because even the most careful of scientific investigations have always been bedeviled by uncertainty. Our attempts to measure things are plagued with small errors. Our attempt...

Statistical and Machine-Learning Data Mining:: Techniques for Better Predictive Modeling and Analysis of Big Data, Third Edition

3rd Edition


Bruce Ratner
June 1, 2017

The third edition of a bestseller, Statistical and Machine-Learning Data Mining: Techniques for Better Predictive Modeling and Analysis of Big Data is still the only book, to date, to distinguish between statistical data mining and machine-learning data mining. is a compilation of new and creative d...

Military Applications of Data Analytics

1st Edition


Kevin Huggins
September 19, 2018

The military produces, senses, and consumes a tremendous amount of data.  Developing ways to effectively leverage these troves of data to enhance operations is a persistent goal.  This book explores data analytics techniques that military scientists and practitioners around the world are...

Systems-Level Modelling of Microbial Communities: Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Aarthi Ravikrishnan, Karthik Raman
September 18, 2018

Systems-Level Modelling of Microbial Communities: Theory and Practice introduces various aspects of modelling microbial communities and presents a detailed overview of the computational methods which have been developed in this area. This book is aimed at researchers in the field of computational/...

Risk Assessment and Decision Analysis with Bayesian Networks

2nd Edition

Norman Fenton, Martin Neil
September 12, 2018

Since the first edition of this book published, Bayesian networks have become even more important for applications in a vast array of fields. This second edition includes new material on influence diagrams, learning from data, value of information, cybersecurity, debunking bad statistics, and much...

A First Course in Quality Engineering: Integrating Statistical and Management Methods of Quality, Third Edition

3rd Edition

K. S. Krishnamoorthi, V. Ram Krishnamoorthi, Arunkumar Pennathur
September 11, 2018

The third edition of this textbook improves on the strengths of the earlier editions both in content and presentation. Of the important features of the textbook is the inclusion of examples from real-world to illustrate use of quality methods in problem solving. A thorough revision is made of the...

Medical Product Safety Evaluation: Biological Models and Statistical Methods

1st Edition

Jie Chen, Joseph Heyse, Tze Leung Lai
September 10, 2018

Medical Product Safety Evaluation: Biological Models and Statistical Methods presents cutting-edge biological models and statistical methods that are tailored to specific objectives and data types for safety analysis and benefit-risk assessment. Some frequently encountered issues and challenges in...

Applied Directional Statistics: Modern Methods and Case Studies

1st Edition

Christophe Ley, Thomas Verdebout
September 10, 2018

This book collects important advances in methodology and data analysis for directional statistics. It is the companion book of the more theoretical treatment presented in Modern Directional Statistics (CRC Press, 2017). The field of directional statistics has received a lot of attention due to...

Surprises in Probability: Seventeen Short Stories

1st Edition

Henk Tijms
September 10, 2018

This book brings together a variety of probability applications through entertaining stories that will appeal to a broad readership. What are the best stopping rules for the dating problem? What can Bayes’ formula tell us about the chances of a Champions League draw for soccer teams being rigged?...

Fundamentals of Probability with Stochastic Processes

4th Edition

Saeed Ghahramani
September 04, 2018

"The 4th edition of Ghahramani's book is replete with intriguing historical notes, insightful comments, and well-selected examples/exercises that, together, capture much of the essence of probability. Along with its Companion Website, the book is suitable as a primary resource for a first course in...

Empirical Likelihood Methods in Biomedicine and Health

1st Edition

Albert Vexler, Jihnhee Yu
August 22, 2018

Empirical Likelihood Methods in Biomedicine and Health provides a compendium of nonparametric likelihood statistical techniques in the perspective of health research applications. It includes detailed descriptions of the theoretical underpinnings of recently developed empirical likelihood-based...

Human Capital Systems, Analytics, and Data Mining

1st Edition

Robert C. Hughes
August 22, 2018

Human Capital Systems, Analytics, and Data Mining provides human capital professionals, researchers, and students with a comprehensive and portable guide to human capital systems, analytics and data mining. The main purpose of this book is to provide a rich tool set of methods and tutorials for...

Reliability Engineering: Theory and Applications

1st Edition

Ilia Vonta, Mangey Ram
August 22, 2018

Reliability theory is a multidisciplinary science aimed at developing complex systems that are resistant to failures. Reliability engineering has emerged as a main field not only for scientists and researchers, but also for engineers and industrial managers. This book covers the recent developments...

Displaying Time Series, Spatial, and Space-Time Data with R

2nd Edition

Oscar Perpinan Lamigueiro
August 14, 2018

Focusing on the exploration of data with visual methods, Displaying Time Series, Spatial, and Space-Time Data with R, Second Edition, presents methods and R code for producing high-quality static graphics, interactive visualizations, and animations of time series, spatial, and space-time data....