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Handbook of Quantile Regression

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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, Third Edition: Techniques for Better Predictive Modeling and Analysis of Big Data, Third Edition

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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...

Statistical Methods in Psychiatry and Related Fields: Longitudinal, Clustered, and Other Repeated Measures Data

Ralitza Gueorguieva
November 22, 2017

Data collected in psychiatry and related fields are complex because outcomes are rarely directly observed, there are multiple correlated repeated measures within individuals, there is natural heterogeneity in treatment responses and in other characteristics in the populations. Simple statistical...

Survival Analysis with Interval-Censored Data: A Practical Approach with Examples in R, SAS, and BUGS

Kris Bogaerts, Arnost Komarek, Emmanuel Lesaffre
November 20, 2017

Survival Analysis with Interval-Censored Data: A Practical Approach with Examples in R, SAS, and BUGS provides the reader with a practical introduction into the analysis of interval-censored survival times. Although many theoretical developments have appeared in the last fifty years, interval...

Weakly Stationary Random Fields, Invariant Subspaces and Applications

Vidyadhar S. Mandrekar, David A. Redett
November 06, 2017

The first book to examine weakly stationary random fields and their connections with invariant subspaces (an area associated with functional analysis). It reviews current literature, presents central issues and most important results within the area. For advanced Ph.D. students,...

Remote Sensing of Hydrometeorological Hazards

George P. Petropoulos, Tanvir Islam
November 02, 2017

Extreme weather and climate change aggravate the frequency and magnitude of disasters. Facing atypical and more severe events, existing early warning and response systems become inadequate both in scale and scope. Earth Observation (EO) provides today information at global, regional and even basin...

Measure and Probability

Siva Athreya, V. S. Sunder
October 31, 2017

This book covers the fundamentals of measure theory and probability theory. It begins with the construction of Lebesgue measure via Caratheodory’s outer measure approach and goes on to discuss integration and standard convergence theorems and contains an entire chapter devoted to complex measures,...

Spectral Feature Selection for Data Mining

Zheng Alan Zhao, Huan Liu
October 31, 2017

Spectral Feature Selection for Data Mining introduces a novel feature selection technique that establishes a general platform for studying existing feature selection algorithms and developing new algorithms for emerging problems in real-world applications. This technique represents a unified...

Randomization, Masking, and Allocation Concealment

Vance Berger
October 27, 2017

Randomization, Masking, and Allocation Concealment is indispensable for any trial researcher who wants to use state of the art randomization methods, and also wants to be able to describe these methods correctly. Far too often the subtle nuances that distinguish proper randomization from flawed...

Research Analytics: Boosting University Productivity and Competitiveness through Scientometrics

Francisco J. Cantu-Ortiz
October 26, 2017

The growth of machines and users of the Internet has led to the proliferation of all sorts of data concerning individuals, institutions, companies, governments, universities, and all kinds of known objects and events happening everywhere in daily life. Scientific knowledge is not an exception to...

Intuition, Trust, and Analytics

Jay Liebowitz, Joanna Paliszkiewicz, Jerzy Gołuchowski
October 26, 2017

In order to make informed decisions, there are three important elements: intuition, trust, and analytics. Intuition is based on experiential learning and recent research has shown that those who rely on their “gut feelings” may do better than those who don’t. Analytics, however, are important in a...

Handbook of Quantile Regression

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...

Statistical Process Control: A Pragmatic Approach

Stephen Mundwiller
October 24, 2017

People with minimal math skills, and even those with advanced math skills, have difficulty grasping the intuitive concepts behind Statistical Process Control (SPC). Many practitioners do not understand the concepts behind Control Charts, the differences of out of control and out of specification,...

Nonparametric Statistical Tests: A Computational Approach

Markus Neuhauser
October 23, 2017

Nonparametric Statistical Tests: A Computational Approach describes classical nonparametric tests, as well as novel and little-known methods such as the Baumgartner-Weiss-Schindler and the Cucconi tests. The book presents SAS and R programs, allowing readers to carry out the different statistical...

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