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Bayesian Regression Modeling with INLA

Xiaofeng Wang, Yu Yue Ryan, Julian J. Faraway
February 16, 2018

This book addresses the applications of extensively used regression models under a Bayesian framework. It emphasizes efficient Bayesian inference through integrated nested Laplace approximations (INLA) and real data analysis using R. The INLA method directly computes very accurate approximations to...

A Course in Item Response Theory and Modeling with Stata

Tenko Raykov, George A. Marcoulides
January 25, 2018

Over the past several decades, item response theory (IRT) and item response modeling (IRM) have become increasingly popular in the behavioral, educational, social, business, marketing, clinical, and health sciences. In this book, Raykov and Marcoulides begin with a nontraditional approach to IRT...

Survey Weights: A Step-by-step Guide to Calculation

Richard Valliant, Jill A. Dever
January 08, 2018

Survey Weights: A Step-by-Step Guide to Calculation is the first guide geared toward Stata users that systematically covers the major steps taken in creating survey weights. These weights are used to project a sample to some larger population and can be computed for either probability or...

The New S Language

R. Becker
December 08, 2017

This book provides documentation for a new version of the S system released in 1988. The new S enhances the features that have made S popular: interactive computing, flexible graphics, data management and a large collection of functions. The new S features make possible new applications and...

Graphical Methods for Data Analysis

J. M. Chambers
November 29, 2017

This book present graphical methods for analysing data. Some methods are new and some are old, some require a computer and others only paper and pencil; but they are all powerful data analysis tools. In many situations, a set of data � even a large set- can be adequately analysed through graphical...

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...

An R Companion to Linear Statistical Models

Christopher Hay-Jahans
October 18, 2017

Focusing on user-developed programming, An R Companion to Linear Statistical Models serves two audiences: those who are familiar with the theory and applications of linear statistical models and wish to learn or enhance their skills in R; and those who are enrolled in an R-based course on...

Understanding Statistics for the Social Sciences with IBM SPSS

Robert Ho
September 22, 2017

Modern statistical software provides the ability to compute statistics in a timely, orderly fashion. This introductory statistics textbook presents clear explanations of basic statistical concepts and introduces students to the IBM SPSS program to demonstrate how to conduct statistical analyses via...

Health Econometrics Using Stata

Partha Deb, Edward C. Norton, Willard G. Manning
September 08, 2017

Health Econometrics Using Stata by Partha Deb, Edward C. Norton, and Willard G. Manning provides an excellent overview of the methods used to analyze data on healthcare expenditure and use. Aimed at researchers, graduate students, and practitioners, this book introduces readers to widely used...

Data Science Foundations: Geometry and Topology of Complex Hierarchic Systems and Big Data Analytics

Fionn Murtagh
September 07, 2017

"Data Science Foundations is most welcome and, indeed, a piece of literature that the field is very much in need of…quite different from most data analytics texts which largely ignore foundational concepts and simply present a cookbook of methods…a very useful text and I would certainly use it in...

Generalized Linear Models with Random Effects: Unified Analysis via H-likelihood, Second Edition

Youngjo Lee, John A. Nelder, Yudi Pawitan
August 04, 2017

This is the second edition of a monograph on generalized linear models with random effects that extends the classic work of McCullagh and Nelder. It has been thoroughly updated, with around 80 pages added, including new material on the extended likelihood approach that strengthens the theoretical...

Exploratory Data Analysis with MATLAB, Third Edition

Wendy L. Martinez, Angel R. Martinez, Jeffrey Solka
July 27, 2017

Praise for the Second Edition:"The authors present an intuitive and easy-to-read book. … accompanied by many examples, proposed exercises, good references, and comprehensive appendices that initiate the reader unfamiliar with MATLAB."—Adolfo Alvarez Pinto, International Statistical Review "...