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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 mini...

Adaptive Survey Design


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...

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

Bayesian Methods for Repeated Measures

Lyle D. Broemeling
June 01, 2018

Analyze Repeated Measures Studies Using Bayesian Techniques Going beyond standard non-Bayesian books, Bayesian Methods for Repeated Measures presents the main ideas for the analysis of repeated measures and associated designs from a Bayesian viewpoint. It describes many inferential methods for...

Graphics for Statistics and Data Analysis with R, Second Edition

Kevin J. Keen
May 18, 2018

Praise for the First Edition "The main strength of this book is that it provides a unified framework of graphical tools for data analysis, especially for univariate and low-dimensional multivariate data. In addition, it is clearly written in plain language and the inclusion of R code is...

Nonparametric Models for Longitudinal Data: With Implementation in R

Colin O. Wu, Xin Tian
May 15, 2018

Nonparametric Models for Longitudinal Data with Implementations in R presents a comprehensive summary of major advances in nonparametric models and smoothing methods with longitudinal data. It covers methods, theories, and applications that are particularly useful for biomedical studies in the era...

Multivariate Kernel Smoothing and Its Applications

José E. Chacón, Tarn Duong
May 08, 2018

Kernel smoothing has greatly evolved since its inception to become an essential methodology in the Data Science tool kit for the 21st century. Its widespread adoption is due to its fundamental role for multivariate exploratory data analysis, as well as the crucial role it plays in composite...

Handbook of Educational Measurement and Psychometrics Using R

Christopher D. Desjardins, Okan Bulut
May 02, 2018

Currently there are many introductory textbooks on educational measurement and psychometrics as well as R. However, there is no single book that covers important topics in measurement and psychometrics as well as their applications in R. The Handbook of Educational Measurement and Psychometrics...

Mathematical Theory of Bayesian Statistics

Sumio Watanabe
April 30, 2018

Mathematical Theory of Bayesian Statistics introduces the mathematical foundation of Bayesian inference which is well-known to be more accurate in many real-world problems than the maximum likelihood method. Recent research has uncovered several mathematical laws in Bayesian statistics, by which...

Generalized Linear Models and Extensions: Fourth Edition

James W. Hardin, Joseph M. Hilbe
April 27, 2018

Generalized linear models (GLMs) extend linear regression to models with a non-Gaussian, or even discrete, response. GLM theory is predicated on the exponential family of distributions—a class so rich that it includes the commonly used logit, probit, and Poisson models. Although one can fit these...

A Practical Guide to Age-Period-Cohort Analysis: The Identification Problem and Beyond

Wenjiang Fu
April 25, 2018

Age-Period-Cohort analysis has a wide range of applications, from chronic disease incidence and mortality data in public health and epidemiology, to many social events (birth, death, marriage, etc) in social sciences and demography, and most recently investment, healthcare and pension contribution...

Probabilistic Foundations of Statistical Network Analysis

Harry Crane
April 19, 2018

Probabilistic Foundations of Statistical Network Analysis presents a fresh and insightful perspective on the fundamental tenets and major challenges of modern network analysis. Its lucid exposition provides necessary background for understanding the essential ideas behind exchangeable and dynamic...

An Introduction to Generalized Linear Models, Fourth Edition

Annette J. Dobson, Adrian G. Barnett
April 13, 2018

An Introduction to Generalized Linear Models, Fourth Edition provides a cohesive framework for statistical modelling, with an emphasis on numerical and graphical methods. This new edition of a bestseller has been updated with new sections on non-linear associations, strategies for model selection,...

Analysis of Correlated Data with SAS and R, Fourth Edition

Mohamed M. Shoukri
April 02, 2018

Analysis of Correlated Data with SAS and R: 4th edition presents an applied treatment of recently developed statistical models and methods for the analysis of hierarchical binary, count and continuous response data. It explains how to use procedures in SAS and packages in R for exploring data,...

Linear Models and the Relevant Distributions and Matrix Algebra

David A. Harville
March 13, 2018

Linear Models and the Relevant Distributions and Matrix Algebra provides in-depth and detailed coverage of the use of linear statistical models as a basis for parametric and predictive inference. It can be a valuable reference, a primary or secondary text in a graduate-level course on linear models...