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Handbook of Automated Scoring: Theory into Practice

1st Edition

Duanli Yan, André A. Rupp, Peter W. Foltz
March 09, 2020

"Automated scoring engines […] require a careful balancing of the contributions of technology, NLP, psychometrics, artificial intelligence, and the learning sciences. The present handbook is evidence that the theories, methodologies, and underlying technology that surround automated scoring have...

Statistical Analysis of Contingency Tables

1st Edition

Morten Fagerland, Stian Lydersen, Petter Laake
February 25, 2020

Statistical Analysis of Contingency Tables is an invaluable tool for statistical inference in contingency tables. It covers effect size estimation, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests for the binomial and the multinomial distributions, unpaired and paired 2x2 tables, rxc tables, ordered rx2...

Modelling Spatial and Spatial-Temporal Data: A Bayesian Approach

1st Edition

Robert P. Haining, Guangquan Li
February 07, 2020

Modelling Spatial and Spatial-Temporal Data: A Bayesian Approach is aimed at statisticians and quantitative social, economic and public health students and researchers who work with small-area spatial and spatial-temporal data. It assumes a grounding in statistical theory up to the standard linear...

Social Media Analytics for User Behavior Modeling: A Task Heterogeneity Perspective

1st Edition

Arun Reddy Nelakurthi, Jingrui He
January 16, 2020

In recent years social media has gained significant popularity and has become an essential medium of communication. Such user-generated content provides an excellent scenario for applying the metaphor of mining any information. Transfer learning is a research problem in machine learning that...

Probability and Bayesian Modeling

1st Edition

Jim Albert, Jingchen Hu
December 18, 2019

Probability and Bayesian Modeling is an introduction to probability and Bayesian thinking for undergraduate students with a calculus background. The first part of the book provides a broad view of probability including foundations, conditional probability, discrete and continuous distributions, and...

Practical Multivariate Analysis

6th Edition

Abdelmonem Afifi, Susanne May, Robin Donatello, Virginia A. Clark
October 14, 2019

This is the sixth edition of a popular textbook on multivariate analysis. Well-regarded for its practical and accessible approach, with excellent examples and good guidance on computing, the book is particularly popular for teaching outside statistics, i.e. in epidemiology, social science, business...

A Guide to Research Methodology: An Overview of Research Problems, Tasks and Methods

1st Edition

Shyama Prasad Mukherjee
September 18, 2019

Research Methodology is meant to provide a broad guideline to facilitate and steer the whole of a research activity in any discipline. With the ambit and amount of research increasing by the day, the need for Research Methodology is being widely appreciated. Against this backdrop, we notice the...

Handbook of Mixed Membership Models and Their Applications

1st Edition

Edoardo M. Airoldi, David Blei, Elena A. Erosheva, Stephen E. Fienberg
June 18, 2019

In response to scientific needs for more diverse and structured explanations of statistical data, researchers have discovered how to model individual data points as belonging to multiple groups. Handbook of Mixed Membership Models and Their Applications shows you how to use these flexible modeling...

Multilevel Modeling Using R

2nd Edition

W. Holmes Finch, Jocelyn E. Bolin, Ken Kelley
May 20, 2019

Like its bestselling predecessor, Multilevel Modeling Using R, Second Edition provides the reader with a helpful guide to conducting multilevel data modeling using the R software environment. After reviewing standard linear models, the authors present the basics of multilevel models and explain how...

Analysis of Integrated Data

1st Edition

Li-Chun Zhang, Raymond L. Chambers
May 08, 2019

The advent of "Big Data" has brought with it a rapid diversification of data sources, requiring analysis that accounts for the fact that these data have often been generated and recorded for different reasons. Data integration involves combining data residing in different sources to enable...

Handbook of Item Response Theory: Volume 2: Statistical Tools

1st Edition

Wim J. van der Linden
April 15, 2019

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...

Sampling: Design and Analysis

2nd Edition

Sharon L. Lohr
April 09, 2019

This edition is a reprint of the second edition published by Cengage Learning, Inc. Reprinted with permission. What is the unemployment rate? How many adults have high blood pressure? What is the total area of land planted with soybeans? Sampling: Design and Analysis tells you how to design and...