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Statistics in the Health Sciences: Theory, Applications, and Computing

Albert Vexler, Alan Hutson
February 07, 2018

"This very informative book introduces classical and novel statistical methods that can be used by theoretical and applied biostatisticians to develop efficient solutions for real-world problems encountered in clinical trials and epidemiological studies. The authors provide a detailed discussion of...

Behavioral Research and Analysis: An Introduction to Statistics within the Context of Experimental Design, Fourth Edition

Max Vercruyssen, Hal W. Hendrick
February 05, 2018

Now in its fourth edition, Behavioral Research and Analysis: An Introduction to Statistics within the Context of Experimental Design presents an overview of statistical methods within the context of experimental design. It covers fundamental topics such as data collection, data analysis,...

Chain Event Graphs

Rodrigo A. Collazo, Christiane Goergen, Jim Q. Smith
January 31, 2018

   Written by some major contributors to the development of this class of graphical models, Chain Event Graphs introduces a viable and straightforward new tool for statistical inference, model selection and learning techniques. The book extends established technologies used in the study of...

Theory of Stochastic Objects: Probability, Stochastic Processes and Inference

Athanasios Christou Micheas
January 29, 2018

This book defines and investigates the concept of a random object. To accomplish this task in a natural way, it brings together three major areas; statistical inference, measure-theoretic probability theory and stochastic processes. This point of view has not been explored by existing textbooks;...

Handbook of Item Response Theory, Three Volume Set

Wim J. van der Linden
January 25, 2018

Drawing on the work of 75 internationally acclaimed experts in the field, Handbook of Item Response Theory, Three-Volume Set presents all major item response models, classical and modern statistical tools used in item response theory (IRT), and major areas of applications of IRT in educational and...

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...

Handbook of Item Response Theory, Volume Three: Applications

Wim J. van der Linden
January 16, 2018

Drawing on the work of internationally acclaimed experts in the field, Handbook of Item Response Theory, Volume 3: Applications presents applications of item response theory to practical testing problems. While item response theory may be known primarily for its advances in theoretical modeling of...

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...

Applied Epidemiologic Principles and Concepts: Clinicians' Guide to Study Design and Conduct

Laurens Holmes, Jr.
December 21, 2017

This book provides practical knowledge to clinicians and biomedical researchers using biological and biochemical specimen/samples in order to understand health and disease processes at cellular, clinical, and population levels. Concepts and techniques provided will help researchers design and...

Biostatistics for Clinical and Public Health Research

Melody S. Goodman
December 18, 2017

Biostatistics for Clinical and Public Health Research provides a concise overview of statistical analysis methods. Use of SAS and Stata statistical software is illustrated in full, including how to interpret results. Focusing on statistical models without all the theory, the book is complete with...

Bayesian Inference for Stochastic Processes

Lyle D. Broemeling
December 15, 2017

This is the first book designed to introduce Bayesian inference procedures for stochastic processes. There are clear advantages to the Bayesian approach (including the optimal use of prior information). Initially, the book begins with a brief review of Bayesian inference and uses many examples...

Applied Surrogate Endpoint Evaluation Methods with SAS and R

Ariel Alonso, Theophile Bigirumurame, Tomasz Burzykowski, Marc Buyse, Geert Molenberghs, Leacky Muchene, Nolen Joy Perualila, Ziv Shkedy, Wim Van der Elst
December 13, 2017

An important factor that affects the duration, complexity and cost of a clinical trial is the endpoint used to study the treatment’s efficacy. When a true endpoint is difficult to use because of such factors as long follow-up times or prohibitive cost, it is sometimes possible to use a surrogate...