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Data Mining: Theories, Algorithms, and Examples

Nong Ye
March 29, 2017

New technologies have enabled us to collect massive amounts of data in many fields. However, our pace of discovering useful information and knowledge from these data falls far behind our pace of collecting the data. Data Mining: Theories, Algorithms, and Examples introduces and explains a...

Decision Making in Service Industries: A Practical Approach

Javier Faulin, Angel A. Juan, Scott E. Grasman, Michael J. Fry
March 29, 2017

In real-life scenarios, service management involves complex decision-making processes usually affected by random or stochastic variables. Under such uncertain conditions, the development and use of robust and flexible strategies, algorithms, and methods can provide the quantitative information...

Change-Point Analysis in Nonstationary Stochastic Models

Boris Brodsky
March 23, 2017

This book covers the development of methods for detection and estimation of changes in complex systems. These systems are generally described by nonstationary stochastic models, which comprise both static and dynamic regimes, linear and nonlinear dynamics, and constant and time-variant structures...

Continuous Improvement, Probability, and Statistics: Using Creative Hands-On Techniques

William Hooper
March 23, 2017

What happens when the sport of Juggling meets a Statistical Process Control class? This book shows a creative approach to teaching data analysis for continuous improvement. Using step by step instructions, including over 65 photos and 40 graphs, traditional continuous improvement topics (design of...

Meta-Analysis in Psychiatry Research: Fundamental and Advanced Methods

Mallikarjun B. Hanji
March 21, 2017

This book introduces the latest meta-analytical methods and discusses their applications in the field of psychiatry. A comprehensive list of methods used in meta-analysis has been described in simple language and demonstrated with real-time examples. This informative volume explains the importance...

Improving Population Health Using Electronic Health Records: Methods for Data Management and Epidemiological Analysis

Neal D. Goldstein
March 02, 2017

Electronic health records (EHRs) have become commonplace in the medical profession. Health data are readily captured and permanently stored in a digital fashion, and consequently, are increasingly being utilized in health research. The quality of this research depends upon the investigator’s...

R Primer, Second Edition

Claus Thorn Ekstrom
March 01, 2017

Newcomers to R are often intimidated by the command-line interface, the vast number of functions and packages, or the processes of importing data and performing a simple statistical analysis. The R Primer provides a collection of concise examples and solutions to R problems frequently encountered...

Repeated Measures Design with Generalized Linear Mixed Models for Randomized Controlled Trials

T James Kodera
February 16, 2017

Repeated Measures Design with Generalized Linear Mixed Models for Randomized Controlled Trials is the first book focused on the application of generalized linear mixed models and its related models in the statistical design and analysis of repeated measures from randomized controlled trials. The...

Methods in Comparative Effectiveness Research

Constantine Gatsonis, Sally C. Morton
February 07, 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...

Modern Data Science with R

Benjamin S. Baumer, Daniel T. Kaplan, Nicholas J. Horton
February 02, 2017

Modern Data Science with R is a comprehensive data science textbook for undergraduates that incorporates statistical and computational thinking to solve real-world problems with data. Rather than focus exclusively on case studies or programming syntax, this book illustrates how statistical...

Data Mining with R: Learning with Case Studies, Second Edition

Luis Torgo
January 19, 2017

Data Mining with R: Learning with Case Studies, Second Edition uses practical examples to illustrate the power of R and data mining. Providing an extensive update to the best-selling first edition, this new edition is divided into two parts. The first part will feature introductory material,...

Testing R Code

Richard Cotton
January 19, 2017

Learn how to write R code with fewer bugs. The problem with programming is that you are always one typo away from writing something silly. Likewise with data analysis, a small mistake in your model can lead to a big mistake in your results. Combining the two disciplines means that it is all too...