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R For College Mathematics and Statistics

1st Edition

Thomas Pfaff
April 22, 2019

R for College Mathematics and Statistics encourages the use of R in mathematics and statistics courses. Instructors are no longer limited to ``nice'' functions in calculus classes. They can require reports and homework with graphs. They can do simulations and experiments. R can be useful for...

Bayesian Statistical Methods

1st Edition

Brian J. Reich, Sujit K. Ghosh
April 16, 2019

Bayesian Statistical Methods provides data scientists with the foundational and computational tools needed to carry out a Bayesian analysis. This book focuses on Bayesian methods applied routinely in practice including multiple linear regression, mixed effects models and generalized linear models (...

Analysis of Incidence Rates

1st Edition

Peter Cummings
April 15, 2019

Incidence rates are counts divided by person-time; mortality rates are a well-known example. Analysis of Incidence Rates offers a detailed discussion of the practical aspects of analyzing incidence rates. Important pitfalls and areas of controversy are discussed. The text is aimed at graduate...

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...

Time Series Clustering and Classification

1st Edition

Elizabeth Ann Maharaj, Pierpaolo D'Urso, Jorge Caiado
April 12, 2019

The beginning of the age of artificial intelligence and machine learning has created new challenges and opportunities for data analysts, statisticians, mathematicians, econometricians, computer scientists and many others. At the root of these techniques are algorithms and methods for clustering and...

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...

Measuring Crime: Behind the Statistics

1st Edition

Sharon L. Lohr
March 29, 2019

Crime statistics are everywhere, but how do you know when they’re valid? If a newspaper report says "the rate of overall violent crime decreased by 0.9 percent," how can you tell where that statistic came from, what it measures, and how accurate it is? Is it worth repeating or sharing? Measuring...

Pathwise Estimation and Inference for Diffusion Market Models

1st Edition

Nikolai Dokuchaev, Lin Yee Hin
March 28, 2019

Pathwise estimation and inference for diffusion market models discusses contemporary techniques for inferring, from options and bond prices, the market participants' aggregate view on important financial parameters such as implied volatility, discount rate, future interest rate, and their...

Geocomputation with R

1st Edition

Robin Lovelace, Jakub Nowosad, Jannes Muenchow
March 25, 2019

Geocomputation with R is for people who want to analyze, visualize and model geographic data with open source software. It is based on R, a statistical programming language that has powerful data processing, visualization, and geospatial capabilities. The book equips you with the knowledge and...

Clinical Trial Optimization Using R

1st Edition

Alex Dmitrienko, Erik Pulkstenis
March 22, 2019

Clinical Trial Optimization Using R explores a unified and broadly applicable framework for optimizing decision making and strategy selection in clinical development, through a series of examples and case studies. It provides the clinical researcher with a powerful evaluation paradigm, as well as...

Data and Safety Monitoring Committees in Clinical Trials

2nd Edition

Jay Herson
March 22, 2019

Praise for the first edition: "Given the author’s years of experience as a statistician and as a founder of the first DMC in pharmaceutical industry trials, I highly recommend this book—not only for experts because of its cogent and organized presentation, but more importantly for young...

Cancer Clinical Trials: Current and Controversial Issues in Design and Analysis

1st Edition

Stephen L. George, Xiaofei Wang, Herbert Pang
March 22, 2019

Cancer Clinical Trials: Current and Controversial Issues in Design and Analysis provides statisticians with an understanding of the critical challenges currently encountered in oncology trials. Well-known statisticians from academic institutions, regulatory and government agencies (such as the U.S....