Statistical Methods

Author: Jyotiprasad Medhi

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 8122404197

Category: Mathematical statistics

Page: 456

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The Preface Elucidates That The Text Is Designed For Degree Courses In India. However, I Imagine That It Could Play A Useful Role For Those In Britain. It Is Mainly Intended As An Introductory Text For Those Studying Social Sciences And Economics. Individuals From Other Disciplines Would, No Doubt, Still Find It Useful As A General Reference.The Chapters Are Well Written And Easy To Follow. An Appealing Feature Of The Book Is That Much Emphasis Is Placed On The Understanding And Application Of Statistical Methods. There Is Avoidance Of Excessive Presentation Of Formulae. For These Reasons Alone I Think That Students Will Find The Text Attractive. Each Chapter Finishes With A Series Of Well-Formulated Questions, Which Test The Readers' Understanding.The Two Chapters On Statistical Inference And Tests Of Significance Are Excellent.It Is A Comprehensive And Interesting Text, One That I Think Most Students Would Find Useful. Indeed, It Is An Useful Addition To My Library, Having Already Referred To It Often. The Statistician, London, Vol. 45, No. 3 (1996).
Multivariate Statistical Methods

Author: Bryan F.J. Manly

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1584884142

Category: Mathematics

Page: 228

View: 568

Multivariate methods are now widely used in the quantitative sciences as well as in statistics because of the ready availability of computer packages for performing the calculations. While access to suitable computer software is essential to using multivariate methods, using the software still requires a working knowledge of these methods and how they can be used. Multivariate Statistical Methods: A Primer, Third Edition introduces these methods and provides a general overview of the techniques without overwhelming you with comprehensive details. This thoroughly revised, updated edition of a best-selling introductory text retains the author's trademark clear, concise style but includes a range of new material, new exercises, and supporting materials on the Web. New in the Third Edition: Fully updated references Additional examples and exercises from the social and environmental sciences A comparison of the various statistical software packages, including Stata, Statistica, SAS Minitab, and Genstat, particularly in terms of their ease of use by beginners In his efforts to produce a book that is as short as possible and that enables you to begin to use multivariate methods in an intelligent manner, the author has produced a succinct and handy reference. With updated information on multivariate analyses, new examples using the latest software, and updated references, this book provides a timely introduction to useful tools for statistical analysis.
Statistical Methods of Analysis

Author: Chin Long Chiang

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812383107

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 660

View: 860

This textbook is related to a course that the author taught for many years at University of California, Berkeley. The course was originally intended for graduate students in the biological and health sciences. But it attracted students from other departments on the campus as well. In order for the book to serve the interest of a larger audience, the author made revisions of the outline, added new topics, and provided more examples for illustrations wherever needed. This invaluable book systematically presents fundamental methods of statistical analysis: from basic probability and statistical distributions, through fundamental concepts of statistical inference, to a collection of methods of analysis useful for scientific research. The text is rich in tables, diagrams, and examples, in addition to theoretical justification of the methods of analysis introduced. Each chapter has a section entitled "Exercises and Problems, " to accompaning the text. There are altogether about 300 exercises, whoseanswers are given. A section entitled "Proof of the Results in This Chapter" in each chapter provides interested readers with material for further study.
Statistical Methods in Diagnostic Medicine

Author: Xiao-Hua Zhou

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470317921

Category: Mathematics

Page: 464

View: 419

An important role of diagnostic medicine research is to estimate and compare the accuracies of diagnostic tests. This book provides a comprehensive account of statistical methods for design and analysis of diagnostic studies, including sample size calculations, estimation of the accuracy of a diagnostic test, comparison of accuracies of competing diagnostic tests, and regression analysis of diagnostic accuracy data. Discussing recently developed methods for correction of verification bias and imperfect reference bias, methods for analysis of clustered diagnostic accuracy data, and meta-analysis methods, Statistical Methods in Diagnostic Medicine explains: * Common measures of diagnostic accuracy and designs for diagnostic accuracy studies * Methods of estimation and hypothesis testing of the accuracy of diagnostic tests * Meta-analysis * Advanced analytic techniques-including methods for comparing correlated ROC curves in multi-reader studies, correcting verification bias, and correcting when an imperfect gold standard is used Thoroughly detailed with numerous applications and end-of-chapter problems as well as a related FTP site providing FORTRAN program listings, data sets, and instructional hints, Statistical Methods in Diagnostic Medicine is a valuable addition to the literature of the field, serving as a much-needed guide for both clinicians and advanced students.
Statistical Methods in Discrimination Litigation

Author: Kaye

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498710480

Category: Mathematics

Page: 232

View: 579

9. Issues and Methods in Discrimination Statistics -- 9.1. INTRODUCTION -- 9.2. BASIC STATISTICAL CONCEPTS IN THE COURTROOM -- 9.2.1. The Historical Legacy -- 9.2.2. Philosophical Attitudes Towards Probability -- 9.2.3. Hypothesis Tests -- 9.2.4. Confidence Intervals -- 9.2.5. Selection Effects -- 9.3. SPECIFIC STATISTICAL METHODS -- 9.3.1. Multiple Regression -- 9.3.2. Structural Models and Unreliability -- 9.3.3. Multiple Inference -- 9.3.4. Comparison of Rates and Proportions -- 9.3.5. Temporal Analysis -- 9.4. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS -- REFERENCES -- Index
Essential Statistical Methods for Medical Statistics

Author: J. Philip Miller

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444537384

Category: Mathematics

Page: 368

View: 332

Essential Statistical Methods for Medical Statistics presents only key contributions which have been selected from the volume in the Handbook of Statistics: Medical Statistics, Volume 27 (2009). While the use of statistics in these fields has a long and rich history, the explosive growth of science in general, and of clinical and epidemiological sciences in particular, has led to the development of new methods and innovative adaptations of standard methods. This volume is appropriately focused for individuals working in these fields. Contributors are internationally renowned experts in their respective areas. · Contributors are internationally renowned experts in their respective areas · Addresses emerging statistical challenges in epidemiological, biomedical, and pharmaceutical research · Methods for assessing Biomarkers, analysis of competing risks · Clinical trials including sequential and group sequential, crossover designs, cluster randomized, and adaptive designs · Structural equations modelling and longitudinal data analysis
Statistical Methods for Cancer Studies

Author: Richard G. Cornell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824771699

Category: Mathematics

Page: 500

View: 131

This book focuses on public health and epidemiologic aspects of cancer, and explores the sources of information concerning the frequency of occurrence of human cancer. It describes statistical methods useful in studying problems arising in the field of cancer and its concurrent development.
Introduction to Statistical Methods for Biosurveillance

Author: Ronald D. Fricker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107328068

Category: Medical


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Bioterrorism is not a new threat, but in an increasingly interconnected world, the potential for catastrophic outcomes is greater today than ever. The medical and public health communities are establishing biosurveillance systems designed to proactively monitor populations for possible disease outbreaks as a first line of defense. The ideal biosurveillance system should identify trends not visible to individual physicians and clinicians in near-real time. Many of these systems use statistical algorithms to look for anomalies and to trigger epidemiologic investigation, quantification, localization and outbreak management. This book discusses the design and evaluation of statistical methods for effective biosurveillance for readers with minimal statistical training. Weaving public health and statistics together, it presents basic and more advanced methods, with a focus on empirically demonstrating added value. Although the emphasis is on epidemiologic and syndromic surveillance, the statistical methods can be applied to a broad class of public health surveillance problems.
Statistical Methods in Psychiatry Research and SPSS

Author: M. Venkataswamy Reddy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781771880350

Category: Mathematics

Page: 353

View: 873

This book has been prepared to help psychiatrists expand their knowledge of statistical methods and fills the gaps in their applications as well as introduces data analysis software. The book emphasizes the classification of fundamental statistical methods in psychiatry research that are precise and simple. Professionals in the field of mental health and allied subjects without any mathematical background can easily understand all the relevant statistical methods and carry out the analysis and interpret the results in their respective fields without consulting a statistician. The sequence of the chapters, the sections within the chapters, the subsections within the sections, and the points within the subsections have all been arranged to help professionals in classification refine their knowledge in statistical methods and fill the gaps, if any. Emphasizing simplicity, the fundamental statistical methods are demonstrated by means of arithmetical examples that may be reworked with pencil and paper in a matter of minutes. The results of the rework have to be checked by using SPSS, and in this way professionals are introduced to this psychiatrist-friendly data analysis software. Topics covered include: • An overview of psychiatry research • The organization and collection of data • Descriptive statistics • The basis of statistical inference • Tests of significance • Correlational data analysis • Multivariate data analysis • Meta-analysis • Reporting the results • Statistical software The language of the book is very simple and covers all aspects of statistical methods starting from organization and collection of data to descriptive statistics, statistical inference, multivariate analysis, and meta-analysis. Two chapters on computer applications deal with the most popular data analysis software: SPSS. The book will be very valuable to professionals and post-graduate students in psychiatry and allied fields, such as psychiatric social work, clinical psychology, psychiatric nursing, and mental health education and administration.
Advances in Multivariate Statistical Methods

Author: Ashis Sengupta

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812838247

Category: Mathematics

Page: 492

View: 429

This volume contains a collection of research articles on multivariate statistical methods, encompassing both theoretical advances and emerging applications in a variety of scientific disciplines. It serves as a tribute to Professor S N Roy, an eminent statistician who has made seminal contributions to the area of multivariate statistical methods, on his birth centenary. In the area of emerging applications, the topics include bioinformatics, categorical data and clinical trials, econometrics, longitudinal data analysis, microarray data analysis, sample surveys, statistical process control, etc. Researchers, professionals and advanced graduates will find the book an essential resource for modern developments in theory as well as for innovative and emerging important applications in the area of multivariate statistical methods.
Statistical Methods for Quality of Life Studies

Author: Mounir Mesbah

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781475736250

Category: Medical

Page: 364

View: 470

On October 16 and 17, 2000, we hosted an international workshop entitled "Statistical Design, Measurement, and Analysis of Health Related Quality of Life." The workshop was held in the beautiful city of Arradon, South Brittany, France with the main goal of fostering an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of theoretical and applied statistical issues arising in studies of health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Included were biostatisticians, psychometricians and public health professionals (e.g., physicians, sociologists, psychologists) active in the study ofHRQoL. In assembling this volume, we invited each conference participant to contribute a paper based on his or her presentation and the ensuing and very interesting discussions that took place in Arradon. All papers were peer-reviewed, by anonymous reviewers, and revised before final editing and acceptance. Although this process was quite time consuming, we believe that it greatly improved the volume as a whole, making this book a valuable contribution to the field ofHRQoL research. The volume presents a broad spectrum of papers presented at the Workshop, and thus illustrates the range of current research related to the theory, methods and applications of HRQoL, as well as the interdisciplinary nature ofthis work. Following an introduction written by Sir David Cox, it includes 27 articles organized into the following chapters.