A Comparison of the Bayesian and Frequentist Approaches to by Francisco J. Samaniego

By Francisco J. Samaniego

This monograph contributes to the realm of comparative statistical inference. consciousness is specific to the real subfield of statistical estimation. The ebook is meant for an viewers having a fantastic grounding in chance and information on the point of the year-long undergraduate path taken through statistics and arithmetic majors. the mandatory heritage on determination concept and the frequentist and Bayesian methods to estimation is gifted and thoroughly mentioned in Chapters 1–3. The “threshold challenge” - picking out the boundary among Bayes estimators which are inclined to outperform common frequentist estimators and Bayes estimators which don’t - is formulated in an analytically tractable means in bankruptcy four. The formula encompasses a particular (decision-theory established) criterion for evaluating estimators. the center piece of the monograph is bankruptcy five within which, below particularly basic stipulations, an particular technique to the edge is acquired for the matter of estimating a scalar parameter below squared blunders loss. The six chapters that stick to tackle various different contexts within which the brink challenge could be productively handled. incorporated are remedies of the Bayesian consensus challenge, the edge challenge for estimation difficulties regarding of multi-dimensional parameters and/or uneven loss, the estimation of nonidentifiable parameters, empirical Bayes tools for combining information from ‘similar’ experiments and linear Bayes tools for combining information from ‘related’ experiments. the ultimate bankruptcy offers an summary of the monograph’s highlights and a dialogue of parts and difficulties wanting extra research.

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Beschreibende Statistik: Interaktive Grafiken (EMIL@A-stat) by Erhard Cramer,K. Cramer,Udo Kamps,C. Zuckschwerdt

By Erhard Cramer,K. Cramer,Udo Kamps,C. Zuckschwerdt


Ergänzend zu der formalen Darstellung eines herkömmlichen Lehrbuches, bieten die Autoren einen visuellen Zugang zur beschreibenden Statistik. In shape interaktiver JAVA-Applets, die mit einem gebräuchlichen Internetbrowser verwendet werden können, werden grundlegende graphische Methoden vorgestellt. Die Applets ermöglichen aufgrund ihre einfache Bedienung nicht nur einen schnellen visuell orientierten Lernerfolg sondern lassen sich darüber hinaus auch zur Erstellung einfacher Präsentationsgraphiken verwenden. Zu jedem Applet ist eine detaillierte Beschreibung erstellt worden, die den Stellenwert und Bedeutung des vorgestellten Verfahren ausführlich erläutert sowie seine Funktionalität und Bedienung aufzeigt. Aufgrund der Vielzahl der angebotenen Graphiken fokussiert sich das Buch auf die Vorstellung der wesentlichen Konzepte und Methoden der beschreibenden Statistik und stellt diese interaktiv, additionally aus einem anderen Blickwinkel, dar.

Die vorgestellten Applets sowie verschiedene Datensätze können via web heruntergeladen werden. Zudem besteht die Möglichkeit eigene Daten einzulesen und darzustellen. Folgende Features runden die Applets ab: bildschirmfüllende Darstellung, freie Beschriftung der Graphiken, Druckfunktion.

Zu den "Interaktiven Graphiken" ist das Schwesterbuch erhältlich: Brukschat et al: Beschreibende Statistik - Grundlegende Methoden.

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How to Use SPSS Syntax: An Overview of Common Commands by Manfred te Grotenhuis,Chris Visscher

By Manfred te Grotenhuis,Chris Visscher

instead of concentrating on SPSS menus and the photograph person interface, How to exploit SPSS Syntax, through Manfred te Grotenhuis and Chris Visscher, specializes in the syntax principles in SPSS, a extra encompassing strategy that permits readers to duplicate statistical analyses through storing them in a dossier for destiny use. functional, available, and hugely targeted, the booklet is short, whereas nonetheless assisting readers strengthen an in-depth figuring out of the typical syntax principles and instructions. In each bankruptcy, the authors basically clarify the syntax, express the most effects, and comprise social technology examine examples and downloadable records that let readers to keep on with alongside. tests during the ebook support readers make sure no matter if the syntax is used correctly.

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Longitudinal Structural Equation Modeling: A Comprehensive by Jason T. Newsom

By Jason T. Newsom

This entire source studies structural equation modeling (SEM) recommendations for longitudinal info to assist readers see which modeling suggestions can be found for which hypotheses. the writer demonstrates how SEM is expounded to different longitudinal information recommendations all through. by way of exploring connections among versions, readers achieve a greater figuring out of while to decide on one research over one other. The booklet explores uncomplicated types to classy ones together with the statistical and conceptual underpinnings which are the construction blocks of the analyses.? Accessibly written, examine examples from the behavioral and social sciences and effects interpretations are supplied all through. The emphasis is on suggestions and functional suggestions for utilized examine instead of on mathematical proofs. New phrases are highlighted and outlined within the word list. Figures are incorporated for each version in addition to targeted discussions of version specification and implementation issues.? every one bankruptcy additionally contains examples of every version sort, remark sections that offer functional tips, version extensions, and urged readings.

Highlights include:

  • Covers the key SEM methods to longitudinal research in a single source.

  • Explores connections among longitudinal SEM types to reinforce integration.?

  • Numerous examples that support readers fit learn inquiries to acceptable analyses and interpret results.

  • Reviews useful matters on the topic of version specification and estimation to augment connections.?

  • Analyzes non-stop and discrete (binary and ordinal) variables all through for breadth now not present in different sources.

  • Reviews key SEM thoughts in case you desire a refresher (Ch. 1).?

  • Emphasizes easy methods to follow and interpret each one version via sensible information examples.

  • Provides the book’s info units at www.longitudinalsem.com besides the Mplus and R-lavaan syntax used to generate the results.

  • Introduces the LISREL notation process used all through (Appendix A).?

The chapters will be learn out of order however it is better to learn chapters 1 – four first simply because lots of the later chapters refer again to them. The ebook opens with a evaluation of latent variables and research of binary and ordinal variables. bankruptcy 2 applies this data to assessing longitudinal dimension invariance.? SEM exams of established capability and proportions through the years issues are explored in bankruptcy three, and balance and alter, distinction rankings, and lagged regression are lined in bankruptcy four. the remainder chapters are every one dedicated to one significant kind of longitudinal SEM -- repeated measures research types, complete cross-lagged panel types and simplex types, modeling balance with state-trait versions, linear and nonlinear progress curve versions, latent distinction rating types, latent transition research, time sequence research, survival research, and attrition. lacking facts is mentioned within the context of some of the previous versions in bankruptcy 13.?

Ideal for graduate classes on longitudinal (data) research, complex SEM, longitudinal SEM, and/or complex facts (quantitative) research taught within the behavioral, social, and overall healthiness sciences, this article additionally appeals to researchers in those fields. meant for these with out an in depth math heritage, must haves comprise familiarity with simple SEM. Matrix algebra is refrained from in all yet a number of places.

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Bit by Bit: Social Research in the Digital Age by Matthew J. Salganik

By Matthew J. Salganik

An leading edge and obtainable consultant to doing social study within the electronic age

In simply the earlier a number of years, now we have witnessed the beginning and quick unfold of social media, cellphones, and diverse different electronic marvels. as well as altering how we are living, those instruments let us to assemble and approach information approximately human habit on a scale by no means sooner than possible, delivering fullyyt new methods to middle questions about social habit. Bit by way of Bit is the foremost to unlocking those robust methods—a landmark ebook that might essentially swap how the subsequent iteration of social scientists and knowledge scientists explores the area round us.

Bit via Bit is the basic consultant to gaining knowledge of the main rules of doing social study during this fast-evolving electronic age. during this accomplished but obtainable booklet, Matthew Salganik explains how the electronic revolution is reworking how social scientists discover habit, ask questions, run experiments, and have interaction in mass collaborations. He offers a wealth of real-world examples all through, and in addition lays out a principles-based method of dealing with moral demanding situations within the period of social media.

Bit via Bit is a useful source for social scientists who are looking to harness the study power of massive facts and a must-read for info scientists attracted to utilising the teachings of social technological know-how to tomorrow’s technologies.

  • Illustrates vital principles with examples of remarkable research
  • Combines rules from social technological know-how and information technology in an obtainable kind and with out jargon
  • Goes past the research of “found” facts to debate the gathering of “designed” information corresponding to surveys, experiments, and mass collaboration
  • Features a whole bankruptcy on ethics
  • Includes wide feedback for extra interpreting and actions for the study room or self-study

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Beschreibende Statistik: Grundlegende Methoden der by Marco Burkschat,Erhard Cramer,Udo Kamps

By Marco Burkschat,Erhard Cramer,Udo Kamps

In dem Band werden die Grundlagen und die Methoden der Beschreibenden Statistik erläutert. Wie Tabellen, Graphiken und charakteristische Maßzahlen jeweils eingesetzt werden können, um die wesentlichen Informationen deutlich hervorzuheben, vermitteln die Autoren challenge- und zielorientiert: Zu Beginn jedes Kapitels werden anhand eines Beispiels Fragen der methodengestützte examine diskutiert, dann wird der vorgestellte Datensatz ausführlich bearbeitet, so dass die Methoden und deren Nutzen für Leser anschaulich werden.

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Handbook of Quantitative Criminology by Alex R. Piquero,David Weisburd

By Alex R. Piquero,David Weisburd

Quantitative criminology has definitely come far because i used to be ?rst brought to a principally qualitative criminology a few forty years in the past, while i used to be recruited to steer a job strength on technology and expertise for the President’s fee on legislation Enforcement and management of Justice. at the moment, criminology used to be a really restricted job, based nearly solely at the Uniform Crime reviews (UCR) initiated through the FBI in 1929 for size of crime in line with sufferer stories to the police and on police arrests. A ty- cal mode of study used to be easy bivariate correlation. Marvin Wolfgang and associates have been makingan importantadvancebytrackinglongitudinaldata onarrestsin Philadelphia,an in- vation that was once generally preferred. And the ?eld was once very small: I take note attending my ?rst assembly of the yankee Society of Criminology in approximately 1968 in an anteroom at long island collage; there have been approximately 25–30 humans in attendance, in general sociologists with a number of legal professionals thrown in. That Society at the present time has over 3,000 individuals, more often than not now drawn from criminology which has proven its personal transparent identification, yet augmented by way of a wide selection of disciplines that come with statisticians, economists, demographers, or even a couple of engineers. This instruction manual offers a notable testimony to the expansion of that ?eld. Following the maxim that “if you can’t degree it, you can’t comprehend it,” we've seen the early dissatisfaction with the UCR changed by way of a wide selection of latest methods to measuring crime victimization and offending.

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Statistics for Lawyers (Statistics for Social and Behavioral by Michael O. Finkelstein,Bruce Levin

By Michael O. Finkelstein,Bruce Levin

This vintage textual content, first released in 1990, is designed to introduce legislations scholars, legislation academics, practitioners, and judges to the fundamental principles of mathematical chance and records as they've been utilized within the legislation. The 3rd variation contains over twenty new sections, together with the addition of well timed topics, like big apple urban police stops, exonerations in death-sentence situations, projecting airline expenditures, and new fabric on a number of statistical recommendations corresponding to the randomized reaction survey method, rare-events meta-analysis, competing hazards, and detrimental binomial regression. The ebook comprises sections of exposition by way of real-world situations and case stories during which statistical information have performed a task. The reader is requested to use the idea to the evidence, to calculate effects (a hand calculator is sufficient), and to discover felony concerns raised through quantitative findings. The authors' calculations and reviews are given behind the e-book. As with past versions, the situations and case stories replicate a huge number of felony topics, together with antidiscrimination, mass torts, taxation, institution finance, identity proof, preventive detention, handwriting disputes, balloting, environmental safeguard, antitrust, sampling for coverage audits, and the dying penalty. A bankruptcy on epidemiology was once additional within the moment variation. In 1991, the 1st version was once chosen by way of the collage of Michigan legislations overview as one of many very important legislation books of the year.

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Basic Concepts of Probability and Statistics in the Law by Michael O. Finkelstein

By Michael O. Finkelstein

whilst as a practising attorney I released my ?rst article on statistical facts in 1966, the editors of the Harvard legislation evaluation advised me mathematical equa- 1 tion had by no means prior to seemed within the overview. This rarely turns out attainable - but when they intended a major mathematical equation, might be they have been correct. this present day all that has replaced in felony academia. entire journals are dedicated to scienti?c equipment in legislation or empirical reviews of felony associations. a lot of this paintings comprises data. Columbia legislations institution, the place I educate, has a professor of legislations and epidemiology and different legislations colleges have comparable “law and” professorships. Many supply classes on facts (I train one) or, extra extensively, on legislations and social technology. an analogous is correct of perform. the place there are information to parse in a litigation, stat- ticians and different specialists utilizing statistical instruments now usually testify. And judges needs to comprehend them. In 1993, in its landmark Daubert choice, the superb courtroom commanded federal judges to penetrate scienti?c proof and ?nd it “re- 2 responsible” sooner than permitting it in proof. it's emblematic of the increase of records within the legislations that the proof at factor in that much-cited case incorporated a sequence of epidemiological reviews. The superb Court’s new requirement made the Federal Judicial Center’s Reference guide on Scienti?c proof, which seemed at concerning the comparable time, a most sensible vendor. It has a number of vital chapters on statistics.

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Research Methods and Global Online Communities: A Case Study by Alexia Maddox

By Alexia Maddox

This booklet brings into concentration the technologically augmented nature of world on-line groups, advancing examine equipment that show the imprint of emergent social kinds and characterise electronic frontiers of social engagement. Drawing on insights from around the social sciences, it provides a case learn of individuals with passions for reptiles and amphibians to demonstrate for subsequent new release researchers how one can behavior neighborhood examine within the genuine global. Richly illustrated with ethnographic study, including broad survey and interview fabric drawn from around the globe, study tools and worldwide on-line groups explores the altering nature of groups that shape round universal pursuits and are embedded in a electronic structure instead of position. In doing so, this booklet transcends the electronic dualism of online/offline types of group and engages with debates at the social affects of the web and the adaptive nature of group. As such, it is going to entice social scientists attracted to leading edge methods to characterising electronic groups via mixed-methods study practice.

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