By Jeffrey S. Simonoff
Categorical facts come up frequently in lots of fields, together with biometrics, economics, administration, production, advertising, psychology, and sociology. This publication presents an advent to the research of such info. The assurance is extensive, utilizing the loglinear Poisson regression version and logistic binomial regression types because the fundamental engines for technique. issues coated contain count number regression versions, reminiscent of Poisson, unfavorable binomial, zero-inflated, and zero-truncated types; loglinear versions for two-dimensional and multidimensional contingency tables, together with for sq. tables and tables with ordered different types; and regression types for two-category (binary) and multiple-category goal variables, similar to logistic and proportional odds models.
All tools are illustrated with analyses of actual information examples, many from fresh topic quarter magazine articles. those analyses are highlighted within the textual content, and are extra exact than is common, offering dialogue of the context and historical past of the matter, version checking, and medical implications. greater than 2 hundred routines are supplied, many additionally according to contemporary topic zone literature. information units and machine code can be found at an internet site dedicated to the textual content. Adopters of this ebook might request a options handbook from: email@example.com.
From the reviews:
"Jeff Simonoff's booklet is on the most sensible of the heap of express facts research textbooks...The examples are tremendous. pupil reactions in a category I taught from this article have been uniformly optimistic, really end result of the examples and workouts. extra fabrics with regards to the e-book, quite code for S-Plus, SAS, and R, helpful for research of examples, are available on the author's site at ny college. I beloved this publication consequently, and suggest it to you for pedagogical purposes." (Stanley Wasserman, the yank Statistician, August 2006, Vol. 60, No. 3)
"The publication has a variety of noteworthy beneficial properties. The examples used are from numerous issues, together with medication, economics, activities, mining, climate, in addition to social facets like needle-exchange courses. The examples encourage the speculation and likewise illustrate nuances of information analytical strategies. The booklet additionally comprises numerous more recent equipment for examining specific facts, together with zero-inflated Poisson versions, powerful research of binomial and poisson types, sandwich estimators, multinomial smoothing, ordinal contract tables…this is well an exceptional reference e-book for any researcher operating with express data." Technometrics, might 2004
"This consultant offers a realistic method of the perfect research of express info and will be an appropriate buy for people with various degrees of statistical understanding." Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 2004, 18
"This e-book provides a clean method of the subject of specific info research. The presentation of the statistical tools exploits the relationship to regression modeling with a spotlight on functional gains instead of formal theory...There is far to benefit from this publication. apart from the standard fabrics similar to organization diagrams, Mantel-Haenszel estimators, or overdispersion, the reader also will locate a few less-often awarded yet fascinating and stimulating topics...[T]his is a superb ebook, giving an updated advent to the vast box of studying express data." Biometrics, September 2004
"...It is of serious aid to info analysts, practitioners and researchers who care for express info and want to get an important perception into the equipment of research in addition to sensible directions for fixing problems." International magazine of basic platforms, August 2004
"The writer has succeeded in writing an invaluable and readable textbook combining so much of common thought and perform of count number data." Kwantitatieve Methoden
"The e-book in particular stresses find out how to examine and interpret data...In truth, the hugely specified multi-page descriptions of study and interpretation make the e-book stand out." Mathematical Geology, February 2005
"Overall, this can be a efficient and targeted textual content that i might suggest to somebody facing the research of express data." Journal of the Royal Statistical Society
"This vital paintings allows transparent analogies among the well known linear types for Gaussian info and express information difficulties. … Jeffrey Simonoff’s interpreting express info presents an creation to some of the vital principles and techniques for realizing counted facts and tables of counts. … a few readers will locate Simonoff’s variety greatly to their liking as a result of reliance on prolonged actual information examples to light up principles. … i believe the huge examples will entice so much students." (Sanford Weisberg, SIAM assessment, Vol. forty seven (4), 2005)
"It is apparent that the focal point of Simonoff’s booklet isn't like different books on express information research. … As an introductory textbook, the e-book is entire adequate seeing that all easy subject matters in specific facts research are mentioned. … i believe Simonoff’s ebook is a helpful addition to the literature since it discusses vital types for counts … ." (Jeroen ok. Vermunt, records in medication, Vol. 24, 2005)
"The writer dependent this e-book on his notes for a category with a really varied pool of scholars. the fabric is gifted in this kind of method very heterogeneous staff of scholars might seize it. All tools are illustrated with analyses of genuine info examples. the writer offers an in depth dialogue of the context and historical past of the matter. … The booklet is particularly attention-grabbing and will be warmly advised to humans operating with specific data." (EMS - eu Mathematical Society publication, December, 2004)
"Categorical info come up frequently in lots of fields … . This booklet offers an advent to the research of such facts. … All equipment are illustrated with analyses of genuine information examples, many from contemporary subject-area magazine articles. those analyses are highlighted within the textual content and are extra targeted than is common … . greater than two hundred routines are supplied, together with many according to contemporary subject-area literature. information units and machine code can be found at a website dedicated to this text." (T. Postelnicu, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1028, 2003)
"This publication grew out of notes ready through the writer for periods in express info research. The presentation is clean and compelling to learn. Regression principles are used to inspire the modelling provided. The booklet specializes in utilising easy methods to genuine difficulties; a lot of those could be novel to readers of records texts … . All chapters finish with a bit offering references to books or articles for the inquiring reader." (C.M. O’Brien, brief publication reports, Vol. 23 (3), 2003)
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