Analyzing Categorical Data (Springer Texts in Statistics) by Jeffrey S. Simonoff

By Jeffrey S. Simonoff

Categorical info come up frequently in lots of fields, together with biometrics, economics, administration, production, advertising and marketing, psychology, and sociology. This ebook offers an advent to the research of such info. The assurance is huge, utilizing the loglinear Poisson regression version and logistic binomial regression versions because the basic engines for technique. issues lined comprise count number regression types, corresponding to Poisson, unfavourable binomial, zero-inflated, and zero-truncated versions; 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, equivalent to logistic and proportional odds models.

All tools are illustrated with analyses of actual information examples, many from fresh topic zone magazine articles. those analyses are highlighted within the textual content, and are extra designated than is ordinary, offering dialogue of the context and history of the matter, version checking, and medical implications. greater than two hundred routines are supplied, many additionally according to fresh topic sector literature. info units and laptop code can be found at a website dedicated to the textual content. Adopters of this ebook may well request a suggestions guide from:

From the reviews:

"Jeff Simonoff's e-book is on the best of the heap of express information research textbooks...The examples are wonderful. pupil reactions in a category I taught from this article have been uniformly optimistic, really as a result examples and routines. extra fabrics relating to the e-book, relatively code for S-Plus, SAS, and R, necessary for research of examples, are available on the author's website at manhattan college. I loved this publication as a result, and suggest it to you for pedagogical purposes." (Stanley Wasserman, the yankee Statistician, August 2006, Vol. 60, No. 3)

"The booklet has quite a few noteworthy positive aspects. The examples used are from numerous issues, together with medication, economics, activities, mining, climate, in addition to social points like needle-exchange courses. The examples encourage the idea and in addition illustrate nuances of knowledge analytical methods. The ebook additionally accommodates numerous more recent tools for studying express information, together with zero-inflated Poisson types, strong research of binomial and poisson versions, sandwich estimators, multinomial smoothing, ordinal contract tables…this is well an outstanding reference ebook for any researcher operating with specific data." Technometrics, could 2004

"This advisor offers a pragmatic method of the ideal research of specific information and will be an appropriate buy for people with various degrees of statistical understanding." Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 2004, 18

"This booklet supplies a clean method of the subject of express information research. The presentation of the statistical equipment exploits the relationship to regression modeling with a spotlight on functional good points instead of formal theory...There is way to profit from this e-book. apart from the normal 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 up to date advent to the large box of examining express data." Biometrics, September 2004

"...It is of serious support to facts analysts, practitioners and researchers who take care of express information and wish to get an important perception into the equipment of research in addition to functional directions for fixing problems." International magazine of common platforms, August 2004

"The writer has succeeded in writing an invaluable and readable textbook combining so much of basic idea and perform of count number data." Kwantitatieve Methoden

"The booklet particularly stresses the best way to examine and interpret data...In truth, the hugely special multi-page descriptions of study and interpretation make the booklet stand out." Mathematical Geology, February 2005

"Overall, this can be a powerfuble and special textual content that i might suggest to an individual facing the research of specific data." Journal of the Royal Statistical Society

"This very important paintings makes it possible for transparent analogies among the well known linear types for Gaussian facts and express info difficulties. … Jeffrey Simonoff’s reading express facts presents an creation to a few of the vital principles and techniques for knowing counted information and tables of counts. … a few readers will locate Simonoff’s variety greatly to their liking because of reliance on prolonged genuine information examples to light up principles. … i feel the vast examples will attract so much students." (Sanford Weisberg, SIAM evaluate, Vol. forty seven (4), 2005)

"It is apparent that the focal point of Simonoff’s booklet isn't the same as different books on express info research. … As an introductory textbook, the booklet is finished adequate on the grounds that all simple issues in specific information research are mentioned. … i feel Simonoff’s e-book is a invaluable addition to the literature since it discusses vital versions for counts … ." (Jeroen okay. Vermunt, statistics in medication, Vol. 24, 2005)

"The writer dependent this booklet on his notes for a category with a truly varied pool of scholars. the fabric is gifted in the sort of method very heterogeneous staff of scholars may possibly snatch it. All equipment are illustrated with analyses of genuine information examples. the writer offers a close dialogue of the context and historical past of the matter. … The e-book is especially attention-grabbing and will be warmly advised to humans operating with specific data." (EMS - ecu Mathematical Society publication, December, 2004)

"Categorical info come up frequently in lots of fields … . This ebook presents an advent to the research of such facts. … All equipment are illustrated with analyses of genuine information examples, many from fresh subject-area magazine articles. those analyses are highlighted within the textual content and are extra specified than is commonplace … . greater than 2 hundred routines are supplied, together with many in response to fresh subject-area literature. information units and desktop code can be found at a website dedicated to this text." (T. Postelnicu, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1028, 2003)

"This ebook grew out of notes ready through the writer for sessions in specific information research. The presentation is clean and compelling to learn. Regression rules are used to encourage the modelling provided. The ebook makes a speciality of using the way to actual difficulties; lots of those can be novel to readers of records texts … . All chapters finish with a bit supplying references to books or articles for the inquiring reader." (C.M. O’Brien, brief booklet stories, Vol. 23 (3), 2003)

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