By Jeffrey S. Simonoff
Categorical facts come up usually in lots of fields, together with biometrics, economics, administration, production, advertising, psychology, and sociology. This e-book offers an advent to the research of such information. The insurance is vast, utilizing the loglinear Poisson regression version and logistic binomial regression versions because the basic engines for method. themes coated contain count number regression versions, comparable to Poisson, destructive 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, comparable to logistic and proportional odds models.
All tools are illustrated with analyses of genuine info examples, many from contemporary topic quarter magazine articles. those analyses are highlighted within the textual content, and are extra designated than is usual, supplying dialogue of the context and historical past of the matter, version checking, and medical implications. greater than two hundred workouts are supplied, many additionally according to fresh topic region literature. facts units and computing device code can be found at a website dedicated to the textual content. Adopters of this booklet may well request a suggestions handbook from: firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the reviews:
"Jeff Simonoff's publication is on the most sensible of the heap of specific information research textbooks...The examples are remarkable. pupil reactions in a category I taught from this article have been uniformly optimistic, fairly as a result examples and workouts. extra fabrics concerning the ebook, relatively code for S-Plus, SAS, and R, precious for research of examples, are available on the author's website at big apple collage. I beloved this ebook as a result, and suggest it to you for pedagogical purposes." (Stanley Wasserman, the yankee Statistician, August 2006, Vol. 60, No. 3)
"The e-book has quite a few noteworthy positive factors. The examples used are from quite a few subject matters, together with medication, economics, activities, mining, climate, in addition to social elements like needle-exchange courses. The examples encourage the speculation and likewise illustrate nuances of information analytical systems. The ebook additionally contains numerous more moderen equipment for reading specific info, together with zero-inflated Poisson versions, strong research of binomial and poisson types, sandwich estimators, multinomial smoothing, ordinal contract tables…this is well a great reference e-book for any researcher operating with specific data." Technometrics, may well 2004
"This consultant presents a pragmatic method of the right research of express facts and will be an appropriate buy for people with various degrees of statistical understanding." Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 2004, 18
"This e-book supplies a clean method of the subject of specific facts research. The presentation of the statistical equipment exploits the relationship to regression modeling with a spotlight on sensible positive aspects instead of formal theory...There is far to profit from this e-book. apart from the standard fabrics akin 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 wonderful publication, giving an up to date advent to the vast box of reading express data." Biometrics, September 2004
"...It is of serious support to information analysts, practitioners and researchers who care for specific information and wish to get an important perception into the equipment of study in addition to useful directions for fixing problems." International magazine of basic structures, August 2004
"The writer has succeeded in writing an invaluable and readable textbook combining such a lot of common conception and perform of count number data." Kwantitatieve Methoden
"The e-book particularly stresses find out how to learn and interpret data...In truth, the hugely specified multi-page descriptions of research and interpretation make the booklet stand out." Mathematical Geology, February 2005
"Overall, it is a powerfuble and designated textual content that i might suggest to a person facing the research of specific data." Journal of the Royal Statistical Society
"This very important paintings allows transparent analogies among the well known linear types for Gaussian info and express info difficulties. … Jeffrey Simonoff’s interpreting specific facts offers an creation to a number of the vital rules and techniques for realizing counted information and tables of counts. … a few readers will locate Simonoff’s type greatly to their liking because of reliance on prolonged actual facts examples to light up rules. … i believe the broad examples will entice so much students." (Sanford Weisberg, SIAM assessment, Vol. forty seven (4), 2005)
"It is obvious that the focal point of Simonoff’s booklet isn't like different books on specific information research. … As an introductory textbook, the booklet is finished sufficient on account that all uncomplicated issues in express information research are mentioned. … i believe Simonoff’s publication is a useful addition to the literature since it discusses very important types for counts … ." (Jeroen ok. Vermunt, data in medication, Vol. 24, 2005)
"The writer established this booklet on his notes for a category with a really assorted pool of scholars. the cloth is gifted in any such means very heterogeneous workforce of scholars may seize it. All equipment are illustrated with analyses of actual facts examples. the writer offers a close dialogue of the context and historical past of the matter. … The ebook is especially fascinating and will be warmly prompt to humans operating with specific data." (EMS - eu Mathematical Society e-newsletter, December, 2004)
"Categorical facts come up usually in lots of fields … . This ebook offers an advent to the research of such info. … All tools are illustrated with analyses of genuine info examples, many from fresh subject-area magazine articles. those analyses are highlighted within the textual content and are extra exact than is commonplace … . greater than two hundred routines are supplied, together with many in keeping with fresh subject-area literature. information units and computing device code can be found at an internet site dedicated to this text." (T. Postelnicu, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1028, 2003)
"This ebook grew out of notes ready by way of the writer for sessions in specific info research. The presentation is clean and compelling to learn. Regression principles are used to inspire the modelling provided. The e-book makes a speciality of making use of tips on how to genuine difficulties; a lot of those should be novel to readers of records texts … . All chapters finish with a piece supplying references to books or articles for the inquiring reader." (C.M. O’Brien, brief ebook stories, Vol. 23 (3), 2003)
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