By Jeffrey S. Simonoff
Categorical information come up usually in lots of fields, together with biometrics, economics, administration, production, advertising, psychology, and sociology. This e-book offers an creation to the research of such info. The insurance is large, utilizing the loglinear Poisson regression version and logistic binomial regression types because the basic engines for technique. issues lined comprise count number regression types, similar to Poisson, detrimental binomial, zero-inflated, and zero-truncated versions; loglinear types 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 aim variables, comparable to logistic and proportional odds models.
All tools are illustrated with analyses of genuine information examples, many from fresh topic quarter magazine articles. those analyses are highlighted within the textual content, and are extra unique than is usual, supplying dialogue of the context and heritage of the matter, version checking, and medical implications. greater than two hundred workouts are supplied, many additionally in response to fresh topic zone literature. info units and computing device code can be found at a website dedicated to the textual content. Adopters of this publication might request a strategies guide from: email@example.com.
From the reviews:
"Jeff Simonoff's publication is on the most sensible of the heap of express info research textbooks...The examples are outstanding. scholar reactions in a category I taught from this article have been uniformly confident, really as a result of examples and routines. extra fabrics relating to the e-book, quite code for S-Plus, SAS, and R, precious for research of examples, are available on the author's site at manhattan college. I loved this booklet hence, 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 beneficial properties. The examples used are from various themes, together with medication, economics, activities, mining, climate, in addition to social features like needle-exchange courses. The examples encourage the idea and likewise illustrate nuances of knowledge analytical strategies. The booklet additionally contains a number of more recent equipment for studying express facts, together with zero-inflated Poisson versions, powerful research of binomial and poisson types, sandwich estimators, multinomial smoothing, ordinal contract tables…this is easily an excellent reference booklet for any researcher operating with specific data." Technometrics, may perhaps 2004
"This consultant offers a pragmatic method of the precise research of specific info and will be an appropriate buy for people with various degrees of statistical understanding." Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 2004, 18
"This e-book offers a clean method of the subject of specific information research. The presentation of the statistical equipment exploits the relationship to regression modeling with a spotlight on functional positive factors instead of formal theory...There is way to benefit from this booklet. other than the standard fabrics reminiscent of organization diagrams, Mantel-Haenszel estimators, or overdispersion, the reader also will locate a few less-often provided yet fascinating and stimulating topics...[T]his is a superb ebook, giving an up to date creation to the vast box of interpreting express data." Biometrics, September 2004
"...It is of serious aid to information analysts, practitioners and researchers who care for specific info and want to get an important perception into the equipment of research in addition to sensible instructions for fixing problems." International magazine of basic structures, August 2004
"The writer has succeeded in writing an invaluable and readable textbook combining so much of basic concept and perform of count number data." Kwantitatieve Methoden
"The e-book particularly stresses tips on how to research and interpret data...In truth, the hugely specified multi-page descriptions of research and interpretation make the ebook stand out." Mathematical Geology, February 2005
"Overall, it is a powerfuble and designated textual content that i'd suggest to someone facing the research of specific data." Journal of the Royal Statistical Society
"This vital paintings permits transparent analogies among the well known linear types for Gaussian information and express facts difficulties. … Jeffrey Simonoff’s reading express information presents an advent to some of the vital rules and techniques for figuring out counted information and tables of counts. … a few readers will locate Simonoff’s sort a great deal to their liking because of reliance on prolonged genuine info examples to light up principles. … i believe the vast examples will entice such a lot students." (Sanford Weisberg, SIAM evaluation, Vol. forty seven (4), 2005)
"It is obvious that the focal point of Simonoff’s booklet isn't the same as different books on express info research. … As an introductory textbook, the publication is finished sufficient considering the fact that all simple subject matters in express information research are mentioned. … i feel Simonoff’s ebook is a priceless addition to the literature since it discusses vital versions for counts … ." (Jeroen ok. Vermunt, facts in drugs, Vol. 24, 2005)
"The writer dependent this ebook on his notes for a category with a really varied pool of scholars. the fabric is gifted in this sort of method very heterogeneous crew of scholars may perhaps take hold of it. All tools are illustrated with analyses of genuine information examples. the writer presents a close dialogue of the context and heritage of the matter. … The booklet is particularly attention-grabbing and will be warmly urged to humans operating with specific data." (EMS - ecu Mathematical Society e-newsletter, December, 2004)
"Categorical facts come up usually in lots of fields … . This publication presents an creation to the research of such facts. … All tools are illustrated with analyses of actual info examples, many from contemporary subject-area magazine articles. those analyses are highlighted within the textual content and are extra distinct than is common … . greater than two hundred routines are supplied, together with many in accordance with fresh subject-area literature. facts 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 by way of the writer for sessions in express facts research. The presentation is clean and compelling to learn. Regression principles are used to inspire the modelling provided. The e-book specializes in employing easy methods to actual difficulties; a lot of those can be novel to readers of data texts … . All chapters finish with a bit offering references to books or articles for the inquiring reader." (C.M. O’Brien, brief publication stories, Vol. 23 (3), 2003)
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Analyzing Categorical Data (Springer Texts in Statistics) by Jeffrey S. Simonoff