By Jeffrey S. Simonoff
Categorical facts come up frequently in lots of fields, together with biometrics, economics, administration, production, advertising and marketing, psychology, and sociology. This publication presents an creation 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 types, akin to Poisson, destructive 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 genuine facts examples, many from fresh topic sector magazine articles. those analyses are highlighted within the textual content, and are extra exact than is usual, offering dialogue of the context and historical past of the matter, version checking, and clinical implications. greater than 2 hundred routines are supplied, many additionally in response to contemporary topic zone literature. information units and desktop code can be found at a website dedicated to the textual content. Adopters of this e-book may possibly request a options guide from: email@example.com.
From the reviews:
"Jeff Simonoff's e-book is on the most sensible of the heap of specific info research textbooks...The examples are incredible. scholar reactions in a category I taught from this article have been uniformly confident, quite as a result of the examples and workouts. extra fabrics on the topic of the publication, really code for S-Plus, SAS, and R, beneficial for research of examples, are available on the author's website at manhattan college. I loved this ebook consequently, and suggest it to you for pedagogical purposes." (Stanley Wasserman, the yank Statistician, August 2006, Vol. 60, No. 3)
"The e-book has numerous noteworthy good points. The examples used are from quite a few subject matters, together with medication, economics, activities, mining, climate, in addition to social points like needle-exchange courses. The examples encourage the speculation and likewise illustrate nuances of knowledge analytical tactics. The ebook additionally comprises a number of more recent tools for reading specific info, together with zero-inflated Poisson versions, strong research of binomial and poisson versions, sandwich estimators, multinomial smoothing, ordinal contract tables…this is easily a very good reference e-book for any researcher operating with express data." Technometrics, may well 2004
"This advisor offers a realistic method of the perfect research of express 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 info research. The presentation of the statistical tools exploits the relationship to regression modeling with a spotlight on functional positive aspects instead of formal theory...There is way to profit from this publication. other than the normal fabrics similar to organization diagrams, Mantel-Haenszel estimators, or overdispersion, the reader also will locate a few less-often offered yet attention-grabbing and stimulating topics...[T]his is a wonderful publication, giving an up to date advent to the large box of interpreting express data." Biometrics, September 2004
"...It is of significant aid to information analysts, practitioners and researchers who take care of specific info and want to get an important perception into the tools of research in addition to useful guidance 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 normal thought and perform of count number data." Kwantitatieve Methoden
"The e-book specially stresses tips to learn and interpret data...In truth, the hugely targeted multi-page descriptions of study and interpretation make the publication stand out." Mathematical Geology, February 2005
"Overall, this can be a powerfuble and distinctive textual content that i'd suggest to a person facing the research of specific data." Journal of the Royal Statistical Society
"This vital paintings permits transparent analogies among the well known linear versions for Gaussian facts and specific info difficulties. … Jeffrey Simonoff’s studying express info presents an advent to a number of the very important rules and strategies for realizing counted facts and tables of counts. … a few readers will locate Simonoff’s type a great deal to their liking as a result of reliance on prolonged genuine info examples to light up rules. … i believe the vast examples will entice so much students." (Sanford Weisberg, SIAM overview, Vol. forty seven (4), 2005)
"It is apparent that the point of interest of Simonoff’s ebook isn't the same as different books on express facts research. … As an introductory textbook, the e-book is finished adequate considering that all simple subject matters in specific information research are mentioned. … i believe Simonoff’s e-book is a worthwhile addition to the literature since it discusses very important versions for counts … ." (Jeroen ok. Vermunt, facts in drugs, Vol. 24, 2005)
"The writer dependent this e-book on his notes for a category with a truly varied pool of scholars. the cloth is gifted in this type of manner very heterogeneous staff of scholars might snatch it. All tools are illustrated with analyses of genuine info examples. the writer offers an in depth dialogue of the context and history of the matter. … The ebook is especially attention-grabbing and will be warmly steered to humans operating with express data." (EMS - ecu Mathematical Society e-newsletter, December, 2004)
"Categorical information come up usually in lots of fields … . This ebook presents an advent to the research of such info. … All equipment 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 specific than is commonplace … . greater than two hundred routines are supplied, together with many in accordance with fresh 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 booklet grew out of notes ready by way of the writer for periods in express info research. The presentation is clean and compelling to learn. Regression rules are used to inspire the modelling offered. The publication makes a speciality of using easy methods to genuine difficulties; a lot of those might be novel to readers of information texts … . All chapters finish with a bit delivering references to books or articles for the inquiring reader." (C.M. O’Brien, brief e-book experiences, Vol. 23 (3), 2003)
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Analyzing Categorical Data (Springer Texts in Statistics) by Jeffrey S. Simonoff