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Categorical Data Analysis
Alan Agresti

Wiley, 2012

Praise for the Second Edition "A must-have book for anyone expecting to do research and/or applications in categorical data analysis." — Statistics in Medicine "It is a total delight reading this book." — Pharmaceutical Research "If you do any analysis of categorical data, this is an essential desktop reference." — Technometrics The use of statistical methods for analyzing categorical data has increased dramatically, ...


By Brian P. Cleary How Much Can a Bare Bear Bear?: What Are Homonyms and Homophones? (Words Are Categorical) ...
Brian P. Cleary

First Avenue Editions, 2007


The Reviewer's Guide to Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
Greg Hancock, Ralph Mueller

Routledge, 2010

The Reviewer’s Guide to Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences is designed for evaluators of research manuscripts and proposals in the social and behavioral sciences, and beyond. Its thirty-one uniquely structured chapters cover both traditional and emerging methods of quantitative data analysis, which neither junior nor veteran reviewers can be expected to know in detail. The book updates readers on each technique’s key principles, ...


A Mink, A Fink, A Skating Rink (Words are categorical)
Brian P. Cleary

Scholastic, 2000

"Words are Categorical" is a series which explores some of the basic principles of English grammar in a fun way. The books each deal with a different part of language, using playful and ingenious rhymes to make them easy to remember. In "What is a Noun?" children are introduced to one of the essential building blocks of the English language. It includes sections on both common and proper nouns. The nouns are highlighted in colour to make them ...


I and You and Don't Forget Who: What Is a Pronoun? (Words Are CATegorical ®)

Millbrook Press, 2004

The latest addition to the best-selling Words Are CATegorical® series, this fun-filled guide uses playful puns and humorous illustrations to creatively clarify the concept of pronouns. Key pronouns appear in color for easy identification to show, not tell, readers what pronouns are all about.


Applied Predictive Modeling
Max Kuhn, Kjell Johnson

Springer, 2013

This text is intended for a broad audience as both an introduction to predictive models as well as a guide to applying them. Non-mathematical readers will appreciate the intuitive explanations of the techniques while an emphasis on problem-solving with real data across a wide variety of applications will aid practitioners who wish to extend their expertise. Readers should have knowledge of basic statistical ideas, such as correlation and linear ...


Confirmatory Factor Analysis for Applied Research (Methodology in the Social Sciences)
Timothy A. Brown PsyD

The Guilford Press, 2006

Emphasizing practical and theoretical aspects of confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) rather than mathematics or formulas, Timothy A. Brown uses rich examples derived from the psychology, management, and sociology literatures to provide in-depth treatment of the concepts, procedures, pitfalls, and extensions of CFA methodology. Chock full of useful advice and tables that outline the procedures, the text shows readers how to conduct exploratory ...


A Primer Of Ecological Statistics
Nicholas J. Gotelli, Aaron M. Ellison

Sinauer Associates, 2004

A Primer of Ecological Statistics explains fundamental material in probability theory and experimental design for ecologists and environmental scientists. The book emphasizes a general introduction to probability theory and provides a detailed discussion of specific designs and analyses that are typically encountered in ecology and environmental science. Appropriate for use as either a stand-alone or supplementary text for upper-division ...


SPSS Survival Manual: A Step by Step Guide to Data Analysis Using SPSS for Windows (Version 15), 3rd Edition
Julie Pallant

Open University Press, 2007

Praise for previous editions: "This book really is a life saver ... If the mere thought of statistics gives you a headache, then this is the book for you." - Statistics student, UK "I just wanted to say how much I value Julie Pallant's SPSS Survival Manual. It’s quite the best text in SPSS I’ve encountered and I recommend it to anyone who’s listening!" - Professor Carolyn Hicks, Birmingham University, UK "... one of the most ...


Dearly, Nearly, Insincerely: What Is an Adverb (Cleary, Brian P., Words Are Categorical.)   


Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences

Sage Publications, Inc, 2005

The Third Edition of the Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences is THE sourcebook of simple definitions and explanations of statistical and statistics-related concepts. Since the publication of the bestselling Second Edition, author W. Paul Vogt has examined relevant literature in the social sciences to keep readers alert to the appearance of new methods, new language, and newly popular terms. ...


But and For, Yet and Nor: What Is a Conjunction? (Words Are CATegorical ®)

Millbrook Press, 2010

What is a conjunction? You'll find the answer inside this book—because it's chock-full of conjunctions! Brian P. Cleary's playful yet informative rhymes and Brian Gable's humorous but helpful illustrations creatively clarify the concept of conjunctions for young readers. Key conjunctions appear in color for easy identification, and comical cats reinforce each idea. While you read this book aloud, share in the delight of the sense—and ...


Stop and Go, Yes and No: What Is an Antonym? (Words Are CATegorical ®)

Millbrook Press, 2006

What is an antonym? You’ll find the answer inside this book—it’s all about antonyms! Author Brian P. Cleary and illustrator Brian Gable creatively clarify (not confuse) the concept of antonyms. Their clever (not foolish) rhymes and comical (not serious) illustrations combine to highlight key words. Each pair or group of antonyms is printed in color for easy identification.


How To Be an All-Star Residency Match Applicant: From the First Year of Medical School to Match Day. A ...
Jessica Freedman MD

MedEdits Publishing, 2013

The competition to get a residency is fierce. In 2013, more than 34,000 residency applicants competed for only 26,392 positions. What can you do to make yourself a more competitive applicant? How To Be an All-Star Residency Match Applicant is a concise and straightforward guide which is perfect for the busy medical student and residency applicant. This book, chock-full of useful tips you can start using during your first year of ...


Statistical Analysis Quick Reference Guidebook: With SPSS Examples
Alan C. Elliott, Wayne A. Woodward

SAGE Publications, Inc, 2006

Statistical Analysis Quick Reference Guidebook: With SPSS Examples is a practical "cut to the chase" handbook that quickly explains the when, where, and how of statistical data analysis as it is used for real-world decision-making in a wide variety of disciplines. In this one-stop reference, authors Alan C. Elliott and Wayne A. Woodward provide succinct guidelines for performing an analysis, avoiding pitfalls, interpreting results, and ...


Missing Data (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences)
Paul D. Allison

SAGE Publications, Inc, 2001

Using numerous examples and practical tips, this book offers a nontechnical explanation of the standard methods for missing data (such as listwise or casewise deletion) as well as two newer (and, better) methods, maximum likelihood and multiple imputation. Anyone who has relied on ad-hoc methods that are statistically inefficient or biased will find this book a welcome and accessible solution to their problems with handling missing data.   


German Philosophers: Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche
Roger Scruton, Peter Singer, ...

Oxford University Press, 2001

German Philosophers contains studies of four of the most important German theorists: Kant, arguably the most influential modern philosopher; Hegel, whose philosophy inspired a vision of a communist society that for more than one hundred years enlivened revolutionary movements around the world; Schopenhauer, renowned for his pessimistic view that for human individual non-existence would be preferable; and Nietzsche, who has been appropriated as ...


Mapping Species Distributions: Spatial Inference and Prediction (Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation)
Janet Franklin

Cambridge University Press, 2010

Maps of species' distributions or habitat suitability are required for many aspects of environmental research, resource management and conservation planning. These include biodiversity assessment, reserve design, habitat management and restoration, species and habitat conservation plans and predicting the effects of environmental change on species and ecosystems. The proliferation of methods and uncertainty regarding their effectiveness can be ...


Intensive Longitudinal Methods: An Introduction to Diary and Experience Sampling Research (Methodology in the ...
Niall Bolger, Jean-Philippe Laurenceau

The Guilford Press, 2013

This book offers a complete, practical guide to doing an intensive longitudinal study with individuals, dyads, or groups. It provides the tools for studying social, psychological, and physiological processes in everyday contexts, using methods such as diary and experience sampling. A range of engaging, worked-through research examples with datasets are featured. Coverage includes how to: select the best intensive longitudinal design for a ...


Multilevel and Longitudinal Modeling Using Stata, Volume II: Categorical Responses, Counts, and Survival, ...
Sophia Rabe-Hesketh, Anders Skrondal

Stata Press, 2012

Volume II is devoted to generalized linear mixed models for binary, categorical, count, and survival outcomes. The second volume has seven chapters also organized in four parts. The first three parts in volume II cover models for categorical responses, including binary, ordinal, and nominal (a new chapter); models for count data; and models for survival data, including discrete-time and continuous-time (a new chapter) survival responses. The ...



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