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Applied Predictive Modeling
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 ...
Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences
Sage Publications, Inc
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. ...
Logic for Lawyers : A Guide to Clear Legal Thinking
Hon. Ruggero J. Aldisert
LexisNexis / National Institute for Trial Advocacy
To win in court you must master the elements of legal logic--the ultimate tool of persuasion in the courtroom. In Logic for Lawyers: A Guide to Clear Legal Thinking, Senior U.S. Circuit Judge Ruggero J. Aldisert tells how to use legal reasoning to persuade judges and juries. A 30-year veteran of the bench, Aldisert helps litigators understand and apply the elements of legal logic. Using these skills, you can argue more persuasively--both in ...
German Philosophers: Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche
Oxford University Press
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 ...
Intensive Longitudinal Methods: An Introduction to Diary and Experience Sampling Research (Methodology in the ...
The Guilford Press
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 ...
A Primer Of Ecological Statistics
Nicholas J. Gotelli
Aaron M. Ellison
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 ...
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.
Dearly, Nearly, Insincerely: What Is an Adverb (Cleary, Brian P., Words Are Categorical.)
How Much Can a Bare Bear Bear?: What Are Homonyms and Homophones? (Words Are Categorical)
Brian P. Cleary
Lerner Publishing Group
This accessible, lighthearted look at language introduces homonyms and homophones. Playful rhymes and comical cartoons make both concepts memorable. Each corresponding pair of homonyms and homophones is printed in color for easy identification. At the end, readers are challenged to apply what they've learned - and they'll have fun doing so.
A Mink, A Fink, A Skating Rink (Words are categorical)
Brian P. Cleary
"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 ...
The Elements of Graphing Data
William S. Cleveland
Visualization methods in science and technology. Many new ideas and methods; many not widely known before. Excellent methodological resource for research workers.
Data Preparation for Analytics Using SAS (SAS Press)
Gerhard Svolba Ph.D.
Written for anyone involved in the data preparation process for analytics, this user-friendly text offers practical advice in the form of SAS coding tips and tricks, along with providing the reader with a conceptual background on data structures and considerations from the business point of view. Topics addressed include viewing analytic data preparation in the light of its business environment, identifying the specifics of predictive modeling ...
Lazily, Crazily, Just a Bit Nasally: More about Adverbs (Words Are CATegorical ®)
Millbrook Press, 2008
What is an adverb? It's hard to explain but easy to show—and that's just what this book does, in rhyming, comical verse that will have readers giggling as they learn. Cartoon cats guide readers through the tricks of describing when, how, where, how often, and how much in this lighthearted celebration of language.
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.
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 ...
The Reviewer's Guide to Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
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, ...
Multilevel and Longitudinal Modeling Using Stata, Volume II: Categorical Responses, Counts, and Survival, ...
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 ...
Drug Safety Data: How to Analyze, Summarize, and Interpret to Determine Risk
Michael J. Klepper
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Drug Safety Data: How to Analyze, Summarize and Interpret to Determine Risk was selected for The First Clinical Research Bookshelf - Essential reading for clinical research professionals by the Journal of Clinical Research Best Practices. Drug Safety Data: How to Analyze, Summarize and Interpret to Determine Risk provides drug safety/pharmacovogilance professionals, pharmaceutical and clinical research scientists, statisticians, programmers, ...
Missing Data (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences)
Paul D. Allison
SAGE Publications, Inc
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.
Design for Information: An Introduction to the Histories, Theories, and Best Practices Behind Effective ...
The visualization process doesn’t happen in a vacuum; it is grounded in principles and methodologies of design, cognition, perception, and human-computer-interaction that are combined to one’s personal knowledge and creative experiences. Design for Information critically examines other design solutions —current and historic— helping you gain a larger understanding of how to solve specific problems. This book is designed to help you ...
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