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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 ...
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 ...
SPSS Survival Manual: A Step by Step Guide to Data Analysis Using SPSS for Windows (Version 15), 3rd Edition
Open University Press
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Dearly, Nearly, Insincerely: What Is an Adverb (Cleary, Brian P., Words Are Categorical.)
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 ...
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. ...
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.
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
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 ...
Categorical Data Analysis
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, particularly ...
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 ...
Atheist Persona: Causes and Consequences
John J. Pasquini
University Press of America
In the past, as in the present, science has explored the reasons for belief. In recent years, with the rise of categorical, practical, and militant atheism, the scientific and philosophical community has begun studying the worldview of atheism. The Atheist Persona: Causes and Consequences is a summary of the most recent research, by the best of scholars, on the subject of atheism. In an effort to create a more courteous dialogue between ...
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, ...
How To Be an All-Star Residency Match Applicant: From the First Year of Medical School to Match Day. A ...
Jessica Freedman MD
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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