books about: statistical
DSM-IV-TR Casebook: A Learning Companion to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth ...
American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
Great teaching aid
I teach High School Psychology and this book is very useful as a practical/interpretive guide to the raw definitions of various mental disorders as described in the DSM-IV. If using this in the classroom, make sure to preview each "case study" because some are difficult for novices to relate to the diagnoses. Overall it is a very approachable book and a necessary companion to the DSM-IV.
Design for Six Sigma
McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008
Worth the buy!
I have not found such a comprehensive book for design of six sigma. I started using this book for advanced experimental design and taguchi methods, but ended understanding the complete roadmap for design of six sigma. The systems approach allows an enthusiast reader to start anywhere, without having to spend time refering back to earlier chapters. The relatively newer trends as TRIZ and axiomatic ...
Molecular Driving Forces: Statistical Thermodynamics in Chemistry & Biology
Ken A. Dill
Outstanding introduction to stat mech
Dill's book is the perfect introduction to statistical mechanics, especially for those in the biological sciences. I'm a graduate student and read his book before McQuarrie's - which worked out very well. He uses lattice models a lot so that more difficult topics become intuitive. For some, the book may be a little basic. But for those who don't have a solid background in probability or ...
Data and Safety Monitoring Committees in Clinical Trials
Chapman and Hall/CRC, 2009
Share with All Your Clinical Trial Colleagues
Data and safety monitoring committees (also known as data and safety monitoring boards or data monitoring committees) are important to ensure the safety and well-being of participants in clinical trials. As more and more trials utilize such committees, it is critical to educate all members of the clinical trials enterprise on the role and function of the DMC. To this end, Jay Herson has written a ...
Six Sigma Business Scorecard
McGraw-Hill Professional, 2003
Gupta is an excellent writer and very understandable
Praveen Gupta organizes this text in small, digestible pieces that are well thought out and expertly written. His description of the uses of probability is the best I have read. I find myself reading this book for the sheer pleasure of learning.I recommend this book for anyone who is concerned that the concept of a business scorecard is meant to be difficult. Gupta takes things one step at a time ...
O'Reilly Media, Inc., 2008
Not entry level.
I consider myself an intermediate user of excel. This book gets pretty involved. A lot of nice tips and shortcuts. Also a good deal of macro-vba codes. It's a keeper.
MATLAB for Engineers (2nd Edition)
An excellent text
I used this book to teach an introductory engineering programming course. I'd say the biggest strengths of this text are the "non-computer-science-y" way that the material is discussed, and the excellent homework problems. They provide a way for me to reintroduce topics that students are supposed to know "on the sly." The problems are realistic. The tone is sufficiently casual, and doesn't ...
Scheduling inspections in reliability (Discussion papers / Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences)
I(S)DS, Duke University
Fairies aren't funny
If you think fairies are little winged creatures to amuse children, think again. Lenihan has collected Irish folk tales that show the serious and often the dangerous side of the world of fairy -- a world very much alive in the traditions of Ireland. Not all encounters with the world of fairy lead humans to disaster, but be warned that some of these stories are NOT bedtime reading if you want to ...
Getting Started with MATLAB 7: A Quick Introduction for Scientists and Engineers (The Oxford Series in ...
Oxford University Press, USA
This is an introductory book to MATLAB. It covers the basics including programming. It also has a chapter on numerical methods. Both two-dimensioanl graphs and three dimensional graphs are also discussed. At the end of the book, the author provides a brief introduction to the Symbolic Math Toolbox. If you are just beginning to learn MATLAB, you may also want to check the book "MATLAB for ...
Discovering Statistics Using SPSS (Introducing Statistical Methods S.) (2nd Edition)
Sage Publications Ltd
Look no further--this book has it all!
Most stats and SPSS books are incomplete and/or difficult to understand, as if the authors are the keepers of this mysterious knowledge, and it can only be shared in the classroom. This book, however, has everything. The FULL explanation of every type of analysis, what all of the terms mean, step-by-step instructions in SPSS RE: how to run the analysis, with pictures of the windows in SPSS, ...
Baseball Prospectus 2000
Potomac Books Inc.
It'll Make You Smarter
BP debunks myths, explodes fallacies, and takes sabermetrics to a new height. It has an excellent method for evaluating and projecting performance, but many other credible methods can found elsewhere. BP's riches are found in the essays and player commentaries. Its insights will reshape the baseball debate in the coming years. Roster management, pitcher abuse, big markets v. small markets, ...
More Math Into LaTeX, 4th Edition
A teacher's perspective
I've been using Gratzer's LaTeX books for more than 10 years. My big problem: how to introduce LaTeX to my students? Gratzer's book has always excelled by taking the beginner by hand and introducing LaTeX in a gentle way in Part I of his book, Short Course. This part (as a pdf file) is also available as a free download http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/Math_into_LaTeX-4/ (along with ...
A Step-by-Step Approach to Using the SAS System for Factor Analysis and Structural Equation Modeling
While some passages are repetitive, on the whole, this book is very informative. The author leaves nothing to chance and is thorough in his explanation of various methods and how to reproduce them. The explanations by example are flushed out with no assumptions made about user knowledge, which was great in my case because before reading this book, all I knew about SAS is that it existed. Now, ...
Principles of communication engineering
John M Wozencraft
Classic Communication Theory Text - Buy Two Copies
This is one of the best technical/theoretical books I have ever read. It sets the example for teaching the fundamentals of communication theory to a capable audience without diluting the content. Yes it is old, but OLD is GOLD in this case. This book (combined with Van Trees' "Detection, Estimation, and Modulation Theory, vol.1) is an excellent manuscript for a fundamental understanding of ...
Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Frederick J Gravetter
Larry B. Wallnau
Great for people who ask "but why..." at the end of every statement.
This book is absolutely excellent. I have looked through other stats books and lost interest immediately, but this book is written in such a way that it actually makes you want to learn the material. Rather than just telling you how to solve the problem, the authors inform you as to why learning it is necessary, and frequently give you real-life, interesting scenarios regarding how specific ...
Data Analysis 2nd
Eye on Education
Victoria's Secret - great data resource
Victoria Bernhardt has hit another "home run" with her book "Data Analysis for Continuous Improvement". Victoria's secret is her strong recommendation to use multiple measures of data to make instructional decisions. She clearly explains how to do this in her book.
Exact Bayesian estimation of system reliability from component test data (Working paper series)
Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University
Chilling and moving
My heart sank lower and lower with each successive chapter. This is certainly not a book one can read while couching comfortably on a sofa. If you are familiar with Cambodian history of the Khmer Rouge regime, this book is indeed a chilling read. But at the same time, one can't help feeling admiration for the author's fortitide in the face of unimaginable hardship and horror.
Integrated Enterprise Excellence, Vol. III Improvement Project Execution: A Management and Black Belt Guide ...
Forrest W. Breyfogle III
IIE Volume III - A Must Read for Students, Engineers, Consultants, Project Mgrs
Integrated Enterprise Excellence Volume III fuses enterprise strategy with operational execution. In the most comprehensive step-by-step Lean Six Sigma manual on the market today, this 1,100+ page guide is the perfect companion aid for any engineer, technology or business student, consultant, project manager or Lean Six Sigma practitioner who is serious about their career advancement and driving ...
An introduction to the bootstrap (Monographs on statistics and applied probability)
Chapman & Hall/CRC
Efron's bootstrap text
Brad Efron wrote the key paper rediscovering the bootstrap and putting it in its proper place with other resampling techniques in his famous 1979 paper in the Annals of Statistics. His work was a breakthrough that has now led to hundreds of other publications and several books on the bootstrap and more general resampling procedures by himself, his students and many other statisticians. In fact I ...
Online Investing Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools
This book can pay for itself very quickly...
Online Investing Hacks by Bonnie Biafore (O'Reilly) is one of those books that can pay for itself in short order, as well as over and over. Chapter list: Screening Investments; Hacking Excel for Financial Analysis; Collecting Financial Data; Analyzing Company Fundamentals; Technical Analysis; Executing Trades; Investing in Mutual Funds; Managing Your Portfolio; Financial Planning; Index ...
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