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By Brian S. Everitt

ISBN-10: 1439877491

ISBN-13: 9781439877494

Entrance hide; commitment; desk of content material; Preface; 1. a few fundamentals and Describing facts; 2. likelihood; three. Estimation; four. Inference; five. research of Variance versions; 6. Linear Regression types; 7. Logistic Regression and the Generalized Linear version; eight. Survival research; nine. Longitudinal facts and Their research; 10. Multivariate facts and Their Analysis.

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summary: entrance hide; commitment; desk of content material; Preface; 1. a few fundamentals and Describing facts; 2. likelihood; three. Estimation; four. Inference; five. research of Variance versions; 6. Linear Regression types; 7. Logistic Regression and the Generalized Linear version; eight. Survival research; nine. Longitudinal info and Their research; 10. Multivariate information and Their Analysis.

""I imagine that Everitt has been particularly winning. the entire usual subject matters, akin to chance, estimation, speculation trying out, research of variance, and regression, are mentioned. The dialogue is brief, to the purpose, readable, and trustworthy. furthermore, there are the extra 'advanced' themes of logistic regression, survival research, longitudinal info research, and multivariate research, hence offering the reader with a quick advent to a wide range of the tools within the statistical arsenal with no getting slowed down intimately. ... a short, yet strong, creation to statistical data. ... excellen

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Bar chart: A graphic for displaying the frequencies of the categories of a categorical variable. Pie chart: A graphic for displaying the relative frequencies associated with the observed values of a categorical variable. Dotplot: A graphic for displaying quantitative data which are labelled in some way. Histogram: A graphical representation of a frequency distribution table in which class frequencies are represented by the areas of rectangles centred on the class interval. n Mean: x = ∑x i i =1 n Variance: s 2 = 1 n n ∑ (x − x ) i 2 i =1 Range: xmax – xmin.

N. The probability of a head on any toss is ½ as is the probability of a tail. 5)( n −r ) = n! (n − r )! Binomial distribution: The result in the example above can be generalized to a situation where there are n independent trials with the probability of a success on each trial being p, to give what is known as the binomial distribution: f (r ) = n! (n − r )! Poisson distribution: Another important probability distribution for a discrete random variable, X, which arises as a limiting form of the binomial distribution as n → ∞ and p → 0 with λ = np is the Poisson distribution: Pr( X = x ) = f ( x ) = λ xe− λ , x = 0,1, 2…, ∞ x!

Percentile: The Pth percentile of a sample of n observations is that value of the variable with rank (P/100)(1 + n); if this is not an integer, it is rounded to the nearest half rank. Boxplot: A useful graphic for comparing the characteristics of samples of variable values from different populations. Scatterplot: A graphic displaying how two variables are related. indb 17 03/11/11 4:52 PM 18 A Whistle-Stop Tour of Statistics n ∑ (x − x )( y − y ) i Pearson’s correlation coefficient: r = i i =1 n ∑ i =1 n ( xi − x ) 2 ∑ (y − y) i 2 i =1 Spearman’s rho: Pearson’s correlation coefficient based on the ranks of the two variables.

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