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Canadian Journal of Statistics pays tribute to Professor... feature

  • Authors: Professor Changbao Wu
  • Published Date: Nov 15, 2012

The latest issue of Canadian Journal of Statistics is a special issue dedicated to Professor Mary Thompson which has been posted online this week. Guest Editor Professor Changbao Wu here pays tribute to Professor Thompson.

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Common Errors in Statistics (and How to Avoid Them), 4th... book

  • Authors: Phillip I. Good, James W. Hardin
  • Published Date: Aug 03, 2012

Praise for Common Errors in Statistics (and How to Avoid Them) "A very engaging and valuable book for all who use statistics in any setting."—CHOICE "Addresses popular mistakes often made in data collection and provides an indispensable guide to accurate statistical analysis and reporting. The authors' emphasis on careful practice, combined with a focus on the development of solutions, reveals the true value of statistics when applied correctly in any area of research."—MAA...

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Loss Models: From Data to Decisions, Student Solutions... book

  • Authors: Stuart A. Klugman, Harry H. Panjer, Gordon E. Willmot
  • Published Date: Oct 15, 2012

An update of one of the most trusted books on constructing and analyzing actuarial models for the C/4 actuarial exam This new, abridged edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include the essential material related to Exam C of the Society of Actuaries' and Casualty Actuarial Society’s accreditation programs. The book maintains an approach to modeling and forecasting that utilizes tools related to risk theory, loss distributions, and survival models. Random variables, basic distributional...

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The Analysis of Covariance and Alternatives: Statistical... book

  • Authors: Bradley Huitema
  • Published Date: Dec 02, 2011

A complete guide to cutting-edge techniques and best practices for applying covariance analysis methods The Second Edition of Analysis of Covariance and Alternatives sheds new light on its topic, offering in-depth discussions of underlying assumptions, comprehensive interpretations of results, and comparisons of distinct approaches. The book has been extensively revised and updated to feature an in-depth review of prerequisites and the latest developments in the field. The author begins with a...

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WIREs Computational Statistics journal

  • Published Date: Jul 30, 2012

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Complexity journal

  • Published Date: Oct 16, 2012

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"Let's get back to science and make our governance work":... feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Jan 16, 2013

During last summer, John Hinde, Professor of Statistics at NUI Galway was elected as the next President for the International Biometric Society. This year he steps in as Vice-President before becoming President in 2014. Statistics Views met up with Professor Hinde last month to ask about his plans for the Society, the International Year of Statistics and his own career. In celebration of the International Year of Statistics, Wiley have a virtual issue in biometrics freely available to read here. Video...

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Practitioner's Guide to Using Research for Evidence-Based... book

  • Authors: Allen Rubin, Jennifer Bellamy
  • Published Date: Sep 07, 2012

Praise for the previous edition "An extraordinary and important book. Its approach to evidence-based practice (EBP) is very sound, realistic, and generous to the complexities of everyday practice. Reading and using this book is a must."—Haluk Soydan, PhD, School of Social Work, University of Southern California "This book has the potential to change practice in the helping professions. Rather than focusing on how to conduct research, Practitioner's Guide to Using Research for...

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Handbook of Monte Carlo Methods book

  • Authors: Dirk P. Kroese, Thomas Taimre, Zdravko I. Botev
  • Published Date: Apr 01, 2011

A comprehensive overview of Monte Carlo simulation that explores the latest topics, techniques, and real-world applications More and more of today’s numerical problems found in engineering and finance are solved through Monte Carlo methods. The heightened popularity of these methods and their continuing development makes it important for researchers to have a comprehensive understanding of the Monte Carlo approach. Handbook of Monte Carlo Methods provides the theory, algorithms, and applications...

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Understanding and Applying Research Design book

  • Authors: Martin Lee Abbott, Jennifer McKinney
  • Published Date: Dec 07, 2012

This introductory guide provides a fresh approach to integrating design and statistics in a hands-on fashion that incorporates the power of SPSS software to solve real-world problems. It explores the areas of design and causation—allowing readers to pose, test, and interpret research questions with live data. By integrating exercises and worksheets, the book allows readers to examine real world data from various fields of research—making it an ideal text for professionals and upper-level...

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Iramuteq: a guide tools

  • Published Date: Oct 22, 2012

Iramuteq is a free software package using the R interface for multidimensional analysis of texts and questionnaires. It allows for statistical analysis of the corpus text and tables on people / characters. It is based on the software R (www.r-project.org) and the Python language (www.python.org).

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Statistical Analysis and Data Mining journal

  • Published Date: Jul 18, 2012

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Handbook of Volatility Models and Their Applications book

  • Authors: Luc Bauwens, Christian M. Hafner, Sebastien Laurent
  • Published Date: Apr 27, 2012

A complete guide to the theory and practice of volatility models in financial engineering Volatility has become a hot topic in this era of instant communications, spawning a great deal of research in empirical finance and time series econometrics. Providing an overview of the most recent advances, Handbook of Volatility Models and Their Applications explores key concepts and topics essential for modeling the volatility of financial time series, both univariate and multivariate, parametric and...

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Environmetrics Special Issue: Modern Quantitative Methods... feature

  • Authors: Statistics Views
  • Published Date: Jan 02, 2013

In our rapidly changing and evolving world, there are many activities and outcomes that influence each other and the surrounding environment. With all the technological advances and creation of new products our modern society produces, it is critical to assess the impact on our environment and ecosystems. By modeling and interpreting the uncertainty of potentially harmful or dangerous situations, we can reduce the detrimental effect and severity of these events. Quantitative risk assessment (QRA) provides...

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Statistical Methods in Customer Relationship Management book

  • Authors: V. Kumar, J. Andrew Petersen
  • Published Date: Aug 24, 2012

Statistical Methods in Customer Relationship Management focuses on the quantitative and modeling aspects of customer management strategies that lead to future firm profitability, with emphasis on developing an understanding of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) models as the guiding concept for profitable customer management. To understand and explore the functioning of CRM models, this book traces the management strategies throughout a customer’s tenure with a firm. Furthermore, the book...

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Mathematische Nachrichten journal

  • Published Date: Oct 16, 2012

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Call for Nominations for the SSC Gold Medal news

  • Published Date: Aug 28, 2012

Nominations are sought for the the Gold Medal of the Statistical Society of Canada. The award is awarded to a person who has made outstanding contributions to statistics, or to probability, either to mathematical developments or in applied work.

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The Health Care Data Guide: Learning from Data for... book

  • Authors: Lloyd P Provost, Sandra Murray
  • Published Date: Oct 28, 2011

The Health Care Data Guide is designed to help students and professionals build a skill set specific to using data for improvement of health care processes and systems. Even experienced data users will find valuable resources among the tools and cases that enrich The Health Care Data Guide. Practical and step-by-step, this book spotlights statistical process control (SPC) and develops a philosophy, a strategy, and a set of methods for ongoing improvement to yield better outcomes. Provost and Murray reveal...

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Call for Nominations for Statistical Society of Canada... news

  • Published Date: Aug 29, 2012

Honorary Membership in the Statistical Society of Canada is intended to honour a probabilist or a statistician—or in special circumstances another individual—who made exceptional contributions to the development of the discipline.

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Theory of Computation book

  • Authors: George Tourlakis
  • Published Date: Apr 27, 2012

Learn the skills and acquire the intuition to assess the theoretical limitations of computer programming Offering an accessible approach to the topic, Theory of Computation focuses on the metatheory of computing and the theoretical boundaries between what various computational models can do and not do—from the most general model, the URM (Unbounded Register Machines), to the finite automaton. A wealth of programming-like examples and easy-to-follow explanations build the general theory gradually,...

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