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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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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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Statistical Analysis and Data Mining journal

  • Published Date: Jul 18, 2012

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Royal Statistical Society 2012 Annual International... news

  • Published Date: Aug 31, 2012

The Royal Statistical Society’s Annual International Conference takes place next week in Telford between 3 and 6 September. The conference will feature high-profile international plenary speakers, invited and contributed presentations, awards presentations, poster sessions, short courses and workshops, and a busy social and networking programme.

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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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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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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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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.

10.

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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Quality and Reliability Engineering International: Special... feature

  • Published Date: Sep 26, 2012

The recent special issue of Quality and Reliability Engineering International, guest edited by Wenbin Wang (University of Science and Technology, Beijing), Philip Scarf (University of Salford) and Shaomin Wu (University of Cranfield) features selected papers presented at the 7th IMA International Conference on Modelling in Industrial Maintenance and Reliability (MIMAR), held at Sidney Sussex College,  University of Cambridge, UK, on 18–19 April 2011. The 10 papers published in this...

12.

Structural Equation Modeling: Applications Using Mplus:... book

  • Authors: Jichuan Wang, Xiaoqian Wang
  • Published Date: Aug 24, 2012

A reference guide for applications of SEM using Mplus Structural Equation Modeling: Applications Using Mplus is intended as both a teaching resource and a reference guide. Written in non-mathematical terms, this book focuses on the conceptual and practical aspects of Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). Basic concepts and examples of various SEM models are demonstrated along with recently developed advanced methods, such as mixture modeling and model-based power analysis and sample size estimate for SEM....

13.

BBC Four announces new statistics documentary news

  • Published Date: Oct 05, 2012

Further to the award-winning success of the innovative 'The Joy of Stats', BBC Four has announced a new documentary exploring the nature of chance.

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Welcome to the new Editor-in-Chief of Pharmaceutical... news

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

We are delighted to welcome Oliver Keene as one of three Editors-in-Chief of Pharmaceutical Statistics, the Journal of Applied Statistics in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Pharmaceutical Statistics is the official journal of PSI (Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry). Oliver joins existing editors Lisa LaVange and Kit Roes in this role.

15.

Loss Models: From Data to Decisions, 4th Edition 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...

16.

Quantum Dynamics for Classical Systems: With Applications of... book

  • Authors: F. Bagarello
  • Published Date: Nov 16, 2012

Introduces number operators with a focus on the relationship between quantum mechanics and social science Mathematics is increasingly applied to classical problems in finance, biology, economics, and elsewhere. Quantum Dynamics for Classical Systems describes how quantum tools—the number operator in particular—can be used to create dynamical systems in which the variables are operator-valued functions and whose results explain the presented model. The book presents mathematical results and...

17.

London 2012 Olympics: recent articles in Significance feature

  • Published Date: Jul 24, 2012

With London 2012 fever gripping the nation and only 3 days to go before the Olympics Opening Ceremony (though the very first event, the women's football, kicks off proceedings tomorrow at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff when Great Britain take on New Zealand) we highlight some of the Olympics-themed articles published in Significance in recent months.

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Call for Nominations for the CRM-SSC Prize in Statistics news

  • Published Date: Aug 28, 2012

The Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) and the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) solicit nominations for the CRM-SSC Prize, which is awarded in recognition of a statistical scientist’s professional accomplishments in research during the first fifteen years after earning a doctorate.

19.

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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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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