Designed for an intermediate undergraduate course, Probability and Statistics with R shows students how to solve various statistical problems using both parametric and nonparametric techniques via the open source software R. It provides numerous real-world examples, carefully explained proofs, end-of-chapter problems, and illuminating graphs to facilitate hands-on learning. Integrating theory with practice, the text briefly introduces the syntax, structures, and functions of the S language, before covering important graphically and numerically descriptive methods. The next several chapters elucidate probability and random variables topics, including univariate and multivariate distributions. After exploring sampling distributions, the authors discuss point estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and a wide range of nonparametric methods. With a focus on experimental design, the book also presents fixed- and random-effects models as well as randomized block and two-factor factorial designs. The final chapter describes simple and multiple regression analyses. Demonstrating that R can be used as a powerful teaching aid, this comprehensive text presents extensive treatments of data analysis using parametric and nonparametric techniques. It effectively links statistical concepts with R procedures, enabling the application of the language to the vast world of statistics.
Author: Byron W. Brown
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 1977-10-04
Elementary rules of probability; Populations, samples, and the distribution of the sample mean; Analysis of matched pairs using sample means; Analysis of the two-sample location problem using sample means; Surveys and experiments in medical research; Statistical inference for dichotomous variables; Comparing two success probabilities; Chi-squared tests; Analysis of k-sample problems; Linear regression and correlation; Analysis of matched pairs using ranks; Analysis of the two-sample location problem using ranks; Methods for censored data.
Author: Paul H. Kvam
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2007-08-24
A thorough and definitive book that fully addresses traditional and modern-day topics of nonparametric statistics This book presents a practical approach to nonparametric statistical analysis and provides comprehensive coverage of both established and newly developed methods. With the use of MATLAB, the authors present information on theorems and rank tests in an applied fashion, with an emphasis on modern methods in regression and curve fitting, bootstrap confidence intervals, splines, wavelets, empirical likelihood, and goodness-of-fit testing. Nonparametric Statistics with Applications to Science and Engineering begins with succinct coverage of basic results for order statistics, methods of categorical data analysis, nonparametric regression, and curve fitting methods. The authors then focus on nonparametric procedures that are becoming more relevant to engineering researchers and practitioners. The important fundamental materials needed to effectively learn and apply the discussed methods are also provided throughout the book. Complete with exercise sets, chapter reviews, and a related Web site that features downloadable MATLAB applications, this book is an essential textbook for graduate courses in engineering and the physical sciences and also serves as a valuable reference for researchers who seek a more comprehensive understanding of modern nonparametric statistical methods.
Author: Regina Y. Liu
Release Date: 2016-09-20
The contributors to this volume include many of the distinguished researchers in this area. Many of these scholars have collaborated with Joseph McKean to develop underlying theory for these methods, obtain small sample corrections, and develop efficient algorithms for their computation. The papers cover the scope of the area, including robust nonparametric rank-based procedures through Bayesian and big data rank-based analyses. Areas of application include biostatistics and spatial areas. Over the last 30 years, robust rank-based and nonparametric methods have developed considerably. These procedures generalize traditional Wilcoxon-type methods for one- and two-sample location problems. Research into these procedures has culminated in complete analyses for many of the models used in practice including linear, generalized linear, mixed, and nonlinear models. Settings are both multivariate and univariate. With the development of R packages in these areas, computation of these procedures is easily shared with readers and implemented. This book is developed from the International Conference on Robust Rank-Based and Nonparametric Methods, held at Western Michigan University in April 2015.
This book is comprised of presentations delivered at the 5th Workshop on Biostatistics and Bioinformatics held in Atlanta on May 5-7, 2017. Featuring twenty-two selected papers from the workshop, this book showcases the most current advances in the field, presenting new methods, theories, and case applications at the frontiers of biostatistics, bioinformatics, and interdisciplinary areas. Biostatistics and bioinformatics have been playing a key role in statistics and other scientific research fields in recent years. The goal of the 5th Workshop on Biostatistics and Bioinformatics was to stimulate research, foster interaction among researchers in field, and offer opportunities for learning and facilitating research collaborations in the era of big data. The resulting volume offers timely insights for researchers, students, and industry practitioners.
Basic consepts and models; Life tables, graphs, and related procedures; Inference procedures for exponential distributions; Inference procedures for weibull and extreme value distributions; Inference proceduresfor some other models; Parametric regression models; Distribution-free methods for the proportional hazards and related regression models; Nonparametric and distribution-free methods; Goodness of fit tests; Multivariate and stochastic process models.
The field of statistics not only affects all areas of scientific activity, but also many other matters such as public policy. It is branching rapidly into so many different subjects that a series of handbooks is the only way of comprehensively presenting the various aspects of statistical methodology, applications, and recent developments. The Handbook of Statistics is a series of self-contained reference books. Each volume is devoted to a particular topic in statistics, with Volume 30 dealing with time series. The series is addressed to the entire community of statisticians and scientists in various disciplines who use statistical methodology in their work. At the same time, special emphasis is placed on applications-oriented techniques, with the applied statistician in mind as the primary audience. Comprehensively presents the various aspects of statistical methodology Discusses a wide variety of diverse applications and recent developments Contributors are internationally renowened experts in their respective areas
Author: Jeanne Kowalski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2008-01-28
A timely and applied approach to the newly discovered methods and applications of U-statistics Built on years of collaborative research and academic experience, Modern Applied U-Statistics successfully presents a thorough introduction to the theory of U-statistics using in-depth examples and applications that address contemporary areas of study including biomedical and psychosocial research. Utilizing a "learn by example" approach, this book provides an accessible, yet in-depth, treatment of U-statistics, as well as addresses key concepts in asymptotic theory by integrating translational and cross-disciplinary research. The authors begin with an introduction of the essential and theoretical foundations of U-statistics such as the notion of convergence in probability and distribution, basic convergence results, stochastic Os, inference theory, generalized estimating equations, as well as the definition and asymptotic properties of U-statistics. With an emphasis on nonparametric applications when and where applicable, the authors then build upon this established foundation in order to equip readers with the knowledge needed to understand the modern-day extensions of U-statistics that are explored in subsequent chapters. Additional topical coverage includes: Longitudinal data modeling with missing data Parametric and distribution-free mixed-effect and structural equation models A new multi-response based regression framework for non-parametric statistics such as the product moment correlation, Kendall's tau, and Mann-Whitney-Wilcoxon rank tests A new class of U-statistic-based estimating equations (UBEE) for dependent responses Motivating examples, in-depth illustrations of statistical and model-building concepts, and an extensive discussion of longitudinal study designs strengthen the real-world utility and comprehension of this book. An accompanying Web site features SAS? and S-Plus? program codes, software applications, and additional study data. Modern Applied U-Statistics accommodates second- and third-year students of biostatistics at the graduate level and also serves as an excellent self-study for practitioners in the fields of bioinformatics and psychosocial research.
The importance of nonparametric methods in modern statistics has grown dramatically since their inception in the mid-1930s. Requiring few or no assumptions about the populations from which data are obtained, they have emerged as the preferred methodology among statisticians and researchers performing data analysis. Today, these highly efficient techniques are being applied to an ever-widening variety of experimental designs in the social, behavioral, biological, and physical sciences. This long-awaited Second Edition of Myles Hollander and Douglas A. Wolfe's successful Nonparametric Statistical Methods meets the needs of a new generation of users, with completely up-to-date coverage of this important statistical area. Like its highly acclaimed predecessor, the revised edition, along with its companion ftp site, aims to equip students with the conceptual and technical skills necessary to select and apply the appropriate procedures for a given situation. An extensive array of examples drawn from actual experiments illustrates clearly how to use nonparametric approaches to handle one- or two-sample location and dispersion problems, dichotomous data, and one-way and two-way layout problems. Rewritten and updated, this Second Edition now includes new or expanded coverage of: * Nonparametric regression methods. * The bootstrap. * Contingency tables and the odds ratio. * Life distributions and survival analysis. * Nonparametric methods for experimental designs. * More procedures, real-world data sets, and problems. * Illustrated examples using Minitab and StatXact. An ideal text for an upper-level undergraduate or first-year graduate course, this text is also an invaluable source for professionals who want to keep abreast of the latest developments within this dynamic branch of modern statistics. An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available upon request from the Wiley editorial department.
Author: K. Takezawa
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2005-12-02
An easy-to-grasp introduction to nonparametric regression This book's straightforward, step-by-step approach provides anexcellent introduction to the field for novices of nonparametricregression. Introduction to Nonparametric Regression clearlyexplains the basic concepts underlying nonparametric regression andfeatures: * Thorough explanations of various techniques, which avoid complexmathematics and excessive abstract theory to help readersintuitively grasp the value of nonparametric regressionmethods * Statistical techniques accompanied by clear numerical examplesthat further assist readers in developing and implementing theirown solutions * Mathematical equations that are accompanied by a clearexplanation of how the equation was derived The first chapter leads with a compelling argument for studyingnonparametric regression and sets the stage for more advanceddiscussions. In addition to covering standard topics, such askernel and spline methods, the book provides in-depth coverage ofthe smoothing of histograms, a topic generally not covered incomparable texts. With a learning-by-doing approach, each topical chapter includesthorough S-Plus? examples that allow readers to duplicate the sameresults described in the chapter. A separate appendix is devoted tothe conversion of S-Plus objects to R objects. In addition, eachchapter ends with a set of problems that test readers' grasp of keyconcepts and techniques and also prepares them for more advancedtopics. This book is recommended as a textbook for undergraduate andgraduate courses in nonparametric regression. Only a basicknowledge of linear algebra and statistics is required. Inaddition, this is an excellent resource for researchers andengineers in such fields as pattern recognition, speechunderstanding, and data mining. Practitioners who rely onnonparametric regression for analyzing data in the physical,biological, and social sciences, as well as in finance andeconomics, will find this an unparalleled resource.
Author: Raoul LePage
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 1992
Explores the application of bootstrap to problems that place unusual demands on the method. The bootstrap method, introduced by Bradley Efron in 1973, is a nonparametric technique for inferring the distribution of a statistic derived from a sample. Most of the papers were presented at a special meeting sponsored by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the Interface Foundation in May, 1990.
Author: Brani Vidakovic
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2009-09-25
A comprehensive, step-by-step introduction to wavelets in statistics. What are wavelets? What makes them increasingly indispensable in statistical nonparametrics? Why are they suitable for "time-scale" applications? How are they used to solve such problems as denoising, regression, or density estimation? Where can one find up-to-date information on these newly "discovered" mathematical objects? These are some of the questions Brani Vidakovic answers in Statistical Modeling by Wavelets. Providing a much-needed introduction to the latest tools afforded statisticians by wavelet theory, Vidakovic compiles, organizes, and explains in depth research data previously available only in disparate journal articles. He carefully balances both statistical and mathematical techniques, supplementing the material with a wealth of examples, more than 100 illustrations, and extensive references-with data sets and S-Plus wavelet overviews made available for downloading over the Internet. Both introductory and data-oriented modeling topics are featured, including: * Continuous and discrete wavelet transformations. * Statistical optimality properties of wavelet shrinkage. * Theoretical aspects of wavelet density estimation. * Bayesian modeling in the wavelet domain. * Properties of wavelet-based random functions and densities. * Several novel and important wavelet applications in statistics. * Wavelet methods in time series. Accessible to anyone with a background in advanced calculus and algebra, Statistical Modeling by Wavelets promises to become the standard reference for statisticians and engineers seeking a comprehensive introduction to an emerging field.
Author: Pranab Kumar Sen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Release Date: 1981-10-13
A thorough text on sequential nonparametrics, utilizing a unified martingale approach in the study of the invariance principles for nonparametric statistics. Contains formulations of sequential tests and estimators such as repeated significance and rank order tests. Shows how sequential confidence regions and asymptotically risk efficient point estimation procedures can be treated in a complete nonparametric set-up. Includes extensive bibliography.
Author: Geoffrey McLachlan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2004-08-04
The Wiley-Interscience Paperback Series consists of selected books that have been made more accessible to consumers in an effort to increase global appeal and general circulation. With these new unabridged softcover volumes, Wiley hopes to extend the lives of these works by making them available to future generations of statisticians, mathematicians, and scientists. "Survey Errors and Survey Costs is a well-written, well-presented, and highly readable text that should be on every error-conscious statistician?s bookshelf. Any courses that cover the theory and design of surveys should certainly have Survey Errors and Survey Costs on their reading lists." ?Phil Edwards MEL, Aston University Science Park, UK Review in The Statistician, Vol. 40, No. 3, 1991 "This volume is an extremely valuable contribution to survey methodology. It has many virtues: First, it provides a framework in which survey errors can be segregated by sources. Second, Groves has skillfully synthesized existing knowledge, bringing together in an easily accessible form empirical knowledge from a variety of sources. Third, he has managed to integrate into a common framework the contributions of several disciplines. For example, the work of psychometricians and cognitive psychologists is made relevant to the research of econometricians as well as the field experience of sociologists. Finally, but not least, Groves has managed to present all this in a style that is accessible to a wide variety of readers ranging from survey specialists to policymakers." ?Peter H. Rossi University of Massachusetts at Amherst Review in Journal of Official Statistics, January 1991