Smoothing and Regression

Author: Michael G. Schimek
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118763308
Release Date: 2013-05-29
Genre: Mathematics

A comprehensive introduction to a wide variety of univariate andmultivariate smoothing techniques for regression Smoothing and Regression: Approaches, Computation, and Applicationbridges the many gaps that exist among competing univariate andmultivariate smoothing techniques. It introduces, describes, and insome cases compares a large number of the latest and most advancedtechniques for regression modeling. Unlike many other volumes onthis topic, which are highly technical and specialized, this bookdiscusses all methods in light of both computational efficiency andtheir applicability for real data analysis. Using examples of applications from the biosciences, environmentalsciences, engineering, and economics, as well as medical researchand marketing, this volume addresses the theory, computation, andapplication of each approach. A number of the techniques discussed,such as smoothing under shape restrictions or of dependent data,are presented for the first time in book form. Special features ofthis book include: * Comprehensive coverage of smoothing and regression with softwarehints and applications from a wide variety of disciplines * A unified, easy-to-follow format * Contributions from more than 25 leading researchers from aroundthe world * More than 150 illustrations also covering new graphicaltechniques important for exploratory data analysis andvisualization of high-dimensional problems * Extensive end-of-chapter references For professionals and aspiring professionals in statistics, appliedmathematics, computer science, and econometrics, as well as forresearchers in the applied and social sciences, Smoothing andRegression is a unique and important new resource destined tobecome one the most frequently consulted references in the field.

Nonparametric Functional Data Analysis

Author: Frédéric Ferraty
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387366203
Release Date: 2006-11-22
Genre: Mathematics

Modern apparatuses allow us to collect samples of functional data, mainly curves but also images. On the other hand, nonparametric statistics produces useful tools for standard data exploration. This book links these two fields of modern statistics by explaining how functional data can be studied through parameter-free statistical ideas. At the same time it shows how functional data can be studied through parameter-free statistical ideas, and offers an original presentation of new nonparametric statistical methods for functional data analysis.

Nonparametric Econometric Methods

Author: Qi Li
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9781849506236
Release Date: 2009-12-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Contains a selection of papers presented initially at the 7th Annual Advances in Econometrics Conference held on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during November 14-16, 2008. This work is suitable for those who wish to familiarize themselves with nonparametric methodology.

Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Spaces in Probability and Statistics

Author: Alain Berlinet
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441990969
Release Date: 2011-06-28
Genre: Business & Economics

The book covers theoretical questions including the latest extension of the formalism, and computational issues and focuses on some of the more fruitful and promising applications, including statistical signal processing, nonparametric curve estimation, random measures, limit theorems, learning theory and some applications at the fringe between Statistics and Approximation Theory. It is geared to graduate students in Statistics, Mathematics or Engineering, or to scientists with an equivalent level.

Monitoring the Health of Populations

Author: Ron Brookmeyer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199748977
Release Date: 2003-10-23
Genre: Medical

Public health faces critical challenges ranging from outbreaks of new and old pathogens to the threat of bioterrorism and the impact of lifestyle and environmental changes on health. Modern tools of health surveillance and sound statistical practices are essential for meeting these challenges and providing accurate warnings about real public health threats without wasting resources on false alarms. Advances in statistical techniques, computing power and the Internet have led to many new approaches to monitoring population health, analyzing the data, and rapidly sharing it. This text explores the critical issues in the statistical analysis and interpretation of public health surveillance data. It covers statistical methods for detecting disease outbreaks and clusters, the use of survey methods, interpreting time trends and geographic patterns, exploratory statistical analysis of surveillance data, and web-based health reporting systems for the rapid detection of public health problems, among other topics. The methodological approaches are illustrated in discussions of several current public health issues, including the HIV/AIDS epidemic, anthrax, health effects of particulate air pollution, and trends in prostate cancer. The methods are broadly applicable to surveillance systems and registries for numerous health conditions, e.g. infectious diseases, chronic diseases, adverse drug reactions. The book provides numerous illustrations, worked examples, and practical information for actually implementing the methods. It will serve as a reference for public health practitioners and as a textbook for courses on disease surveillance taken by students of statistics biostatistics, epidemiology or public health.

Applied Linear Regression

Author: Sanford Weisberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118594858
Release Date: 2013-11-25
Genre: Mathematics

Praise for the Third Edition "...this is an excellent book which could easily be used as acourse text..." —International Statistical Institute The Fourth Edition of Applied LinearRegression provides a thorough update of the basic theoryand methodology of linear regression modeling. Demonstrating thepractical applications of linear regression analysis techniques,the Fourth Edition uses interesting, real-worldexercises and examples. Stressing central concepts such as model building, understandingparameters, assessing fit and reliability, and drawing conclusions,the new edition illustrates how to develop estimation, confidence,and testing procedures primarily through the use of least squaresregression. While maintaining the accessible appeal of eachprevious edition,Applied Linear Regression, FourthEdition features: Graphical methods stressed in the initial exploratory phase,analysis phase, and summarization phase of an analysis In-depth coverage of parameter estimates in both simple andcomplex models, transformations, and regression diagnostics Newly added material on topics including testing, ANOVA, andvariance assumptions Updated methodology, such as bootstrapping, cross-validationbinomial and Poisson regression, and modern model selectionmethods Applied Linear Regression, Fourth Edition is anexcellent textbook for upper-undergraduate and graduate-levelstudents, as well as an appropriate reference guide forpractitioners and applied statisticians in engineering, businessadministration, economics, and the social sciences.

Longitudinal Data Analysis

Author: Donald Hedeker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470036471
Release Date: 2006-05-12
Genre: Mathematics

Longitudinal data analysis for biomedical and behavioral sciences This innovative book sets forth and describes methods for the analysis of longitudinaldata, emphasizing applications to problems in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. Reflecting the growing importance and use of longitudinal data across many areas of research, the text is designed to help users of statistics better analyze and understand this type of data. Much of the material from the book grew out of a course taught by Dr. Hedeker on longitudinal data analysis. The material is, therefore, thoroughly classroom tested and includes a number of features designed to help readers better understand and apply the material. Statistical procedures featured within the text include: * Repeated measures analysis of variance * Multivariate analysis of variance for repeated measures * Random-effects regression models (RRM) * Covariance-pattern models * Generalized-estimating equations (GEE) models * Generalizations of RRM and GEE for categorical outcomes Practical in their approach, the authors emphasize the applications of the methods, using real-world examples for illustration. Some syntax examples are provided, although the authors do not generally focus on software in this book. Several datasets and computer syntax examples are posted on this title's companion Web site. The authors intend to keep the syntax examples current as new versions of the software programs emerge. This text is designed for both undergraduate and graduate courses in longitudinal data analysis. Instructors can take advantage of overheads and additional course materials available online for adopters. Applied statisticians in biomedicine and the social sciences can also use the book as a convenient reference.

Regression Analysis by Example

Author: Samprit Chatterjee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470055458
Release Date: 2006-10-20
Genre: Mathematics

The essentials of regression analysis through practical applications Regression analysis is a conceptually simple method for investigating relationships among variables. Carrying out a successful application of regression analysis, however, requires a balance of theoretical results, empirical rules, and subjective judgement. Regression Analysis by Example, Fourth Edition has been expanded and thoroughly updated to reflect recent advances in the field. The emphasis continues to be on exploratory data analysis rather than statistical theory. The book offers in-depth treatment of regression diagnostics, transformation, multicollinearity, logistic regression, and robust regression. This new edition features the following enhancements: Chapter 12, Logistic Regression, is expanded to reflect the increased use of the logit models in statistical analysis A new chapter entitled Further Topics discusses advanced areas of regression analysis Reorganized, expanded, and upgraded exercises appear at the end of each chapter A fully integrated Web page provides data sets Numerous graphical displays highlight the significance of visual appeal Regression Analysis by Example, Fourth Edition is suitable for anyone with an understanding of elementary statistics. Methods of regression analysis are clearly demonstrated, and examples containing the types of irregularities commonly encountered in the real world are provided. Each example isolates one or two techniques and features detailed discussions of the techniques themselves, the required assumptions, and the evaluated success of each technique. The methods described throughout the book can be carried out with most of the currently available statistical software packages, such as the software package R. An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available from the Wiley editorial department.

Operational Risk

Author: Harry H. Panjer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470051306
Release Date: 2006-10-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Discover how to optimize business strategies from both qualitative and quantitative points of view Operational Risk: Modeling Analytics is organized around the principle that the analysis of operational risk consists, in part, of the collection of data and the building of mathematical models to describe risk. This book is designed to provide risk analysts with a framework of the mathematical models and methods used in the measurement and modeling of operational risk in both the banking and insurance sectors. Beginning with a foundation for operational risk modeling and a focus on the modeling process, the book flows logically to discussion of probabilistic tools for operational risk modeling and statistical methods for calibrating models of operational risk. Exercises are included in chapters involving numerical computations for students' practice and reinforcement of concepts. Written by Harry Panjer, one of the foremost authorities in the world on risk modeling and its effects in business management, this is the first comprehensive book dedicated to the quantitative assessment of operational risk using the tools of probability, statistics, and actuarial science. In addition to providing great detail of the many probabilistic and statistical methods used in operational risk, this book features: * Ample exercises to further elucidate the concepts in the text * Definitive coverage of distribution functions and related concepts * Models for the size of losses * Models for frequency of loss * Aggregate loss modeling * Extreme value modeling * Dependency modeling using copulas * Statistical methods in model selection and calibration Assuming no previous expertise in either operational risk terminology or in mathematical statistics, the text is designed for beginning graduate-level courses on risk and operational management or enterprise risk management. This book is also useful as a reference for practitioners in both enterprise risk management and risk and operational management.

Time Series

Author: Ngai Hang Chan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471461647
Release Date: 2004-04-05
Genre: Mathematics

Elements of Financial Time Series fills a gap in the market in thearea of financial time series analysis by giving both conceptualand practical illustrations. Examples and discussions in the laterchapters of the book make recent developments in time series moreaccessible. Examples from finance are maximized as much as possiblethroughout the book. * Full set of exercises is displayed at the end of eachchapter. * First seven chapters cover standard topics in time series at ahigh-intensity level. * Recent and timely developments in nonstandard time seriestechniques are illustrated with real finance examples indetail. * Examples are systemically illustrated with S-plus with codes anddata available on an associated Web site.

Robust Statistics

Author: Frank R. Hampel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118150689
Release Date: 2011-09-20
Genre: Mathematics

The Wiley-Interscience Paperback Series consists of selectedbooks that have been made more accessible to consumers in an effortto increase global appeal and general circulation. With these newunabridged softcover volumes, Wiley hopes to extend the lives ofthese works by making them available to future generations ofstatisticians, mathematicians, and scientists. "This is a nice book containing a wealth of information, much ofit due to the authors. . . . If an instructor designing such acourse wanted a textbook, this book would be the best choiceavailable. . . . There are many stimulating exercises, and the bookalso contains an excellent index and an extensive list ofreferences." —Technometrics "[This] book should be read carefully by anyone who isinterested in dealing with statistical models in a realisticfashion." —American Scientist Introducing concepts, theory, and applications, RobustStatistics is accessible to a broad audience, avoidingallusions to high-powered mathematics while emphasizing ideas,heuristics, and background. The text covers the approach based onthe influence function (the effect of an outlier on an estimater,for example) and related notions such as the breakdown point. Italso treats the change-of-variance function, fundamental conceptsand results in the framework of estimation of a single parameter,and applications to estimation of covariance matrices andregression parameters.

Random Graphs for Statistical Pattern Recognition

Author: David J. Marchette
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471722081
Release Date: 2005-02-11
Genre: Mathematics

A timely convergence of two widely used disciplines Random Graphs for Statistical Pattern Recognition is the firstbook to address the topic of random graphs as it applies tostatistical pattern recognition. Both topics are of vital interestto researchers in various mathematical and statistical fields andhave never before been treated together in one book. The use ofdata random graphs in pattern recognition in clustering andclassification is discussed, and the applications for bothdisciplines are enhanced with new tools for the statistical patternrecognition community. New and interesting applications for randomgraph users are also introduced. This important addition to statistical literaturefeatures: Information that previously has been available only throughscattered journal articles Practical tools and techniques for a wide range of real-worldapplications New perspectives on the relationship between patternrecognition and computational geometry Numerous experimental problems to encourage practicalapplications With its comprehensive coverage of two timely fields, enhancedwith many references and real-world examples, Random Graphs forStatistical Pattern Recognition is a valuable resource forindustry professionals and students alike.

Weibull Models

Author: D. N. Prabhakar Murthy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471473278
Release Date: 2004-01-28
Genre: Mathematics

A comprehensive perspective on Weibull models The literature on Weibull models is vast, disjointed, andscattered across many different journals. Weibull Models is acomprehensive guide that integrates all the different facets ofWeibull models in a single volume. This book will be of great help to practitioners in reliabilityand other disciplines in the context of modeling data sets usingWeibull models. For researchers interested in these modelingtechniques, exercises at the end of each chapter define potentialtopics for future research. Organized into seven distinct parts, Weibull Models: Covers model analysis, parameter estimation, model validation,and application Serves as both a handbook and a research monograph. As ahandbook, it classifies the different models and presents theirproperties. As a research monograph, it unifies the literature andpresents the results in an integrated manner Intertwines theory and application Focuses on model identification prior to model parameterestimation Discusses the usefulness of the Weibull Probability plot (WPP)in the model selection to model a given data set Highlights the use of Weibull models in reliability theory Filled with in-depth analysis, Weibull Models pulls together themost relevant information on this topic to give everyone fromreliability engineers to applied statisticians involved withreliability and survival analysis a clear look at what Weibullmodels can offer.

The Analysis of Covariance and Alternatives

Author: Bradley Huitema
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118067460
Release Date: 2011-10-24
Genre: Mathematics

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 discussion of essential topics relating to experimental design and analysis, including analysis of variance, multiple regression, effect size measures and newly developed methods of communicating statistical results. Subsequent chapters feature newly added methods for the analysis of experiments with ordered treatments, including two parametric and nonparametric monotone analyses as well as approaches based on the robust general linear model and reversed ordinal logistic regression. Four groundbreaking chapters on single-case designs introduce powerful new analyses for simple and complex single-case experiments. This Second Edition also features coverage of advanced methods including: Simple and multiple analysis of covariance using both the Fisher approach and the general linear model approach Methods to manage assumption departures, including heterogeneous slopes, nonlinear functions, dichotomous dependent variables, and covariates affected by treatments Power analysis and the application of covariance analysis to randomized-block designs, two-factor designs, pre- and post-test designs, and multiple dependent variable designs Measurement error correction and propensity score methods developed for quasi-experiments, observational studies, and uncontrolled clinical trials Thoroughly updated to reflect the growing nature of the field, Analysis of Covariance and Alternatives is a suitable book for behavioral and medical scineces courses on design of experiments and regression and the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It also serves as an authoritative reference work for researchers and academics in the fields of medicine, clinical trials, epidemiology, public health, sociology, and engineering.