Statistical Modeling for Biomedical Researchers

A Simple Introduction to the Analysis of Complex Data

Author: William D. Dupont

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139643819

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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The second edition of this standard text guides biomedical researchers in the selection and use of advanced statistical methods and the presentation of results to clinical colleagues. It assumes no knowledge of mathematics beyond high school level and is accessible to anyone with an introductory background in statistics. The Stata statistical software package is again used to perform the analyses, this time employing the much improved version 10 with its intuitive point and click as well as character-based commands. Topics covered include linear, logistic and Poisson regression, survival analysis, fixed-effects analysis of variance, and repeated-measure analysis of variance. Restricted cubic splines are used to model non-linear relationships. Each method is introduced in its simplest form and then extended to cover more complex situations. An appendix will help the reader select the most appropriate statistical methods for their data. The text makes extensive use of real data sets available at http://biostat.mc.vanderbilt.edu/dupontwd/wddtext/.

Elementary Statistics

Picturing the World, Global Edition

Author: Ron Larson,Betsy Farber,Elizabeth Farber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781292058610

Category: Statistics

Page: 704

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For algebra-based introductory statistics courses Statistics opens a window to the modern world, and this market-leading text makes it easy to understand Larson and Farber's Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World, Sixth Edition, provides stepped out instruction, real-life examples and exercises, and the use of technology to offer the most accessible approach. The authors carefully develop theory through strong pedagogy, and examples show how statistics is used to picture and describe the world. In keeping with the premise that students learn best by doing, it includes more than 210 examples and more than 2300 exercises, to make the concepts of statistics a part of students' everyday lives. Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World, Sixth Edition, presents a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Here's how: *Personalized learning with MyStatLab(TM): the accompanying MyStatLab online course provides users with countless opportunities to practice, plus statistics-specific resources and tools that enhance their experience and comprehension.*Stepped out instruction and guided student learning through an abundance of exercises build students' knowledge and skills in statistics.Included are visual descriptions, unique chapter overviews and summaries, clear learning objectives, boxed definitions and formulas, margin features, and more. *Real-life and interactive features present statistics at work in the real world and show how statistics is relevant to students' lives. *Examples and exercises tie the material to students' lives.

Cambridge International AS and A Level Physics Coursebook with CD-ROM

Author: David Sang,Graham Jones,Gurinder Chadha,Richard Woodside,Will Stark,Aidan Gill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107697697

Category: Education

Page: 574

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Fully revised and updated content matching the Cambridge International Examinations 9702 syllabus for first examination in 2016. Endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations, this digital edition comprehensively covers all the knowledge and skills students need during the A Level Physics course (9702), for first examination in 2016, in a reflowable format, adapting to any screen size or device. Written by renowned experts in Physics teaching, the text is written in an accessible style with international learners in mind. Self-assessment questions allow learners to track their progress, and exam-style questions help learners to prepare thoroughly for their examinations. Answers to all the questions from within the Coursebook are provided.

Objective Advanced Student's Book Pack (Student's Book with Answers with CD-ROM and Class Audio CDs (2))

Author: Felicity O'Dell,Annie Broadhead

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521181828

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 232

View: 2772

An updated and revised edition of the Objective CAE course, which prepares students for Cambridge English: Advanced, also known as Certificate in Advanced English (CAE). The Student's Book with Answers contains fresh, updated texts and artwork that provide solid language development, lively class discussion and training in exams skills. The 25 topic-based units include examples from the Cambridge English Corpus to highlight common learner errors and ensuring that students are learning the most up-to-date and useful language required at this level. A phrasal verb list provides a handy reference for students. The CD-ROM provides comprehensive extra practice of the language and topics covered in the book. The Audio CDs contain the listening material to accompany the Student's Book.

Understanding Psychology as a Science

An Introduction to Scientific and Statistical Inference

Author: Zoltan Dienes

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137096055

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

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What makes psychology a science? What is the logic underlying psychological research? In this groundbreaking book Zoltán Dienes introduces students to key issues in the philosophy of science and statistics that have a direct and vital bearing on the practice of research in psychology. The book is organised around the influential thinkers and conceptual debates which pervade psychological research and teaching but until now have not been made accessible to students. In a clear and fluid style, Dienes takes the reader on a compelling tour of the ideas of: - Popper - Kuhn& Lakatos - Neyman& Pearson - Bayes - Fisher& Royall Featuring examples drawn from extensive teaching experience to ground the ideas firmly in psychological science, the book is an ideal companion to courses and modules in psychological research methods and also to those covering conceptual and historical issues.

Bayesian Nonparametrics

Author: J.K. Ghosh,R.V. Ramamoorthi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387226540

Category: Mathematics

Page: 308

View: 7799

This book is the first systematic treatment of Bayesian nonparametric methods and the theory behind them. It will also appeal to statisticians in general. The book is primarily aimed at graduate students and can be used as the text for a graduate course in Bayesian non-parametrics.

Machine Learning

A Probabilistic Perspective

Author: Kevin P. Murphy

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262018020

Category: Computers

Page: 1067

View: 679

A comprehensive introduction to machine learning that uses probabilistic models and inference as a unifying approach.

A Student’s Guide to the Seashore

Author: J.D. Fish

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401158886

Category: Science

Page: 474

View: 9738

At one time or another, we have all been drawn by the fascination of the seashore. For the holiday maker, the relaxing day by the sea often turns out to be a most rewarding foray among rock pools and dense canopies of seaweed; for naturalists and students, the shore is one of the most challenging habitats. Whatever our interests and expertise, one of our first objectives when faced with the diversity of plant and animal life on the shore is to name the individual specimens and we quickly learn that this can be a difficult, though rewarding, occupation. Once an organism has been identified, a number of questions naturally follow. What is its life-cycle? How does it feed and reproduce? How long does it live? The answers to such questions give an insight into the lives of the plants and animals of the shore and are one of the first steps in an understand ing of the complexity of the shore environment. However, the information required to answer such questions is not always easily accessible and even when it is known it is often scattered in various books and research journals making it difficult and time consuming to find. Although a variety of identification keys and guides is available, some designed for the specialist, others for the amateur, such texts generally give little, if any, information on the biology of the organisms.

Cambridge IGCSE International Mathematics

Author: Terry Wall,Ric Pimentel

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9781444112924

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 488

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This brand new book has been written especially to support University fo Cambridge International Examnination's International Mathematics (0607) syllabus. Students following this syllabus are expected to use graphics display calculators for certain topics, and this text book includes clear, step-by-step instructions and illustrations on how to use both Casio and Texas calculators. The book follows the order of the topics in the syllabus, providing full coverage of the Extended curriculum. There are plenty of worked examples and questions, including student assessments. There are ICT, investigative, and modelling tasks throughout. The accompanying website has powerpoints for classroom use, as well as 'Personal Tutor' audio-visual worked examples. Answers, an index, and a glossary are also included.

Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using Stata, Fourth Edition

Author: Brian S. Everitt,Sophia Rabe-Hesketh

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781584887560

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

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With each new release of Stata, a comprehensive resource is needed to highlight the improvements as well as discuss the fundamentals of the software. Fulfilling this need, A Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using Stata, Fourth Edition has been fully updated to provide an introduction to Stata version 9. This edition covers many new features of Stata, including a new command for mixed models and a new matrix language. Each chapter describes the analysis appropriate for a particular application, focusing on the medical, social, and behavioral fields. The authors begin each chapter with descriptions of the data and the statistical techniques to be used. The methods covered include descriptives, simple tests, variance analysis, multiple linear regression, logistic regression, generalized linear models, survival analysis, random effects models, and cluster analysis. The core of the book centers on how to use Stata to perform analyses and how to interpret the results. The chapters conclude with several exercises based on data sets from different disciplines. A concise guide to the latest version of Stata, A Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using Stata, Fourth Edition illustrates the benefits of using Stata to perform various statistical analyses for both data analysis courses and self-study.

Statistics with Confidence

Confidence Intervals and Statistical Guidelines

Author: Douglas Altman,David Machin,Trevor Bryant,Martin Gardner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118702506

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 1028

This highly popular introduction to confidence intervals has been thoroughly updated and expanded. It includes methods for using confidence intervals, with illustrative worked examples and extensive guidelines and checklists to help the novice.

Measurement in Medicine

A Practical Guide

Author: Henrica C. W. de Vet,Caroline B. Terwee,Lidwine B. Mokkink,Dirk L. Knol

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139497812

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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The success of the Apgar score demonstrates the astounding power of an appropriate clinical instrument. This down-to-earth book provides practical advice, underpinned by theoretical principles, on developing and evaluating measurement instruments in all fields of medicine. It equips you to choose the most appropriate instrument for specific purposes. The book covers measurement theories, methods and criteria for evaluating and selecting instruments. It provides methods to assess measurement properties, such as reliability, validity and responsiveness, and interpret the results. Worked examples and end-of-chapter assignments use real data and well-known instruments to build your skills at implementation and interpretation through hands-on analysis of real-life cases. All data and solutions are available online. This is a perfect course book for students and a perfect companion for professionals/researchers in the medical and health sciences who care about the quality and meaning of the measurements they perform.

Equity and Quality in Education Supporting Disadvantaged Students and Schools

Supporting Disadvantaged Students and Schools

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264130853

Category:

Page: 168

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Across OECD countries, almost one in every five students does not reach a basic minimum level of skills. This book presents a series of policy recommendations for education systems to help all children succeed.

Business and Economic Statistics Using Microsoft Excel

Author: Ken Black,David L. Eldredge

Publisher: South-Western Pub

ISBN: 9780324017267

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 698

View: 7192

At many schools, professors and students require that Microsoft- Excel be integrated throughout their one-term course. Thoroughly integrating the use of Excel, this concise text will serve that need. Coverage is focused on applied processes that are handled by Excel. In addition, Excel macro add-ins accompany the text on a CD-ROM packaged with new copies of the book."

Computer Vision

Algorithms and Applications

Author: Richard Szeliski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781848829343

Category: Computers

Page: 812

View: 516

Humans perceive the three-dimensional structure of the world with apparent ease. However, despite all of the recent advances in computer vision research, the dream of having a computer interpret an image at the same level as a two-year old remains elusive. Why is computer vision such a challenging problem and what is the current state of the art? Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications explores the variety of techniques commonly used to analyze and interpret images. It also describes challenging real-world applications where vision is being successfully used, both for specialized applications such as medical imaging, and for fun, consumer-level tasks such as image editing and stitching, which students can apply to their own personal photos and videos. More than just a source of “recipes,” this exceptionally authoritative and comprehensive textbook/reference also takes a scientific approach to basic vision problems, formulating physical models of the imaging process before inverting them to produce descriptions of a scene. These problems are also analyzed using statistical models and solved using rigorous engineering techniques Topics and features: structured to support active curricula and project-oriented courses, with tips in the Introduction for using the book in a variety of customized courses; presents exercises at the end of each chapter with a heavy emphasis on testing algorithms and containing numerous suggestions for small mid-term projects; provides additional material and more detailed mathematical topics in the Appendices, which cover linear algebra, numerical techniques, and Bayesian estimation theory; suggests additional reading at the end of each chapter, including the latest research in each sub-field, in addition to a full Bibliography at the end of the book; supplies supplementary course material for students at the associated website, http://szeliski.org/Book/. Suitable for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level course in computer science or engineering, this textbook focuses on basic techniques that work under real-world conditions and encourages students to push their creative boundaries. Its design and exposition also make it eminently suitable as a unique reference to the fundamental techniques and current research literature in computer vision.

The Cambridge Handbook of Child Language

Author: Edith L. Bavin,Letitia R. Naigles

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316352323

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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The most authoritative resource for students and researchers, The Cambridge Handbook of Child Language has been thoroughly updated and extended. Enhancements include new chapters on the acquisition of words, processing deficits in children with specific language impairments, and language in children with Williams syndrome, new authors for the bilingualism and autism chapters, a refocused discourse chapter on written narratives, and a new section on reading and reading disorders, cementing the handbook's position as the best study of the subject available. In a wide-ranging survey, language development is traced from prelinguistic infancy to adolescence in typical and atypical contexts; the material is intuitively grouped into six thematic sections, enabling readers to easily find specific in-depth information. With topics as varied as statistical learning, bilingualism, and the neurobiology of reading disorders, this multidisciplinary Handbook is an essential reference for students and researchers in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, speech pathology, education and anthropology.