The Statistical Consultant in Action

The Statistical Consultant in Action

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This book presents the human side of statistical consulting and illustrates the problems and opportunities that can arise for the modern consultant. Statistical problems occur in almost all areas of science, in medicine, in industry, in marketing, and in finance, and a wide range of interests is catered for by the twelve contributions to this unique volume. These contributions demonstrate that statistical consultancy provides a broad spectrum of intellectually stimulating problems, as well as being a vital tool in many aspects of modern life. The book will be valuable to university and college students of statistics and to all those who use statistical techniques in a consultancy environment of any kind.show more

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Preface; List of contributors; 1. Statistical consultancy D. J. Hand and B. S. Everitt; 2. Consultants' cameos: a chapter of encounters Tony Greenfield; 3. Straight consulting V. Barnett; 4. A two-period crossover trial D. Clayton and M. Hills; 5. Consultancy in a medical school, illustrated by a clinical trial for treatment of primary biliary cirrhosis D. G. Cook and S. J. Pocock; 6. The analysis of response latencies G. Dunn; 7. Acid rain and tree roots: an analysis of an experiment J. N. R. Jeffers; 8. On identifying yeasts and related problems J. C. Gower and R. W. Payne; 9. Uneven sex ratios in the light-brown apple moth: a problem in outlier allocation Toby Lewis; 10. Collaboration between university and industry B. J. T. Morgan, P. M. North and S. E. Pack; 11. Inspection for faulty components before or after assembly of manufactured items P. M. E. Altham; 12. Statistical modelling of the EEC Labour Force Survey: a project history M. Aitkin and R. Healey; Bibliography on statistical consulting D. J. Hand; Name index; Subject index.show more

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