Statistics in the 21st Century

Statistics in the 21st Century

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Exactly what is the state of the art in statistics as we move forward into the 21st century? What promises, what trends does its future hold? Through the reflections of 70 of the world's leading statistical methodologists, researchers, theorists, and practitioners, Statistics in the 21st Century answers those questions.Originally published in the Journal of the American Statistical Association, this collection of vignettes examines our statistical past, comments on our present, and speculates on our future. Although the coverage is broad and the topics diverse, it reveals the essential intellectual unity of the field as we see the same themes recurring in different contexts. We see how the development of statistics has been driven by the unprecedented and still growing range of applications, by the explosion in computer technology, and by the new types of data that continue to emerge and advance the discipline.Organized around major areas of application and leading up to vignettes on theory and methods, Statistics in the 21st Century forms a landmark record of the progress and perceived future of the discipline. No student, researcher, or practitioner of statistics should miss this extraordinary opportunity to view the past, present, and future world of statistics through the eyes of its foremost more

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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 152 x 224 x 32mm | 780.19g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • CRC Press Inc
  • Bosa Roca, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 3 Tables, black and white; 100 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1584882727
  • 9781584882725

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"This impressive volume is highly recommended for all statisticians as well as anybody who is interested in applying statistics in any science." - Perceptual and Motor Skills, December 2001 "Even though statistics is used in different disciplines in different contexts, this volume reveals an underlying cohesiveness of the field. With the growth of computer power and storage, researchers are analyzing large and complex data sets, leading to the need for new methods of model selection. Material is presented clearly and informatively. Extensive author and subject indexes. A valuable addition to academic libraries." --CHOICE Magazine, May 2002show more

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION, Adrian E. Raftery, Martin A. Tanner, and Martin T. WellsSTATISTICS IN THE LIFE AND MEDICAL SCIENCES, Guest Editor Norman E. Breslow, University of Washington, USASurvival Analysis, David OakesCausal Analysis in the Health Sciences, Sander GreenlandEnvironmental Statistics, Peter GuttorpCapture-Recapture Models, Kenneth H. PollockStatistics in Animal Breeding, Daniel GianolaSome Issues in Assessing Human Fertility, Clarice R. Weinberg and David B. DunsonStatistical Issues in Toxicology, Louise M. RyanReceiver Operating Characteristic Methodology, Margaret Sullivan PepeThe Randomized Clinical Trial, David P. HarringtonSome Contributions of Statistics to Environmental Epidemiology, Duncan C. ThomasChallenges Facing Statistical Genetics, B. S. WeirComputational Molecular Biology, Wing Hung WongSTATISTICS IN BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE, Guest Editor Mark P. Becker, University of Michigan, USAFinance: A Selective Survey, Andrew W. LoStatistics and Marketing, Peter E. Rossi and Greg M. AllenbyTime Series and Forecasting: Brief History and Future Research, Ruey S. TsayContingency Tables and Log-Linear Models: Basic Results and New Developments, Stephen E. FienbergCausal Inference in the Social Sciences, Michael E. SobelPolitical Methodology: A Welcoming Discipline, Nathaniel L. BeckStatistics in Sociology, 1950-2000, Adrian E. RafteryPsychometrics, Michael W. BrowneEmpirical Methods and the Law, Theodore EisenbergDemography: Past, Present, and Future, Yu XieSTATISTICS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING, Guest Editor Diane Lambert, Statistics Research Department, Bell Labs, USAChallenges in Understanding the Atmosphere, Doug NychkaSeismology: A Statistical Vignette, David Vere-JonesInternet Traffic Data, William S. Cleveland and Don X. SunCoding and Compression: A Happy Union of Theory and Practice, Jorma Rissanen and Bin YuStatistics in Reliability, Jerry LawlessThe State of Statistical Process Control as We Proceed into the 21st Century, Zachary G. Stoumbos, Marion R. Reynolds, Jr., Thomas P. Ryan, and William H. WoodallStatistics in Preclinical Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Bert Gunter and Dan HolderStatistics in Advanced Manufacturing, Vijay Nair, Mark Hansen, and Jan ShiTHEORY AND METHODS, Guest Editor George Casella, University of Florida, USABayesian Analysis: A Look at Today and Thoughts of Tomorrow, James O. BergerAn Essay on Statistical Decision Theory, Lawrence D. BrownMarkov Chain Monte Carlo: 10 Years and Still Running, Olivier Cappe and Christian P. RobertEmpirical Bayes: Past, Present and Future, Bradley P. Carlin and Thomas A. LouisLinear and Log-Linear Models, Ronald ChristensenThe Bootstrap and Modern Statistics, Bradley EfronProspects of Nonparametric Modeling, Jianquing FanGibbs Sampling, Alan E. GelfandThe Variable Selection Problem, Edward I. GeorgeRobust Nonparametric Methods, Thomas P. Hettmansperger, Joseph W. McKean, and Simon J. SheatherHierarchical Models: A Current Computational Perspective, James P. HobertHypothesis Testing: From p Values to Bayes Factors, John I. MardenGeneralized Linear Models, Charles E. McCullochMissing Data: Dial M for ???, Xiao-Li MengA Robust Journey in the New Millennium, Stephen Portnoy and Xuming HeLikelihood,Nancy ReidConditioning, Likelihood, and Coherence: A Review of Some Foundational Concepts, James Robins and Larry WassermanThe End of Time Series, V. SoloPrincipal Information Theoretic Approaches, Ehsan S. SoofiMeasurement Error Models, L. A. StefanskiHigher Order Asymptotic Approximation: Laplace, Saddlepoint, and Related Methods, Robert L. StrawdermanMinimaxity, William E. StrawdermanAfterword, George CasellaAUTHOR INDEXSUBJECT INDEXshow more

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