Thomas Leonard's A Course in Categorical Data Analysis (Chapman & Hall Texts PDF

By Thomas Leonard

Specific data-comprising counts of people, items, or entities in several categories-emerge often from many parts of research, together with drugs, sociology, geology, and schooling. they supply very important statistical info which may result in real-life conclusions and the invention of unpolluted wisdom. as a result, the facility to control, comprehend, and interpret express facts turns into of interest-if no longer essential-to execs and scholars in a large diversity of disciplines.

Although t-tests, linear regression, and research of variance are precious, legitimate tools for research of size info, express info calls for a distinct technique and methods often now not encountered in introductory records classes. constructed from lengthy adventure in educating express research to a multidisciplinary mixture of undergraduate and graduate scholars, A path in specific facts research provides the simplest, most simple methods of extracting real-life conclusions from contingency tables. the writer makes use of a Fisherian method of specific info research and comprises various examples and genuine info units. even supposing he bargains S-PLUS exercises in the course of the web, readers should not have complete wisdom of a statistical software program package.

In this distinctive textual content, the writer chooses equipment and an technique that nurtures intuitive considering. He trains his readers to concentration no longer on discovering a version that matches the information, yet on utilizing various types that can result in significant conclusions. The ebook bargains a few easy, leading edge recommendations now not highighted in different texts that assist in making the e-book obtainable to a wide, interdisciplinary viewers. A direction in specific facts research permits readers to speedy use its supplying of instruments for drawing medical, clinical, or real-life conclusions from specific info units.

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