Language : English
Published : 2006-02-01
Pages : 608
Sampling: Design and Analysis
Sharon L. Lohr’s SAMPLING: DESIGN AND ANALYSIS, 2e, International Edition provides a modern introduction to the field of survey sampling intended for a wide audience of statistics students. Practical and authoritative, the book is listed as a standard reference for training on real-world survey problems by a number of prominent surveying organizations. Lohr concentrates on the statistical aspects of taking and analyzing a sample, incorporating a multitude of applications from a variety of disciplines. The text gives guidance on how to tell when a sample is valid or not, and how to design and analyze many different forms of sample surveys. Recent research on theoretical and applied aspects of sampling is included, as well as optional technology instructions for using statistical software with survey data.
About the Author
Sharon Lohr (Ph.D. in statistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is the Thompson Industries Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Statistics at Arizona State University, where she has taught since 1990. Dr. Lohr’s research focuses on survey sampling, design of experiments, and applications of statistics to social sciences and education. She has published numerous articles in journals including The Annals of Statistics, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Biometrika, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Wisconsin Law Review, and The American Statistician. She has served as chair of the Survey Research Methods Section of the American Statistical Association, president of the Arizona Chapter of the American Statistical Association, Fellow of the American Statistical Association, Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute, and member of the Census Advisory Committee of Professional Associations and the Statistics Canada Advisory Board on Statistical Methodology. In 2003 she received the inaugural Gertrude M. Cox Award from the Washington Statistical Society and in 2009 was selected to present the Morris Hansen Lecture.
Navidi/Monk, Essential Statistics was developed around three central themes – Clarity, Quality, and Accuracy. These central themes were born out of extensive market research and feedback from statistics instructors across the country. The authors paid close attention to how material is presented to students, ensuring that the content in the text is very clear, concise, and digestible. High quality exercises, examples and integration of technology are important aspects of an Introductory Statistics text. The authors have provided robust exercise sets that range in difficulty. They have also focused keen attention to ensure that examples provide clear instruction to students. Technology is integrated throughout the text, providing students examples of how to use the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculators, Microsoft Excel and Minitab. The accuracy of Elementary Statistics was a foundational principle always on the minds of the authors. While this certainly pertains to all aspects of the text, the authors also exhausted energy in ensuring the supplements have been developed to fit cohesively with the text.
This book is a new type of intermediate microeconomics textbook.Previously, the choice was between books that use calculus to present formal theory dryly and with few, if any, applications to the real world and books that include applications but present theory using algebra and graphs only. This book uses calculus, algebra, and theory to analyze real-world problems. My purpose is to show that economic theory has practical, problem-solving uses and is not an empty academic exercise.
This book shows how individuals, policymakers, and firms use microeconomic tools to analyze and resolve problems. For examples, students learn that:
- individuals can draw on microeconomic theories when deciding whether to invest and whether to sign a contract that pegs prices to the government’s measure of inflation;
- policymakers (and voters) can employ microeconomics to predict the impact of taxes, regulations, and other measures before they are enacted;
- lawyers and judges use microeconomics in antitrust, discrimination, and contract cases; and
- firms apply microeconomic principles to produce at least cost and maximize profit, select strategies, decide whether to buy from a market or to produce internally, and write contracts to provide optimal incentives for employees.
My experience in teaching microeconomics for the departments of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the University of Pennsylvania; the University of California, Berkeley; and the Wharton Business School has convinced me that students prefer the emphasis on real-world issues.
Using Multivariate Statistics, 6th edition provides advanced undergraduate as well as graduate students with a timely and comprehensive introduction to today’s most commonly encountered statistical and multivariate techniques, while assuming only a limited knowledge of higher-level mathematics. This text’s practical approach focuses on the benefits and limitations of applications of a technique to a data set — when, why, and how to do it.
Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:
- Learn to conduct numerous types of multivariate statistical analyses
- Find the best technique to use
- Understand Limitations to applications
- Learn how to use SPSS and SAS syntax and output
About the Author
Barbara Tabachnick is Professor Emerita of Psychology at California State University, Northridge, and co-author with Linda Fidell of Using Multivariate Statistics and Experimental Designs Using ANOVA. She has published over 70 articles and technical reports and participated in over 50 professional presentations, many invited. She currently presents workshops in computer applications in univariate and multivariate data analysis and consults in a variety of research areas, including professional ethics in and beyond academia, effects of such factors as age and substances on driving and performance, educational computer games, effects of noise on annoyance and sleep, and fetal alcohol syndrome. She is the recipient of the 2012 Western Psychological Association Lifetime Achievement Award.
Praise for the First Edition
“. . . a readable, comprehensive volume that . . . belongs on the desk, close at hand, of any serious researcher or practitioner.” —Mathematical Geosciences
The state of the art in geostatistics
Geostatistical models and techniques such as kriging and stochastic multi-realizations exploit spatial correlations to evaluate natural resources, help optimize their development, and address environmental issues related to air and water quality, soil pollution, and forestry. Geostatistics: Modeling Spatial Uncertainty, Second Edition presents a comprehensive, up-to-date reference on the topic, now featuring the latest developments in the field.
The authors explain both the theory and applications of geostatistics through a unified treatment that emphasizes methodology. Key topics that are the foundation of geostatistics are explored in-depth, including stationary and nonstationary models; linear and nonlinear methods; change of support; multivariate approaches; and conditional simulations. The Second Edition highlights the growing number of applications of geostatistical methods and discusses three key areas of growth in the field:
- New results and methods, including kriging very large datasets; kriging with outliers; nonse??parable space-time covariances; multipoint simulations; pluri-gaussian simulations; gradual deformation; and extreme value geostatistics
- Newly formed connections between geostatistics and other approaches such as radial basis functions, Gaussian Markov random fields, and data assimilation
- New perspectives on topics such as collocated cokriging, kriging with an external drift, discrete Gaussian change-of-support models, and simulation algorithms
Geostatistics, Second Edition is an excellent book for courses on the topic at the graduate level. It also serves as an invaluable reference for earth scientists, mining and petroleum engineers, geophysicists, and environmental statisticians who collect and analyze data in their everyday work.
From the Back Cover
A novel, practical approach to modeling spatial uncertainty.
This book deals with statistical models used to describe natural variables distributed in space or in time and space. It takes a practical, unified approach to geostatistics-integrating statistical data with physical equations and geological concepts while stressing the importance of an objective description based on empirical evidence. This unique approach facilitates realistic modeling that accounts for the complexity of natural phenomena and helps solve economic and development problems-in mining, oil exploration, environmental engineering, and other real-world situations involving spatial uncertainty.
Up-to-date, comprehensive, and well-written, Geostatistics: Modeling Spatial Uncertainty explains both theory and applications, covers many useful topics, and offers a wealth of new insights for nonstatisticians and seasoned professionals alike. This volume:
* Reviews the most up-to-date geostatistical methods and the types of problems they address.
* Emphasizes the statistical methodologies employed in spatial estimation.
* Presents simulation techniques and digital models of uncertainty.
* Features more than 150 figures and many concrete examples throughout the text.
* Includes extensive footnoting as well as a thorough bibliography.
Geostatistics: Modeling Spatial Uncertainty is the only geostatistical book to address a broad audience in both industry and academia. An invaluable resource for geostatisticians, physicists, mining engineers, and earth science professionals such as petroleum geologists, geophysicists, and hydrogeologists, it is also an excellent supplementary text for graduate-level courses in related subjects. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.