Numerical Issues in Statistical Computing for the Social Scientist (Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics)

Numerical Issues in Statistical Computing for the Social Scientist (Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics)

Micah Altman


At last—a social scientist's advisor throughout the pitfalls of recent statistical computing

Addressing the present deficiency within the literature on statistical equipment as they practice to the social and behavioral sciences, Numerical matters in Statistical Computing for the Social Scientist seeks to supply readers with a distinct sensible guidebook to the numerical tools underlying automatic statistical calculations particular to those fields. The authors display that wisdom of those numerical equipment and the way they're utilized in statistical programs is vital for making actual inferences. by way of key individuals from either the social and behavioral sciences, the authors have assembled a wealthy set of interrelated chapters designed to lead empirical social scientists throughout the power minefield of recent statistical computing.

Uniquely available and abounding in modern day instruments, methods, and recommendation, the textual content effectively bridges the distance among the present point of social technology technique and the extra subtle technical assurance often linked to the statistical field.

Highlights include:

  • A specialise in difficulties happening in greatest probability estimation
  • Integrated examples of statistical computing (using software program programs akin to the SAS, Gauss, Splus, R, Stata, LIMDEP, SPSS, WinBUGS, and MATLAB®)
  • A advisor to picking actual statistical packages
  • Discussions of a mess of computationally in depth statistical methods resembling ecological inference, Markov chain Monte Carlo, and spatial regression analysis
  • Emphasis on particular numerical difficulties, statistical systems, and their functions within the field
  • Replications and re-analysis of released social technological know-how examine, utilizing cutting edge numerical methods
  • Key numerical estimation matters in addition to the technique of heading off universal pitfalls
  • A similar website contains try out info to be used in demonstrating numerical difficulties, code for using the unique equipment defined within the ebook, and an internet bibliography of net assets for the statistical computation

Designed as an self reliant examine device, a certified reference, or a school room complement, the booklet provides a well-thought-out remedy of a fancy and multifaceted field.

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