Theory of Sample Surveys

Author: M. Thompson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780412317804

Category: Mathematics

Page: 312

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Following the chronological development of sample surveys, this book provides an analysis of the mathematical and statistical theory of the subject. The text begins with the mathematics of randomized sampling designs as well as a general treatment of estimation of population totals through the Horvits-Thompson estimator and its variants. The book then examines approximations and limit theorems for the distribution of the estimators and design-based estimation of other population quantities. It concludes with chapters concerning inference from surveys. Theory of Sample Surveys will assist in a range of applications, including: auditing quality monitoring market research wildlife surveys mining exploration agriculture and business surveys population health studies This book acts as an exceptional resource for survey methodologists in government organizations as well as lecturers and graduate students in statistics and biostatistics.

Biased Sampling, Over-identified Parameter Problems and Beyond

Author: Jing Qin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811048568

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

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This book is devoted to biased sampling problems (also called choice-based sampling in Econometrics parlance) and over-identified parameter estimation problems. Biased sampling problems appear in many areas of research, including Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health, the Social Sciences and Economics. The book addresses a range of important topics, including case and control studies, causal inference, missing data problems, meta-analysis, renewal process and length biased sampling problems, capture and recapture problems, case cohort studies, exponential tilting genetic mixture models etc. The goal of this book is to make it easier for Ph. D students and new researchers to get started in this research area. It will be of interest to all those who work in the health, biological, social and physical sciences, as well as those who are interested in survey methodology and other areas of statistical science, among others.

The Contribution of Young Researchers to Bayesian Statistics

Proceedings of BAYSM2013

Author: Ettore Lanzarone,Francesca Ieva

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319020846

Category: Mathematics

Page: 214

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The first Bayesian Young Statisticians Meeting, BAYSM 2013, has provided a unique opportunity for young researchers, M.S. students, Ph.D. students, and post-docs dealing with Bayesian statistics to connect with the Bayesian community at large, exchange ideas, and network with scholars working in their field. The Workshop, which took place June 5th and 6th 2013 at CNR-IMATI, Milan, has promoted further research in all the fields where Bayesian statistics may be employed under the guidance of renowned plenary lecturers and senior discussants. A selection of the contributions to the meeting and the summary of one of the plenary lectures compose this volume.

Shreir's Corrosion

Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444527877

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 4000

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This four-volume reference work builds upon the success of past editions of Elsevier’s Corrosion title (by Shreir, Jarman, and Burstein), covering the range of innovations and applications that have emerged in the years since its publication. Developed in partnership with experts from the Corrosion and Protection Centre at the University of Manchester, Shreir’s Corrosion meets the research and productivity needs of engineers, consultants, and researchers alike. Incorporates coverage of all aspects of the corrosion phenomenon, from the science behind corrosion of metallic and non-metallic materials in liquids and gases to the management of corrosion in specific industries and applications Features cutting-edge topics such as medical applications, metal matrix composites, and corrosion modeling Covers the benefits and limitations of techniques from scanning probes to electrochemical noise and impedance spectroscopy

Handbook of Health Survey Methods

Author: Timothy P. Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118594746

Category: Medical

Page: 840

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A comprehensive guidebook to the current methodologiesand practices used in health surveys A unique and self-contained resource, Handbook of HealthSurvey Methods presents techniques necessary for confrontingchallenges that are specific to health survey research. Thehandbook guides readers through the development of sample designs,data collection procedures, and analytic methods for studies aimedat gathering health information on general and targetedpopulations. The book is organized into five well-defined sections: Design andSampling Issues, Measurement Issues, Field Issues, Health Surveysof Special Populations, and Data Management and Analysis.Maintaining an easy-to-follow format, each chapter begins with anintroduction, followed by an overview of the main concepts,theories, and applications associated with each topic. Finally,each chapter provides connections to relevant online resources foradditional study and reference. The Handbook of Health SurveyMethods features: 29 methodological chapters written by highly qualified expertsin academia, research, and industry A treatment of the best statistical practices and specificmethodologies for collecting data from special populations such assexual minorities, persons with disabilities, patients, andpractitioners Discussions on issues specific to health research includingdeveloping physical health and mental health measures, collectinginformation on sensitive topics, sampling for clinical trials,collecting biospecimens, working with proxy respondents, andlinking health data to administrative and other external datasources Numerous real-world examples from the latest research in thefields of public health, biomedicine, and health psychology Handbook of Health Survey Methods is an ideal reference foracademics, researchers, and practitioners who apply survey methodsand analyze data in the fields of biomedicine, public health,epidemiology, and biostatistics. The handbook is also a usefulsupplement for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses onsurvey methodology.

Connections

The Quarterly Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Peace

Page: N.A

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From the PFP website: The Consortium is providing a family of publications, covering the full range of security studies, to an international standard of excellence, serving the military, civilian and academic needs of the Consortium membership. Currently, this family includes: Quarterly journal, Athena papers, Bulletins, Information papers.

Survey Sampling

Theory and Methods, Second Edition

Author: Arijit Chaudhuri,Horst Stenger

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420028638

Category: Mathematics

Page: 416

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Since publication of the first edition in 1992, the field of survey sampling has grown considerably. This new edition of Survey Sampling: Theory and Methods has been updated to include the latest research and the newest methods. The authors have undertaken the daunting task of surveying the sampling literature of the past decade to provide an outstanding research reference. Starting with the unified theory, the authors explain in the clearest of terms the subsequent developments. In fact, even the most modern innovations of survey sampling, both methodological and theoretical, have found a place in this concise volume. See what's new in the Second Edition: Descriptions of new developments A wider range of approaches to common problems Increased coverage of methods that combine design and model-based approaches, adjusting for sample errors Covering the current state of development of essential aspects of theory and methods of survey sampling, the authors have taken great care to avoid being dogmatic and eschew taking sides in their presentation. They have created tool for graduate and advanced level students and a reference for researchers and practitioners that goes beyond the coverage found in most textbooks.

Survey Sampling Theory and Applications

Author: Raghunath Arnab

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128118970

Category: Mathematics

Page: 930

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Survey Sampling Theory and Applications offers a comprehensive overview of survey sampling, including the basics of sampling theory and practice, as well as research-based topics and examples of emerging trends. The text is useful for basic and advanced survey sampling courses. Many other books available for graduate students do not contain material on recent developments in the area of survey sampling. The book covers a wide spectrum of topics on the subject, including repetitive sampling over two occasions with varying probabilities, ranked set sampling, Fays method for balanced repeated replications, mirror-match bootstrap, and controlled sampling procedures. Many topics discussed here are not available in other text books. In each section, theories are illustrated with numerical examples. At the end of each chapter theoretical as well as numerical exercises are given which can help graduate students. Covers a wide spectrum of topics on survey sampling and statistics Serves as an ideal text for graduate students and researchers in survey sampling theory and applications Contains material on recent developments in survey sampling not covered in other books Illustrates theories using numerical examples and exercises

Density Estimation for Statistics and Data Analysis

Author: Bernard. W. Silverman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780412246203

Category: Mathematics

Page: 176

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Although there has been a surge of interest in density estimation in recent years, much of the published research has been concerned with purely technical matters with insufficient emphasis given to the technique's practical value. Furthermore, the subject has been rather inaccessible to the general statistician. The account presented in this book places emphasis on topics of methodological importance, in the hope that this will facilitate broader practical application of density estimation and also encourage research into relevant theoretical work. The book also provides an introduction to the subject for those with general interests in statistics. The important role of density estimation as a graphical technique is reflected by the inclusion of more than 50 graphs and figures throughout the text. Several contexts in which density estimation can be used are discussed, including the exploration and presentation of data, nonparametric discriminant analysis, cluster analysis, simulation and the bootstrap, bump hunting, projection pursuit, and the estimation of hazard rates and other quantities that depend on the density. This book includes general survey of methods available for density estimation. The Kernel method, both for univariate and multivariate data, is discussed in detail, with particular emphasis on ways of deciding how much to smooth and on computation aspects. Attention is also given to adaptive methods, which smooth to a greater degree in the tails of the distribution, and to methods based on the idea of penalized likelihood.

Maximum Likelihood Estimation for Sample Surveys

Author: Raymond L. Chambers,David G. Steel,Suojin Wang,Alan Welsh

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1584886323

Category: Mathematics

Page: 391

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Sample surveys provide data used by researchers in a large range of disciplines to analyze important relationships using well-established and widely used likelihood methods. The methods used to select samples often result in the sample differing in important ways from the target population and standard application of likelihood methods can lead to biased and inefficient estimates. Maximum Likelihood Estimation for Sample Surveys presents an overview of likelihood methods for the analysis of sample survey data that account for the selection methods used, and includes all necessary background material on likelihood inference. It covers a range of data types, including multilevel data, and is illustrated by many worked examples using tractable and widely used models. It also discusses more advanced topics, such as combining data, non-response, and informative sampling. The book presents and develops a likelihood approach for fitting models to sample survey data. It explores and explains how the approach works in tractable though widely used models for which we can make considerable analytic progress. For less tractable models numerical methods are ultimately needed to compute the score and information functions and to compute the maximum likelihood estimates of the model parameters. For these models, the book shows what has to be done conceptually to develop analyses to the point that numerical methods can be applied. Designed for statisticians who are interested in the general theory of statistics, Maximum Likelihood Estimation for Sample Surveys is also aimed at statisticians focused on fitting models to sample survey data, as well as researchers who study relationships among variables and whose sources of data include surveys.

Probability for Statistics and Machine Learning

Fundamentals and Advanced Topics

Author: Anirban DasGupta

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441996343

Category: Mathematics

Page: 784

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This book provides a versatile and lucid treatment of classic as well as modern probability theory, while integrating them with core topics in statistical theory and also some key tools in machine learning. It is written in an extremely accessible style, with elaborate motivating discussions and numerous worked out examples and exercises. The book has 20 chapters on a wide range of topics, 423 worked out examples, and 808 exercises. It is unique in its unification of probability and statistics, its coverage and its superb exercise sets, detailed bibliography, and in its substantive treatment of many topics of current importance. This book can be used as a text for a year long graduate course in statistics, computer science, or mathematics, for self-study, and as an invaluable research reference on probabiliity and its applications. Particularly worth mentioning are the treatments of distribution theory, asymptotics, simulation and Markov Chain Monte Carlo, Markov chains and martingales, Gaussian processes, VC theory, probability metrics, large deviations, bootstrap, the EM algorithm, confidence intervals, maximum likelihood and Bayes estimates, exponential families, kernels, and Hilbert spaces, and a self contained complete review of univariate probability.

Practical Sampling Techniques, Second Edition

Author: Ranjan K. Som

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824796761

Category: Mathematics

Page: 672

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Second Edition offers a comprehensive presentation of scientific sampling principles and shows how to design a sample survey and analyze the resulting data. Demonstrates the validity of theorems and statements without resorting to detailed proofs.

Handbook of Probability

Theory and Applications

Author: Tamás Rudas

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483303659

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

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"This is a valuable reference guide for readers interested in gaining a basic understanding of probability theory or its applications in problem solving in the other disciplines." —CHOICE Providing cutting-edge perspectives and real-world insights into the greater utility of probability and its applications, the Handbook of Probability offers an equal balance of theory and direct applications in a non-technical, yet comprehensive, format. Editor Tamás Rudas and the internationally-known contributors present the material in a manner so that researchers of various backgrounds can use the reference either as a primer for understanding basic probability theory or as a more advanced research tool for specific projects requiring a deeper understanding. The wide-ranging applications of probability presented make it useful for scholars who need to make interdisciplinary connections in their work. Key Features Contains contributions from the international who's-who of probability across several disciplines Offers an equal balance of theory and applications Explains the most important concepts of probability theory in a non-technical yet comprehensive way Provides in-depth examples of recent applications in the social and behavioral sciences as well as education, business, and law Intended Audience This Handbook makes an ideal library purchase. In addition, this volume should also be of interest to individual scholars in the social and behavioral sciences.

Randomized Response and Indirect Questioning Techniques in Surveys

Author: Arijit Chaudhuri

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439836582

Category: Mathematics

Page: 228

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For surveys involving sensitive questions, randomized response techniques (RRTs) and other indirect questions are helpful in obtaining survey responses while maintaining the privacy of the respondents. Written by one of the leading experts in the world on RR, Randomized Response and Indirect Questioning Techniques in Surveys describes the current state of RR as well as emerging developments in the field. The author also explains how to extend RR to situations employing unequal probability sampling. While the theory of RR has grown phenomenally, the area has not kept pace in practice. Covering both theory and practice, the book first discusses replacing a direct response (DR) with an RR in a simple random sample with replacement (SRSWR). It then emphasizes how the application of RRTs in the estimation of attribute or quantitative features is valid for selecting respondents in a general manner. The author examines different ways to treat maximum likelihood estimation; covers optional RR devices, which provide alternatives to compulsory randomized response theory; and presents RR techniques that encompass quantitative variables, including those related to stigmatizing characteristics. He also gives his viewpoint on alternative RR techniques, including the item count technique, nominative technique, and three-card method.

Handbook Of Applied Econometrics And Statistical Inference

Author: Aman Ullah

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203911075

Category: Mathematics

Page: 744

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Summarizing developments and techniques in the field, this reference covers sample surveys, nonparametric analysis, hypothesis testing, time series analysis, Bayesian inference, and distribution theory for applications in statistics, economics, medicine, biology, engineering, sociology, psychology, and information technology. It supplies a geometric proof of an extended Gauss-Markov theorem, approaches for the design and implementation of sample surveys, advances in the theory of Neyman's smooth test, and methods for pre-test and biased estimation. It includes discussions ofsample size requirements for estimation in SUR models, innovative developments in nonparametric models, and more.

General Theory of Statistics

Author: Victor Aladjev,Valery Haritonov

Publisher: Fultus Corporation

ISBN: 9781596820128

Category: Mathematics

Page: 251

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Book Description fields of social and economic sciences. The book presents a manual on the course General Theory of Statistics, including a series of not quite traditional topics. First of all, it concerns the mathematical bases of statistics and use of computer technologies in statistical probing. Thematic choice of the chapters and sections of the book is caused not only by interests and tastes of the authors, but also by modern tendencies in applied statistics and orientation of the given work. The book is based on a course of lectures given by the first author for undergraduates in social and economic sciences along with three books published in Russian and English in Estonia, Lithuania and Byelorussia. This book has been written for a large enough audience of teachers, researchers, statisticians, students, collegians and users of statistics in behavioral and social sciences. Above all, the book is directed to a wide circle of the readers studying statistical disciplines in high schools and colleges; however, it can be useful also to persons independently studying statistics.

Handbook of Applied Economic Statistics

Author: Aman Ullah

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824701291

Category: Mathematics

Page: 640

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This work examines theoretical issues, as well as practical developments in statistical inference related to econometric models and analysis. This work offers discussions on such areas as the function of statistics in aggregation, income inequality, poverty, health, spatial econometrics, panel and survey data, bootstrapping and time series.

Asymptotic Methods in Probability and Statistics with Applications

Author: N. Balakrishnan,I.A.V.B. Ibragimov,Valery B. Nevzorov

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780817642143

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 549

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This book represents thirty-eight extensive and carefully edited chapters written by prominent researchers, providing an up-to-date survey of new asymptotic methods in science and technology. The chapters contain broad coverage of the latest developments and innovative techniques in a wide range of theoretical and numerical issues in the field of asymptotic methods in probability and mathematical statistics. The book is organized into ten thematic parts: probability distributions; characterizations of distributions; probabilities and measures in high dimensional structures; weak and stron limit theorems; large deviation probabilities; empirical processes; order statistics and records; estimation of parameters and hypotheses testing; random walks, and applications to finance. Written in an accessible style, this book conveys a clear and practical perspective of asymptotic methods. Topics and features:Recent developments in asymptotic methods; Parametric and Nonparametric Inference; Distribution Theory; Stochastic Processes; Order Statistics; Record values and Characterizations. Asymptotic methods in Probability and Mathematical Statistics is an essential resource for reseachers, practitioners, and professionals involved in Theoretical and Applied Probability and/or in Theoretical and Applied Statistics. Various chapters of the volume will also appeal to industrial statisticians and financial economists.