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The Cambridge Dictionary of Statistics

4th Edition

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  • Date Published: August 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521766999

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  • If you work with data and need easy access to clear, reliable definitions and explanations of modern statistical and statistics-related concepts, then look no further than this dictionary. Nearly 4000 terms are defined, covering medical, survey, theoretical, and applied statistics, including computational and graphical aspects. Entries are provided for standard and specialized statistical software. In addition, short biographies of over 100 important statisticians are given. Definitions provide enough mathematical detail to clarify concepts and give standard formulae when these are helpful. The majority of definitions then give a reference to a book or article where the user can seek further or more specialized information, and many are accompanied by graphical material to aid understanding.

    • Fourth edition includes new entries reflecting changes in the field, particularly a growing interest in Bayesian statistics and machine learning
    • Trusted author in touch with contemporary statistical practice
    • Carefully chosen pointers to the literature give users access to information beyond the basic definitions
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    Awards

    • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2011

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    • Edition: 4th Edition
    • Date Published: August 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521766999
    • length: 480 pages
    • dimensions: 249 x 168 x 25 mm
    • weight: 1.09kg
    • contains: 150 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Notes on use
    Sources
    The Dictionary.

  • Authors

    B. S. Everitt, King's College London
    B. S. Everitt is Professor Emeritus of the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. He is the author of almost 60 books on statistics and computing, including Medical Statistics from A to Z, also from Cambridge University Press.

    A. Skrondal, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
    A. Skrondal is Senior Statistician at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Oslo, and Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has published in more than 50 different peer-reviewed journals.

    Awards

    • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2011

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