Introduction to Robust Estimation and Hypothesis Testing

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Academic Press, 2005 - Mathematics - 588 pages
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This revised book provides a thorough explanation of the foundation of robust methods, incorporating the latest updates on R and S-Plus, robust ANOVA (Analysis of Variance) and regression. It guides advanced students and other professionals through the basic strategies used for developing practical solutions to problems, and provides a brief background on the foundations of modern methods, placing the new methods in historical context. Author Rand Wilcox includes chapter exercises and many real-world examples that illustrate how various methods perform in different situations.

Introduction to Robust Estimation and Hypothesis Testing, Second Edition, focuses on the practical applications of modern, robust methods which can greatly enhance our chances of detecting true differences among groups and true associations among variables.

* Covers latest developments in robust regression
* Covers latest improvements in ANOVA
* Includes newest rank-based methods
* Describes and illustrated easy to use software
  

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If your background in mathematics isn't strong, this book may seem daunting. Stick with it. (Perhaps read Wilxocx's FUNDAMENTALS OF MODERN STATISTICAL METHODS first.) The important thing is that the book being reviewed here is one of the greatest bargains a quantitative researcher could possibly get hold of. What you get -- provided that you download the statistical freeware R and read a couple of tutorials about it -- is an astounding treasure trove of keys to modern statistical procedures. 

Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 A Foundation for Robust Methods
19
Chapter 3 Estimating Measures of Location and Scale
43
Chapter 4 Confidence Intervals in the OneSample Case
105
Chapter 5 Comparing Two Groups
137
Chapter 6 Some Multivariate Methods
203
Chapter 7 OneWay and Higher Designs for Independent Groups
265
Chapter 8 Comparing Multiple Dependent Groups
333
Chapter 9 Correlation and Tests of Independence
383
Chapter 10 Robust Regression
413
Chapter 11 More Regression Methods
467
References
537
Index
575
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Rand R. Wilcox has a Ph.D. in psychometrics, is a professor of psychology at the University of Southern California, and a Fellow of the Royal Statistics Society and American Psychological Society. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of Applied Statistics and has concentrated much of his research in the area of ANOVA and Regression. He has authored twobooks and more than 130 journal articles.

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