Applied Bayesian Modeling and Causal Inference from Incomplete-Data Perspectives

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Andrew Gelman, Xiao-Li Meng
John Wiley & Sons, Oct 22, 2004 - Mathematics - 436 pages
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This book brings together a collection of articles on statistical methods relating to missing data analysis, including multiple imputation, propensity scores, instrumental variables, and Bayesian inference. Covering new research topics and real-world examples which do not feature in many standard texts. The book is dedicated to Professor Don Rubin (Harvard). Don Rubin has made fundamental contributions to the study of missing data.

Key features of the book include:

  • Comprehensive coverage of an imporant area for both research and applications.
  • Adopts a pragmatic approach to describing a wide range of intermediate and advanced statistical techniques.
  • Covers key topics such as multiple imputation, propensity scores, instrumental variables and Bayesian inference.
  • Includes a number of applications from the social and health sciences.
  • Edited and authored by highly respected researchers in the area.

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II Missing data modeling
III Statistical modeling and computation
IV Applied Bayesian inference

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Andrew Gelman is Professor of Statistics and Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. He has published over 150 articles in statistical theory, methods, and computation, and in applications areas including decision analysis, survey sampling, political science, public health, and policy. His other books are Bayesian Data Analysis (1995, second edition 2003) and Teaching Statistics: A Bag of Tricks (2002).

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