## ROC Curves for Continuous DataSince ROC curves have become ubiquitous in many application areas, the various advances have been scattered across disparate articles and texts. ROC Curves for Continuous Data is the first book solely devoted to the subject, bringing together all the relevant material to provide a clear understanding of how to analyze ROC curves.The fundamenta |

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### Contents

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Population ROC curves | 17 |

Estimation | 37 |

Further inference on single curves | 75 |

ROC curves and covariates | 87 |

Comparing ROC curves | 107 |

Bayesian methods | 123 |

Beyond the basics | 141 |

Design and interpretation issues | 157 |

Substantive applications | 181 |

ROC Software | 201 |

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