Categorical Data Analysis

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 31, 2003 - Mathematics - 734 pages
Amstat News asked three review editors to rate their top five favorite books in the September 2003 issue. Categorical Data Analysis was among those chosen.

A valuable new edition of a standard reference

"A 'must-have' book for anyone expecting to do research and/or applications in categorical data analysis."
Statistics in Medicine on Categorical Data Analysis, First Edition

The use of statistical methods for categorical data has increased dramatically, particularly for applications in the biomedical and social sciences. Responding to new developments in the field as well as to the needs of a new generation of professionals and students, this new edition of the classic Categorical Data Analysis offers a comprehensive introduction to the most important methods for categorical data analysis.

Designed for statisticians and biostatisticians as well as scientists and graduate students practicing statistics, Categorical Data Analysis, Second Edition summarizes the latest methods for univariate and correlated multivariate categorical responses. Readers will find a unified generalized linear models approach that connects logistic regression and Poisson and negative binomial regression for discrete data with normal regression for continuous data. Adding to the value in the new edition is coverage of:

  • Three new chapters on methods for repeated measurement and other forms of clustered categorical data, including marginal models and associated generalized estimating equations (GEE) methods, and mixed models with random effects
  • Stronger emphasis on logistic regression modeling of binary and multicategory data
  • An appendix showing the use of SAS for conducting nearly all analyses in the book
  • Prescriptions for how ordinal variables should be treated differently than nominal variables
  • Discussion of exact small-sample procedures
  • More than 100 analyses of real data sets to illustrate application of the methods, and more than 600 exercises
  • An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available from the Wiley editorial department.

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This book is absoultely brillant. It's a very well organized text, and concepts are presented about as clearly as I've ever seen a textbook present them. I would go as far as to call this book the bible of categorical data.
I'm working as a professional statistician for about a year, but I seem to refer back to this book for some use on at least a monthly basis.


1 Introduction Distributions and Inference for Categorical Data
2 Describing Contingency Tables
3 Inference for Contingency Tables
4 Introduction to Generalized Linear Models
5 Logistic Regression
6 Building and Applying Logistic Regression Models
7 Logit Models for Multinomial Responses
8 Loglinear Models for Contingency Tables
13 Other Mixture Models for Categorical Data
14 Asymptotic Theory for Parametric Models
15 Alternative Estimation Theory for Parametric Models
16 Historical Tour of Categorical Data Analysis
Appendix A Using Computer Software to Analyze Categorical Data
Appendix B ChiSquared Distribution Values
Examples Index

9 Building and Extending LoglinearLogit Models
10 Models for Matched Pairs
11 Analyzing Repeated Categorical Response Data
12 Random Effects Generalized Linear Mixed Models for Categorical Responses
Author Index
Subject Index

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About the author (2003)

ALAN AGRESTI, PhD, is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Florida. He has published extensively on categorical data methods and has presented courses on the topic for universities, companies, and professional organizations worldwide. A Fellow of the American Statistical Association, he is also the author of two other Wiley texts on categorical data analysis and coauthor of Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences.

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