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The Resource Statistical rules of thumb, Gerald van Belle

Statistical rules of thumb, Gerald van Belle

Label
Statistical rules of thumb
Title
Statistical rules of thumb
Statement of responsibility
Gerald van Belle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Assuming a background course in statistics, this quick-access guide is intended for the wide audience of students and researchers who deal with statistics in their own or in others' work. The author has organized the material in sections on the basics; sample size; covariation; epidemiology; environmental studies; design, conduct, and analysis; words, tables, and graphs; and consulting. Within each section, rules are stated as truths or imperatives (e.g. "exposure assessment is the weak link in assessing health effects of pollutants," "think beyond simple random sampling," "distinguish between variability and uncertainty"); and each rule is analyzed and explained
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Van Belle, Gerald
Dewey number
519.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA276.12
LC item number
.V36 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Wiley series in probability and statistics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematical statistics
  • Statistics
Label
Statistical rules of thumb, Gerald van Belle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-205) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p-Values for Sample Size, Confidence Intervals for Results
  • Use at Least Twelve Observations in Constructing a Confidence Interval
  • Know the Unit of the Variable
  • Know Properties Preserved When Transforming Units
  • Be Flexible About Scale of Measurement Determining Analysis
  • Be Eclectic and Ecumenical in Inference
  • Consider Bootstrapping for Complex Relationships
  • Standard Error from Sample Range/Sample Size
  • Sample Size
  • Begin with a Basic Formula for Sample Size
  • Distinguish Randomized and Observational Studies
  • No Finite Population Correction for Survey Sample Size
  • Calculating Sample Size Using the Coefficient of Variation
  • Do Not Formulate a Study Solely in Terms of Effect Size
  • Overlapping Confidence Intervals Do Not Imply Nonsignificance
  • Sample Size Calculation for the Poisson Distribution
  • Sample Size for Poisson With Background Rate
  • Sample Size Calculation for the Binomial Distribution
  • When Unequal Sample Sizes Matter; When They Don't
  • Sample Size With Different Costs for the Two Samples
  • The Rule of Threes for 95% Upper Bounds When There Are No Events
  • Beware of Linear Models
  • Sample Size Calculations Are Determined by the Analysis
  • Covariation
  • Assessing and Describing Covariation
  • Understand Omnibus Quantities
  • Independence, Equal Variance, and Normality
  • Models As Simple As Possible, But Not More Simple
  • Do Not Multiply Probabilities More Than Necessary
  • Know the Sample Space for Statements of Risk
  • Use Two-sided p-Values
Control code
47973341
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 221 pages
Isbn
9780471402275
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001046733
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Statistical rules of thumb, Gerald van Belle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-205) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p-Values for Sample Size, Confidence Intervals for Results
  • Use at Least Twelve Observations in Constructing a Confidence Interval
  • Know the Unit of the Variable
  • Know Properties Preserved When Transforming Units
  • Be Flexible About Scale of Measurement Determining Analysis
  • Be Eclectic and Ecumenical in Inference
  • Consider Bootstrapping for Complex Relationships
  • Standard Error from Sample Range/Sample Size
  • Sample Size
  • Begin with a Basic Formula for Sample Size
  • Distinguish Randomized and Observational Studies
  • No Finite Population Correction for Survey Sample Size
  • Calculating Sample Size Using the Coefficient of Variation
  • Do Not Formulate a Study Solely in Terms of Effect Size
  • Overlapping Confidence Intervals Do Not Imply Nonsignificance
  • Sample Size Calculation for the Poisson Distribution
  • Sample Size for Poisson With Background Rate
  • Sample Size Calculation for the Binomial Distribution
  • When Unequal Sample Sizes Matter; When They Don't
  • Sample Size With Different Costs for the Two Samples
  • The Rule of Threes for 95% Upper Bounds When There Are No Events
  • Beware of Linear Models
  • Sample Size Calculations Are Determined by the Analysis
  • Covariation
  • Assessing and Describing Covariation
  • Understand Omnibus Quantities
  • Independence, Equal Variance, and Normality
  • Models As Simple As Possible, But Not More Simple
  • Do Not Multiply Probabilities More Than Necessary
  • Know the Sample Space for Statements of Risk
  • Use Two-sided p-Values
Control code
47973341
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 221 pages
Isbn
9780471402275
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001046733
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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