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Statistical Consulting
- Javier Cabrera and Andrew McDougall (2001) Statistical Consulting, Springer-Verlag, N.Y. Steacie Reserves HA 29 C227 2002
- Janice Derr (2000) Statistical consulting: a guide to effective communication, Duxbury Steacie Reserves HA 29 D386 2000 Book and CD-ROM
- [This is an example of an annotation] The CD with this book contains interesting examples of consulting sessions exemplify what can go wrong and what can go right. I think the basic lesson is to remember to be warm and friendly and to have a look at the world through the eyes of your client. Discuss statistical issues in terms that will be meaningful to them. Be sensitive and creative.
- Presentation by Janice Derr on Consulting
- D.R. Cox on statistical consulting: http://www.ssc.ca/resources/consultants/cox_e.html
- ASA Consulting Section: http://www.amstat.org/sections/cnsl/index.html
- UBC web page for its consulting course http://www.stat.ubc.ca/Courses/Details/course.php?course=65
- Statistical Consulting at Acadia http://ace.acadiau.ca/math/m4233/m4233.htm
- A /UCLA ad for a statistical consultant lists their requirements
Multilevel Models
- Andrew Gelman and Jennifer Hill (2007) Data Analysis Using Regression and Multilevel/Hierarchical Models. Cambridge University Press,
- home page, York University Bookstore,Google books, ebook, Amazon
- Data directory: http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~gelman/arm/examples/
- Downloading data and R scripts:
- Start R
- Open a script window: File|New script
- Use a web browser to to open a data file
- Cut and paste the data file into the R script window and save it with a suitable name: e.g. police.dat
- Open a new script window for commands to read in the data file as an R 'data.frame'
- Count the number of non-data lines to skip at the top, then use the command:
- > dd <- read.table( 'police.dat', header = T, skip = 6)
- Submit the command with Ctrl-R
- Count the number of non-data lines to skip at the top, then use the command:
- Gelman and Hill is an excellent recent reference on multilevel models. It is very light on issues that are specific to longitudinal data analysis.
Organizations
- Statistical Society of Canada:
- Statistics Canada
- United Nations Statistical Commission http://unstats.un.org/unsd/default.htm
TED Talks on Statistics
- Peter Donnelly on genomes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLmzxmRcUTo&mode=related&search=
- Hans Rosling (2006) Debunking third-world myths with the best stats you've ever seen http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/92
- Hans Rosling (2007) on New insights on poverty and life around the world: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/140
Other
- Significance Magazine
- Rod Little on English style in scientific papers: http://sitemaker.umich.edu/rlittle/files/styletips.pdf
- Writing Reports: Seven Basic Principles
- Audio and slides of Workshop on Current Issues in the Analysis of Incomplete Longitudinal Data (October 13-15, 2005)at the Fields Institute: http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/audio/#CMM
- Steve's Attempt to Teach Statistics A very interesting site.
- Hugh Chipman's introduction to R http://ace.acadiau.ca/math/scc/workshops_2005/R-class.html
- Constructionism and Reductionism: Two Approaches to Problem-Solving and Their Implications for Reform of Statistics and Mathematics Curricula http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/secure/v7n2/lazaridis.cfm
- A Medical Mystery Unfolds in Minnesota, New York Times, Feb. 5, 2008.
- An article on the Grange inquiry: TORONTO INFANT DEATH STIRS CONCERN By Douglas Martin, New York Times, April 8, 1984
- Gerard E. Dallal, "The Little Handbook of Statistical Practice"
- Links to Statistics Notes in the British Medical Journal
- Andrew Gelman's demonstration of multilevel modeling in an applied setting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JYiJwDob1w
- H. Dean Johnson and Dennis A. Warner(2004 Factors Relating to the Degree to Which Statistical Consulting Clients Deem Their Consulting Experience to be a success, The American Statistician, Vol. 58, No. 4 (Nov., 2004), pp. 280-289
- Checklist for assessing statistics in grant applications
Links
Organizations
- Statistical Society of Canada:
- Statistics Canada
- United Nations Statistical Commission http://unstats.un.org/unsd/default.htm
Consulting
- D.R. Cox on statistical consulting: http://www.ssc.ca/resources/consultants/cox_e.html
- ASA Consulting Section: http://www.amstat.org/sections/cnsl/index.html
- UBC web page for its consulting course http://www.stat.ubc.ca/Courses/Details/course.php?course=65
- Statistical Consulting at Acadia http://ace.acadiau.ca/math/m4233/m4233.htm
Ethics in Statistics and Consulting
- http://www.westga.edu/~bquest/2001/consultant.htm -- Gurpreet
- Andrew Gelman on The ethics of consulting for the tobacco industry: http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~cook/movabletype/archives/2005/10/the_ethics_of_c.html -- Crystal
- How the "Urine Toxic Metals" Test Is Used to Defraud Patients:http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/Tests/urine_toxic.html-- Bin Sun
- Sonya K. Sterba (2006) "Misconduct in the Analysis and Reporting of Data: Bridging Methodological and Ethical Agendas for Change", Ethics & Behavior, Volume 16, Issue 4, 2006, Pages 305 - 318
TED Talks on Statistics
- Peter Donnelly on genomes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLmzxmRcUTo&mode=related&search=
- Hans Rosling (2006) Debunking third-world myths with the best stats you've ever seen http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/92
- Hans Rosling (2007) on New insights on poverty and life around the world: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/140
Other
- Rod Little on English style in scientific papers: http://sitemaker.umich.edu/rlittle/files/styletips.pdf
- Writing Reports: Seven Basic Principles
- Audio and slides of Workshop on Current Issues in the Analysis of Incomplete Longitudinal Data (October 13-15, 2005)at the Fields Institute: http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/audio/#CMM
- Steve's Attempt to Teach Statistics A very interesting site.
- Hugh Chipman's introduction to R http://ace.acadiau.ca/math/scc/workshops_2005/R-class.html
- Constructionism and Reductionism: Two Approaches to Problem-Solving and Their Implications for Reform of Statistics and Mathematics Curricula http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/secure/v7n2/lazaridis.cfm
- A Medical Mystery Unfolds in Minnesota, New York Times, Feb. 5, 2008.
- An article on the Grange inquiry: TORONTO INFANT DEATH STIRS CONCERN By Douglas Martin,
New York Times, April 8, 1984
- Gerard E. Dallal, "The Little Handbook of Statistical Practice"
- Links to Statistics Notes in the British Medical Journal
- Andrew Gelman's demonstration of multilevel modeling in an applied setting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JYiJwDob1w
- H. Dean Johnson and Dennis A. Warner (2004) "Factors Relating to the Degree to Which Statistical Consulting Clients Deem Their Consulting Experience to be a success", The American Statistician, Vol. 58, No. 4 (Nov., 2004), pp. 280-289 [1]