MATH 6627 Practicum in Statistical Consulting/Links and References

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MATH 6627 2011-12 Practicum in Statistical Consulting

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Statistical Consulting

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:
      1. Start R
      2. Open a script window: File|New script
      3. Use a web browser to to open a data file
      4. Cut and paste the data file into the R script window and save it with a suitable name: e.g. police.dat
      5. Open a new script window for commands to read in the data file as an R 'data.frame'
        1. 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)
        2. Submit the command with Ctrl-R
  • 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

TED Talks on Statistics

Other

Links

Organizations

Consulting

Ethics in Statistics and Consulting

TED Talks on Statistics

Other

New York Times, April 8, 1984

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