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Is Hurlbert 1984 the best introductory overview to pseudoreplication?

I often find myself explaining (or wanting to explain but not wanting to be boorish) the basics of random sampling and the consequences of pseudoreplication, specifically the limitations and ...
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What criteria should be used in selecting a statistics book?

In his paper "Mindless statistics", G. Gigerenzer unfavourably cites several statistics books. One of the things prof. Gigerenzer mentions is the fact that the books do not mention various approaches ...
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Bias in jury selection?

A friend is representing a client on appeal, after a criminal trial in which it appears that jury selection was racially biased. The jury pool consisted of 30 people, in 4 racial groups. The ...
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$2^3$ Factorial Design conducted in a Latin Square Design

When does the situation occur to conduct a $2^3$ Factorial Design in a Latin Square Design? What would be the procedure of analyzing data of a $2^3$ Factorial Design conducted in a Latin Square ...
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Random and Fixed effect model

Would you explain a practical situation where random effect model is more appropriate than the fixed effect model?
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Comprehensive list of activation functions in neural networks with pros/cons

Are there any reference document(s) that give a comprehensive list of activation functions in neural networks along with their pros/cons (and ideally some pointers to publications where they were ...
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Book for introductory nonparametric econometrics/statistics

My work implies a lot of econometrics, and I had a good formation about it. Nevertheless, I am regularly faced with some semi or non parametric techniques (for instance I had to use quantile ...
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Distribution of correlation coefficients for uniform random variables

Let $n>1$, let $X$ be uniformly distributed on $[-\frac12,\frac12]$, and consider the sequence $X_1,\ldots,X_{n+1}$ of independent copies of $X$. R implements ...
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Beyond the basics: intermediate medical statistics textbooks suggestions

I am a soon-to-be physician. During my studies I have taken a class in biostatistics. I own Martin Bland's "An introduction to medical statistics", which was a required textbooks at the time, and ...
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Big Data Use Cases

I am going to study about big data use cases in the real world. I want the stuff to be preferable in book format(not article or blog posts or website articles) and high level, industry based and ...
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Good papers with reproducible analysis requiring only the basics

I'm looking for papers or other examples of research where the statistical analysis done would be within the grasp of someone who has done an introductory stats course. Ideally the datasets would also ...
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General theoretical properties of empirical Bayes estimates

I was wondering if someone could provide reference (if such exists) for the theoretical properties of empirical Bayes(EB) point estimates, in the sense of what can we say about their risk under ...
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References to papers/books that uses a kernel to smooth a discrete distribution

Since a kernel, such as Gaussian, is often used to smooth out the distribution of discrete points in 1D, 2D or 3D, I believe there must be some study materials or research work that have used this, ...
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Does feature standardization always make sense?

I wonder if feature scaling like this makes always sense for neural networks: Let $T$ be the training set and $x_i \in \mathbb{R}^n$ with $d_i \in T$ be the feature vector of $d_i$. Then add another ...
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Community detection in mobile social network

Can anyone guide me regarding any good survey papers and implementations of recently published papers on community detection in mobile social network. I am willing to implement any existing algorithm ...
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odds ratio: the purpose and interpretation

Could someone please explain the purpose of the odds ratio and how it could be interpreted (i.e., the origin of their usage is in primary interest for me)? Why don't people simply use the difference ...
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Reference requested for Moving Average model

I am not from econometrics background and hence not familiar with text books which may contain a large moving average and an auto regressive model. I have found AR model from Simon Haykin's Adaptive ...
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What is sparse regression model

I am learning the concepts of Sparse regression and facing initial hurdles in terminology. sparse regression model explains the definition of what is meant by sparse. When the number of samples $n$ ...
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Motivating likelihood ratio test vs Wald test for paper reviewer

I've got back reviews for a paper I've submitted, with the following problem. I have two logistic regression models, say y ~ A, and y ~ A + B, where B is a factor with several levels. I have ...
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Texts on Various Topics in Statistics (GLMs, MCMC, Decision Trees, etc.)

I am currently looking for texts (or preferably a specific text) which have a good balance between theory and application and are as comprehensive as possible and are at an introductory level, ...
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Comprehensive list of distributions?

Is there a comprehensive list of distributions, e.g. gamma, Poisson, Gaussian, and when you should use each somewhere? My internet searching has been fruitless.
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Reference for dimension reduction techniques

This is a follow-up question to Is PCA appropriate for comparing subsets of panel data?. It turns out that, yes, PCA is appropriate. But there are also many other ways to reduce n-dimensional data to ...
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Presenting results of a meta-analysis with multiple moderators?

I wish to present the results of my meta-analysis using the best practices possible. I do not find, however, examples in articles similar to what my output is. Here's a simplification of my model and ...
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non-EM algorithm approach to mixture model?

I have a mixture model and the components are further parameterized by ~200 variables. Originally I use EM-algorithm to get a MLE estimation of the parameters. The algorithm works quite well and ...
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How to deal with floor effect

I am in the process of validating a five-items scale for measuring dependence on substance 'X'. I have collected data from 98 people who used the substance under consideration at least once weekly for ...
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Most efficient way to check answers to exercises when learning from a statistics textbook?

There's a community wiki at: Free statistical textbooks that has a nice list of freely available textbooks on statistics. Many of the textbooks that people suggest have exercises at the end of each ...
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Comparing two variance matrices

I am looking for bibliographical reference for comparing two variance matrices with he following criterion: $\text{Var}[X] \geq \text{Var}[Y] \quad \text{if} \quad \text{Var}[X]-\text{Var}[Y] \succeq ...
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Unwritten laws and dirty tricks to influence the outcome of a regression analysis

Background: Some years ago, I was working for a professor specialized in macroeconometrics. As a student research assistant, it was my task to replicate other papers and "play around" with the data. I ...
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General reference to Rényi entropy

Is there a book or a review article serving as a good general reference to Rényi entropy, its applications and related concepts?
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How to analyze multiple variable time series - suggest references

I have multiple environmental time series variables (for example: temperature, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, depth) measured every few minutes for several months. The variables are measured at ...
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Reference request: local limit theorem for log-concave densities

The following is easy to prove and can't possibly be new. But I can't find it printed anywhere despite some effort. Can anyone tell me where it is published? Let $X_1,X_2,\ldots$ be a sequence of ...
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Large sample size for t-test

I am working on a physics experiment, and I ran 500 runs to calculate a parameter. I want to use the t-test to see if my mean from 500 runs matches the actual value. u0: mean is actual value u1: ...
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Understanding repeated covariance types in SPSS?

I am working in SPSS on a repeated measures linear mixed model and I am having a really hard time wrapping my head around how to select a "repeated covariance type". The options are: ...
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Estimating adjusted risk ratios in binary data using Poisson regression

I am interested in estimating an adjusted risk ratio, analogous to how one estimates an adjusted odds ratio using logistic regression. Some literature (e.g., this) indicates that using Poisson ...
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Matrix Factorization algorithms for Recommender Systems

I need to learn about Matrix Factorization for recommender systems, so I downloaded this paper https://datajobs.com/data-science-repo/Recommender-Systems-[Netflix].pdf but I found it too shallow. It ...
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Books for learning non parametric Bayesian model

Having studied parametric Bayesian statistics during the two last years, I plan to begin to self-study non parametric Bayesian model during this summer and look for recommendations. I would like the ...
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Do you have recommendations for books to self-teach Applied Statistics at the graduate level?

I just got my Bachelors Degree in mathematics and I've begun working with a company that is requiring some extensive data analysis and statistical inquiry. I took several statistics courses in ...
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Regression analysis when the covariables is a sample from a population of potential variables

This question comes from trying to analyze my recent exam (exam I have given and corrected) statistically. I have a list of questions (20 in total) and each question is given a score from 0 to five, ...
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Feature / attribute selection for k-means or other clustering

It seems to me that in literature it is assumed that one knows which features / attributes to choose to characterize an item in clustering. If I have a database with items which have many attributes, ...
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Expectation of conditional normal distribution

I have two jointly normally distributed variables $s_1$ and $s_2$. I am now searching for the conditional expectation $$ E(s_1|s_1>r_1,\ s_2>r_2) $$ where $r_1$ and $r_2$ are constants. An idea ...
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Reference Request: Regularization

Lately, a wealth of regularizers have come into being. The area of model selection has generated a great amount of interest. Many times, we would like to control the complexity of the model, but do so ...
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How big is “sufficient” sample size?

I am currently doing some tests with some specific parameter settings to characterize a process. I roughly remember that a widely used rule of thumb for lab tests and whatnot is a sample size of 5 or ...
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Model averaging effect sizes of Gamma family GLMs

I'm trying to get some model averaged effect sizes from a set of candidate models, all of them assuming a Gamma error distribution, according to the theory given by the book from Burnham and Anderson ...
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Original source for the “play tennis” dataset

A famous toy example in machine learning, especially with learning decision trees, is the well known "play tennis" dataset. Is there an official source for the dataset which could be quoted in ...
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Logistic regression and ordinal independent variables

I have found this post: Yes. The coefficient reflects the change in log odds for each increment of change in the ordinal predictor. This (very common) model specification assumes the the predictor ...
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households survey data - determine 'valid' product categories

I'm working with household survey data where households report their expenditure for various products. The goal is to look into income elasticities for various products thus in essence I'm interested ...
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Best introduction to longitudinal data analysis

I have an undergraduate in statistics and I like some mathematical explanation and exposition. I would like to learn the basics of longitudinal analysis for my leisure and edification. What, if any, ...
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Metropolis Hastings algorithm

I need to study Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods, to be more specific i need to study Metropolis Hastings algorithm and all about it like convergence criteria. Who can prescribe me a book, or a ...
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Convergence time of a Markov chain

We know that a regular Markov chains converges to a unique matrix. The convergence time maybe finite or infinite. My interest is in the case where the convergence time is finite. How can we accurately ...
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Textbooks pertaining to creating models?

I'm not sure if a question like this has been asked yet on this website. I recently graduated as an undergraduate statistics major with a bit of a dense math background (I know some probability ...