I have took several beginner courses in statistics at my local university. I have also read two introductory books. I would now like to deepen my knowledge on certain areas, such as

  • bivariate and multivariate normal distributions
  • characteristic functions
  • meta-analysis
  • inter-rater reliability
  • causal inference
  • power analysis
  • general linear models

I realize these represent a large number of different topics. However, I would still like to ask is there any book that would cover more than one of the topics at the same time? I would be looking at some kind of intermediate-level text.


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Your question seems to cover many statistics areas.

In this answer I tried to collect a handful of references and of course there are tons of other references that can be suggested. Hope they are helpful.

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    $\begingroup$ Many of these recommendations seem to be handbooks and other applied references. Such material rarely makes good textbooks. $\endgroup$
    – whuber
    Commented Jul 21, 2015 at 14:51

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