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Good text on Clinical Trials?

I'm an undergraduate statistics student looking for a good treatment of clinical trials analysis. The text should cover the fundamentals of experimental design, blocking, power analysis, latin squares ...
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Good resource to understand ANOVA and ANCOVA?

I am running experiments for a paper and I am looking for an interesting book / website to understand properly how ANOVA and ANCOVA work. I have a good math background so I don't necessarily need a ...
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What references should be cited to support using 30 as a large enough sample size?

I have read/heard many times that the sample size of at least 30 units is considered as "large sample" (normality assumptions of means usually approximately holds due to the CLT, ...). Therefore, in ...
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Standard reference for classical mathematical statistics?

Can anyone recommend some books that are considered to be standard references for classical (frequentist) statistics? IE, fairly comprehensive, and also, been around for a while so that typos and ...
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What are good references for dynamic pricing?

I think that dynamic pricing algorithms (used in aviation and ticketing industry) is very statistical based, anyone here has experience with those algorithms with references for it?
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Recommended books or articles as introduction to Cluster Analysis?

I'm working on a small (200M) corpus of text, which I want to explore with some cluster analysis. What books or articles on that subject would you recommend?
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Book recommendations for multivariate analysis

I'm interested in getting some books about multivariate analysis, and need your recommendations. Free books are always welcome, but if you know about some great non-free MVA book, please, state it.
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Short online videos that could assist a lecture on statistics

When lecturing statistics, it can be useful to incorporate the occasional short video. My first thoughts included: Animations and visualisations of statistical concepts Stories regarding the ...
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Recommend some books/articles/guides to enter predictive analytics?

What learning material would you suggest for a CS person / novice statistician / novice mathematician to get into predictive analytics?
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Complete substantive examples of reproducible research using R

The Question: Are there any good examples of reproducible research using R that are freely available online? Ideal Example: Specifically, ideal examples would provide: The raw data (and ideally ...
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Learning how to use a new statistical GUI?

The question is in the header, but I would extend the context a bit. Next semester I am due to be a teaching assistant (TA) in a course in statistics, where I would need to help sociology students ...
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Recommended books on experiment design?

What are the panel's recommendations for books on design of experiments? Ideally, books should be still in print or available electronically, although that may not always be feasible. If you feel ...
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Statistics/Probability Videos for Beginners

There was already a request for Mathematical Statistics Videos, but it explicitly asked from people for videos that provide a rigorous mathematical presentation of statistics. i.e., videos ...
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What books provide an overview of computational statistics as it applies to computer science?

As a software engineer, I'm interested in topics such as statistical algorithms, data mining, machine learning, Bayesian networks, classification algorithms, neural networks, Markov chains, Monte ...
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What books provide an overview of engineering statistics?

As an engineer, I'm interested in topics such as designing experiments that are statistically valid, quality control, process control, reliability, and cost control. I took a course in engineering ...
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A Primer on Estimator Efficiency?

Can someone recommend a text with derivations of classical estimator efficiency results? I'm particularly interested in likelihood and pseudo-likelihood estimators for multi-variate discrete models
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Statistics Jokes

Well, we've got favourite statistics quotes. What about statistics jokes?
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Essential reads for people interested in Actuary and Actuarial science

My girlfriend (B.B.A) is really interested in Actuarial science. She's looking at self teaching her self. She's good with basic math (Calculus 1 and 2) and stats What are some of the essential ...
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Statistical models cheat sheet

I was wondering if there is a statistical model "cheat sheet(s)" that lists any or more information: when to use the model when not to use the model required and optional inputs expected outputs has ...
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References for survival analysis

I am looking for a good book/tutorial to learn about survival analysis. I am also interested in references on doing survival analysis in R.
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Statistical podcasts

What are some podcasts related to statistical analysis? I've found some audio recordings of college lectures on ITunes U, but I'm not aware of any statistical podcasts. The closest thing I'm aware ...
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Famous statistical quotations

What is your favorite statistical quote? This is community wiki, so please one quote per answer.
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Best books for an introduction to statistical data analysis?

I bought this book: How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business and Head First Data Analysis: A Learner's Guide to Big Numbers, Statistics, and Good Decisions What ...
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Open Source statistical textbooks?

There have been a few questions about statistical textbooks, such as the question Free statistical textbooks. However, I am looking for textbooks that are Open Source, for example, having an Creative ...
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Comprehensive overview of loss functions?

I am trying to get a global perspective on some of the essential ideas in machine learning, and I was wondering if there is a comprehensive treatment of the different notions of loss (squared, log, ...
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Mathematical Statistics Videos

A question previously sought recommendations for textbooks on mathematical statistics Does anyone know of any good online video lectures on mathematical statistics? The closest that I've found are: ...
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What book would you recommend for non-statistician scientists?

What book would you recommend for scientists who are not statisticians? Clear delivery is most appreciated. As well as the explanation of the appropriate techniques and methods for typical tasks: ...
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Introduction to statistics for mathematicians

What is a good introduction to statistics for a mathematician who is already well-versed in probability? I have two distinct motivations for asking, which may well lead to different suggestions: I'd ...
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What best practices should I follow when preparing plots?

I usually make my own idiosyncratic choices when preparing plots. However, I wonder if there are any best practices for generating plots. Note: Rob's comment to an answer to this question is very ...
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What is the single most influential book every statistician should read?

If you could go back in time and tell yourself to read a specific book at the beginning of your career as a statistician, which book would it be?
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Resources for learning about the Statistical Analysis of Financial Data

I realize that the statistical analysis of financial data is a huge topic, but that is exactly why it is necessary for me to ask my question as I try to break into the world of financial analysis. As ...
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Good introduction into different kinds of entropy

I'm looking for a book or online resource that explains different kinds of entropy such as Sample Entropy and Shannon Entropy and their advantages and disadvantages. Can someone point me in the right ...
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Resources for learning Stata

I know of Cameron and Trivedi's Microeconometrics Using Stata. What are other good texts for learning Stata?
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Intro to statistics for an MD?

I have a friend who is an MD and wants to refresh his Statistics. So is there any recommended resource online (or offline) ? He did stats ~20 years ago.
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Free statistical textbooks

Are there any free statistical textbooks available?
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Free resources for learning R

I'm interested in learning R on the cheap. What's the best free resource/book/tutorial for learning R?
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What is the best introductory Bayesian statistics textbook?

Which is the best introductory textbook for Bayesian statistics? One book per answer, please.
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What statistical blogs would you recommend?

What statistical research blogs would you recommend, and why?
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What is your favorite data visualization blog?

What is the best blog on data visualization? I'm making this question a community wiki since it is highly subjective. Please limit each answer to one link. Please note the following criteria for ...
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Where can I find useful R tutorials with various implementations? [duplicate]

I'm using R and the manuals on the R site are really informative. However, I'd like to see some more examples and implementations with R which can help me develop my knowledge faster. Any suggestions?