An Introduction to Categorical Data Analysis

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Wiley, May 4, 2007 - Mathematics - 400 pages
An Introduction to Categorical Data Analysis, Second Edition presents an introduction to the most important methods for analyzing categorical data. It summarizes methods that have long played a prominent role such as chi-squared tests and measures of association. It provides special emphasis, however, to logistic regression and loglinear modeling techniques for univariate and correlated multivariate categorical responses. This Second Edition presents new methods for clustered data, which are increasingly common in longitudinal studies, for example. Two new chapters discuss these methods along with improvements in major software. Chapter 10 deals with marginal models, including the generalized estimating equations (GEE) approach. Chapter 11 deals with random effects models through generalized linear models. Earlier chapters and appendices are updated.

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ALAN AGRESTI, PhD, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Statistics at the University of Florida. He has presented short courses on categorical data methods in thirty countries. Dr. Agresti was named "Statistician of the Year" by the Chicago chapter of the American Statistical Association in 2003. He is the author of two advanced texts, including the bestselling Categorical Data Analysis (Wiley) and is also the coauthor of Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from Data and Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences.

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