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Some topics in social statistics

David Firth

in Celebrating Statistics: Papers in honour of Sir David Cox on his 80th birthday

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198566540
eISBN:
9780191718038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566540.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter summarizes recent themes and research topics in social statistics, viewed as statistical methods of particular value in substantive research fields such as criminology, demography, ... More


Benford's Law: Theory and Applications

Steven J. Miller (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147611
eISBN:
9781400866595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147611.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

Benford's law states that the leading digits of many data sets are not uniformly distributed from one through nine, but rather exhibit a profound bias. This bias is evident in everything from ... More


Free Energy Sequential Monte Carlo, Application to Mixture Modelling *

Nicolas Chopin and Pierre Jacob

in Bayesian Statistics 9

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694587
eISBN:
9780191731921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694587.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

We introduce a new class of Sequential Monte Carlo (SMC) methods, which we call free energy SMC. This class is inspired by free energy methods, which originate from physics, and where one samples ... More


Outlier Robust Prediction

Raymond L. Chambers and Robert G. Clark

in An Introduction to Model-Based Survey Sampling with Applications

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780198566625
eISBN:
9780191738449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566625.003.0010
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

Outlier robust prediction describes methods for estimating the population total when the sample contains representative outliers, i.e. true values that are extremely unlikely under the working model, ... More


Using Transformations in Sample Survey Inference

Raymond L. Chambers and Robert G. Clark

in An Introduction to Model-Based Survey Sampling with Applications

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780198566625
eISBN:
9780191738449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566625.003.0017
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

Using transformations in sample survey inference is the final chapter of this book and describes the extension of the empirical best prediction approach to the situation where the population values ... More


A Quick Introduction to Benfordʼs Law

Steven J. Miller

in Benford's Law: Theory and Applications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147611
eISBN:
9781400866595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147611.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter provides a brief overview of Benford's law. It states Benford's law of digit bias and describes its history. The chapter then discusses the origins of Benford's law and gives numerous ... More


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