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Detecting Patterns of Trait Evolution

Marc W. Cadotte and T. Jonathan Davies

in Phylogenies in Ecology: A Guide to Concepts and Methods

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691157689
eISBN:
9781400881192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157689.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines a variety of methods for detecting the patterns of evolution of a certain trait. It first considers common metrics for evaluating phylogenetic signal and compares fit of ... More


Bayesian approaches to copula modelling

Michael Stanley Smith

in Bayesian Theory and Applications

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199695607
eISBN:
9780191744167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695607.003.0017
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter introduces contemporary copula modelling to Bayesian statisticians and presents the advantages of Bayesian inference when applied to copula models. It begins with an introduction to ... More


Appendix: A Brief Introduction to Analyzing Categorical Data and Finding More Data

Quan Li

in Using R for Data Analysis in Social Sciences: A Research Project-Oriented Approach

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190656218
eISBN:
9780190656256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656218.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter provides a brief introduction to two techniques often used with discrete data: testing statistical independence between two discrete variables with Chi-squared statistics, and testing ... More


Statistics

Patrick Magee and Mark Tooley

in The Physics, Clinical Measurement and Equipment of Anaesthetic Practice for the FRCA

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199595150
eISBN:
9780191918032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199595150.003.0006
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Anesthesiology

This chapter will provide background to enable the reader to understand basic statistics and be able then to follow more complex statistical ideas. Although statistics is more than the mere ... More


Preventative and paediatric dentistry

Nicholas Longridge, Pete Clarke, Raheel Aftab, and Tariq Ali

Katharine Boursicot and David Sales (eds)

in Oxford Assess and Progress: Clinical Dentistry

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198825173
eISBN:
9780191917301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825173.003.0013
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

The child patient can be a challenging and daunting proposition for the junior dentist and dental student. Whilst children can be anxious, unco­operative, and unpredictable, they also present an ... More


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