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Prediction for Small Areas

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/9780198566625.003.0015
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

Prediction for small areas introduces an important application of sample survey inference, where domain sample sizes are too small to allow domain-specific inference. Typically, these domains are ... More


Homogeneous Populations

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/9780198566625.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter describes the simplest possible model for a finite population: the homogeneous population model. It is appropriate when there is no auxiliary information that can distinguish between ... More


Parametrization and prediction of rates

Bendix Carstensen

in Epidemiology with R

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198841326
eISBN:
9780191876936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841326.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

This chapter provides an overview of parametrizing quantitative covariate effects, that is, describing how variables (covariates) influence the outcome variable, be that disease odds, rates, or some ... More


Maximum Likelihood and Generalized Linear Models

Andy Hector

in The New Statistics with R: An Introduction for Biologists

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198729051
eISBN:
9780191795855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729051.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Ecology

This chapter revisits a regression analysis to explore the normal least squares assumption of approximately equal variance. It also considers some of the data transformations that can be used to ... More


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