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Bayesian Models: A Statistical Primer for Ecologists

N. Thompson Hobbs and Mevin B. Hooten

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159287
eISBN:
9781400866557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159287.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Bayesian modeling has become an indispensable tool for ecological research because it is uniquely suited to deal with complexity in a statistically coherent way. This book provides a comprehensive ... More


Towards a Soviet Order of Things: The 1926 Census and the Making of the Soviet Union

Francine Hirsch

in Categories and Contexts: Anthropological and Historical Studies in Critical Demography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199270576
eISBN:
9780191600883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270570.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Looks at the connections between census‐taking, border‐making, and identity‐formation in the Soviet Union. It focuses on the All‐Union Census of 1926, which was the first census to categorize the ... More


How to use a statistician

Malcolm Campbell

in Research Methods in Palliative Care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198530251
eISBN:
9780191729980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530251.003.0018
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter provides the answers to the issue of how to use a statistician. As such, the aim of this chapter is to show researchers how statisticians may be able to help with the research, how ... More


Seeking Common Ground Amidst Differences: The Turn to India

Arunabh Ghosh

in Making It Count: Statistics and Statecraft in the Early People’s Republic of China

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691179476
eISBN:
9780691199214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179476.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter unearths a series of heretofore largely forgotten exchanges between Chinese and Indian statisticians. It is based on study of key figures, such as the deputy director of China's State ... More


Jokes and quotes

Steve Selvin

in The Joy of Statistics: A Treasury of Elementary Statistical Tools and their Applications

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198833444
eISBN:
9780191872280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833444.003.0027
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics, Applied Mathematics

Essentially presents what the title indicates. Also included are a variety of jokes about statistics and statisticians as well as a bit of statistical history describing the important contributions ... More


Statistical work: the changing occupational landscape

Kevin McConway

in Data in Society: Challenging Statistics in an Age of Globalisation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447348214
eISBN:
9781447348269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348214.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

It never was the case that only statisticians work with statistics, but the occupational landscape is becoming more and more diverse. This chapter looks at the work of statisticians and data ... More


From Afar: Charts and Their Analysts

Alex Preda

in Framing Finance: The Boundaries of Markets and Modern Capitalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226679310
eISBN:
9780226679334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226679334.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter deals with a specific dimension of the boundaries of finance: the mediation of value judgments by securities analysts. It traces the emergence of chartists as a specific group in ... More


Introduction

Arunabh Ghosh

in Making It Count: Statistics and Statecraft in the Early People’s Republic of China

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691179476
eISBN:
9780691199214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179476.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter introduces a “crisis of counting” during the early years of the People's Republic of China (PRC). In its simplest form, the crisis in the PRC was understood as a problem of ... More


Legitimating: the selective use of social science in justifying policy and practice

David Byrne

in Applying social science: The role of social research in politics, policy and practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424518
eISBN:
9781447301486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424518.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter examines the ‘legitimating’ process: that is to say the selective use of social science in justifying policy and practice. It focuses on the policies of evidence. It examines the ... More


Cancer on Trial: Oncology as a New Style of Practice

Peter Keating and Alberto Cambrosio

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226428918
eISBN:
9780226428932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226428932.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Until the early 1960s, cancer treatment consisted primarily of surgery and radiation therapy. Most practitioners then viewed the treatment of terminally ill cancer patients with heroic courses of ... More


Statisticians, Statistics, and Early Cooperative Clinical Trials

Peter Keating and Alberto Cambrosio

in Cancer on Trial: Oncology as a New Style of Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226428918
eISBN:
9780226428932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226428932.003.0069
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the statisticians at the NIH and their role in the establishment of the different components of the Cancer Chemotherapy National Service Center (CCNSC). It also discusses the ... More


Statisticians, Data Centers, and the Organization of Large-Scale Clinical Trials

Peter Keating and Alberto Cambrosio

in Cancer on Trial: Oncology as a New Style of Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226428918
eISBN:
9780226428932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226428932.003.0102
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines data centers, statisticians, data managers, and collaborators within cooperative oncology groups who took over the management of clinical trials and their results. It also ... More


Frontier Living, by Figures Alone

Peter Hegarty

in Gentlemen’s Disagreement: Alfred Kinsey, Lewis Terman, and the Sexual Politics of Smart Men

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226024448
eISBN:
9780226024615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024615.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the statistical representation in Alfred Kinsey’s Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (SBHM), presents a history of statistics in the United States that ends with postwar sampling ... More


Human Rights and Citizenship: The Need for Better Data and What to Do about It

Bela Hovy

in Children Without a State: A Global Human Rights Challenge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015271
eISBN:
9780262295437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015271.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The quality of statistical data and availability on people with citizenship status problems are assessed in this chapter, which also examines state signatories data relevant to the United Nations ... More


Scanner Data and Price Indexes

Robert C. Feenstra and Matthew D. Shapiro (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226239651
eISBN:
9780226239668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226239668.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Every time you buy a can of tuna or a new television, its bar code is scanned to record its price and other information. These “scanner data” offer a number of attractive features for economists and ... More


Zvi Griliches's Contributions to Economic Measurement

Jack E. Triplett

in Hard-to-Measure Goods and Services: Essays in Honor of Zvi Griliches

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226044491
eISBN:
9780226044507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044507.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter presents a luncheon address at the conference by Jack E. Triplett. Triplett reviews the measurement problems on which Griliches worked; those on which he did not work directly but on ... More


Impact of Analytics and Big Data on Corporate Culture and Recruitment

Russell Walker

in From Big Data to Big Profits: Success with Data and Analytics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199378326
eISBN:
9780199378340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378326.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines the emergence of the Data Science function and the considerations in developing such a function in a firm. Also presented are insights on how firms can best recruit and retain ... More


Whether to Name or Count Slaves: The Refusal of Identification

Paul Schor

in Counting Americans: How the US Census Classified the Nation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199917853
eISBN:
9780190670856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917853.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers developments leading up to the census of 1850, heralded as the “first scientific census” of the United States. It made a clean break with its predecessors and solidified the ... More


The Census and African Americans Within and Outside the Bureau

Paul Schor

in Counting Americans: How the US Census Classified the Nation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199917853
eISBN:
9780190670856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917853.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the relationship between the Census Bureau and African Americans. In the first half of the twentieth century, the history of the agency’s relations with the black population ... More


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