An Introduction to Categorical Data Analysis

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John Wiley & Sons, May 4, 2007 - Mathematics - 400 pages
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Praise for the First Edition

"This is a superb text from which to teach categorical data analysis, at a variety of levels. . . [t]his book can be very highly recommended."
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"Of great interest to potential readers is the variety of fields that are represented in the examples: health care, financial, government, product marketing, and sports, to name a few."
Journal of Quality Technology

"Alan Agresti has written another brilliant account of the analysis of categorical data."
—The Statistician

The use of statistical methods for categorical data is ever increasing in today's world. An Introduction to Categorical Data Analysis, Second Edition provides an applied introduction to the most important methods for analyzing categorical data. This new edition summarizes methods that have long played a prominent role in data analysis, such as chi-squared tests, and also places special emphasis on logistic regression and other modeling techniques for univariate and correlated multivariate categorical responses.

This Second Edition features:

  • Two new chapters on the methods for clustered data, with an emphasis on generalized estimating equations (GEE) and random effects models
  • A unified perspective based on generalized linear models
  • An emphasis on logistic regression modeling
  • An appendix that demonstrates the use of SAS(r) for all methods
  • An entertaining historical perspective on the development of the methods
  • Specialized methods for ordinal data, small samples, multicategory data, and matched pairs
  • More than 100 analyses of real data sets and nearly 300 exercises

Written in an applied, nontechnical style, the book illustrates methods using a wide variety of real data, including medical clinical trials, drug use by teenagers, basketball shooting, horseshoe crab mating, environmental opinions, correlates of happiness, and much more.

An Introduction to Categorical Data Analysis, Second Edition is an invaluable tool for social, behavioral, and biomedical scientists, as well as researchers in public health, marketing, education, biological and agricultural sciences, and industrial quality control.

  

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Contingency Tables
21
3 Generalized Linear Models
65
4 Logistic Regression
99
5 Building and Applying Logistic Regression Models
137
6 Multicategory Logit Models
173
7 Loglinear Models for Contingency Tables
204
8 Models for Matched Pairs
244
10 Random Effects Generalized Linear Mixed Models
297
11 A Historical Tour of Categorical Data Analysis
325
Appendix A Software for Categorical Data Analysis
332
Appendix B ChiSquared Distribution Values
343
Bibliography
344
Index of Examples
346
Subject Index
350
Brief Solutions to Some OddNumbered Problems
357

9 Modeling Correlated Clustered Responses
276

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About the author (2007)

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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