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Lecture Notes in Statistics

Case Studies in Data Analysis

Editors: Gentleman, Jane F., Whitmore, G.A. (Eds.)

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This volume is a collection of eight Case Studies in Data Analysis that appeared in various issues of the Canadian Journal of Statistics (OS) over a twelve­ year period from 1982 to 1993. One follow-up article to Case Study No.4 is also included in the volume. The OS's Section on Case Studies in Data Analysis was initiated by a former editor who wanted to increase the analytical content of the journal. We were asked to become Section Co-Editors and to develop a format for the case studies. Each case study presents analyses of a real data set by two or more analysts or teams of analysts working independently in a simulated consulting context. The section aimed at demonstrating the process of statistical analysis and the possible diversity of approaches and conclusions. For each case study, the Co-Editors found a set of real Canadian data, posed what they thought was an interesting statistical problem, and recruited analysts working in Canada who were willing to tackle it. The published case studies describe the data and the problem, and present and discuss the analysts' solutions. For some case studies, the providers of the data were invited to contribute their own analysis.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Measuring the impact of an intervention on equipment lives

    Pages 1-23

    Kalbfleisch, John D. (et al.)

  • Measurement of possible lung damage to firefighters at the Mississauga train derailment

    Pages 25-43

    Kusiak, Robert (et al.)

  • Iceberg paths and collision risks for fixed marine structures

    Pages 45-69

    Gentleman, Jane F. (et al.)

  • Temporal patterns in twenty years of Canadian homicides

    Pages 71-118

    Gentleman, Jane F. (et al.)

  • Extreme-value analysis of Canadian wind speeds

    Pages 119-144

    Gentleman, Jane F. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Case Studies in Data Analysis
Editors
  • Jane F. Gentleman
  • G.A. Whitmore
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Statistics
Series Volume
94
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-2688-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-2688-8
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-94410-4
Series ISSN
0930-0325
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 262
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