If you use statistics and need easy access to simple, reliable definitions and explanations of modern statistical and statistics-related concepts, then look no further than this dictionary. Over 3600 terms are defined, covering medical, survey, theoretical, and applied statistics, including computational aspects. Entries are provided for standard and specialised statistical software. In addition, short biographies of over 100 important statisticians are given. Definitions provide enough mathematical detail to clarify concepts and give standard formulae when these are helpful. The majority of definitions then give a reference to a book or article where the user can seek further or more specialised information, and many are accompanied by graphical material to aid understanding.
• Trusted author in touch with contemporary statistical practice • Carefully chosen pointers to the literature give users access to information beyond the basic definitions • Ideal balance between concepts and details
Preface; Notes on use; Acknowledgements; Sources; The Dictionary.
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Earlier edition: 'This is a 'must-have' reference for statisticians and students of statistics.' Journal of the American Statistical Association
Earlier edition: 'This is a valuable reference book for all statisticians and medical researchers who use and who need to understand statistics … [It] should be purchased by statisticians, libraries that support medical and veterinary departments, and research workers in medicine.' Journal of Applied Ecology
'Everitt's text is broken up with many well-chosed graphs, diagrams and pictures; numerical examples are sometimes used to illuminate the written entries. These features help make it the more attractive book to skim through, allowing the happy accident of lexicographic adjacency to divert you to fascinating byways.' Significance
' … I recommend buying the Cambridge dictionary; mainly because it covers more terms than the Oxford dictionary, but partly also because its format makes it easier to read.' Journal of Applied Statistics