Introduction to Robust Estimation and Hypothesis Testing, 4/e (Hardcover)

Rand R. Wilcox

  • 出版商: Academic Press
  • 出版日期: 2016-09-19
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  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 810
  • 裝訂: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 012804733X
  • ISBN-13: 9780128047330

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Introduction to Robust Estimating and Hypothesis Testing, 4th Editon, is a ‘how-to’ on the application of robust methods using available software. Modern robust methods provide improved techniques for dealing with outliers, skewed distribution curvature and heteroscedasticity that can provide substantial gains in power as well as a deeper, more accurate and more nuanced understanding of data. Since the last edition, there have been numerous advances and improvements. They include new techniques for comparing groups and measuring effect size as well as new methods for comparing quantiles. Many new regression methods have been added that include both parametric and nonparametric techniques. The methods related to ANCOVA have been expanded considerably. New perspectives related to discrete distributions with a relatively small sample space are described as well as new results relevant to the shift function. The practical importance of these methods is illustrated using data from real world studies. The R package written for this book now contains over 1200 functions.

New to this edition

*35% revised content
*Covers many new and improved R functions
*New techniques that deal with a wide range of situations


Chapter 1: Introduction
1.1. Problems with Assuming Normality
1.2. Transformations
1.3. The Influence Curve
1.4. The Central Limit Theorem
1.5. Is the ANOVA F Robust?
1.6. Regression
1.7. More Remarks
1.8. R Software
1.9. Some Data Management Issues
1.10. Data Sets
Chapter 2: A Foundation for Robust Methods
2.1. Basic Tools for Judging Robustness
2.2. Some Measures of Location and Their Influence Function
2.3. Measures of Scale
2.4. Scale Equivariant M-Measures of Location
2.5. Winsorized Expected Values
Chapter 3: Estimating Measures of Location and Scale
3.1. A Bootstrap Estimate of a Standard Error
3.2. Density Estimators
3.3. The Sample Trimmed Mean
3.4. The Finite Sample Breakdown Point
3.5. Estimating Quantiles
3.6. An M-Estimator of Location
3.7. One-Step M-Estimator
3.8. W-Estimators
3.9. The Hodges-Lehmann Estimator
3.10. Skipped Estimators
3.11. Some Comparisons of the Location Estimators
3.12. More Measures of Scale
3.13. Some Outlier Detection Methods
3.14. Exercises
Chapter 4: Confidence Intervals in the One-Sample Case
4.1. Problems when Working with Means
4.2. The g-and-h Distribution
4.3. Inferences About the Trimmed and Winsorized Means
4.4. Basic Bootstrap Methods
4.5. Inferences About M-Estimators
4.6. Confidence Intervals for Quantiles
4.7. Empirical Likelihood
4.8. Concluding Remarks
4.9. Exercises
Chapter 5: Comparing Two Groups
5.1. The Shift Function
5.2. Student's t Test
5.3. Comparing Medians and Other Trimmed Means
5.4. Inferences Based on a Percentile Bootstrap Method
5.5. Comparing Measures of Scale
5.6. Permutation Tests
5.7. Rank-Based Methods and a Probabilistic Measure of Effect Size
5.8. Comparing Two Independent Binomial and Multinomial Distributions
5.9. Comparing Dependent Groups
5.10. Exercises
Chapter 6: Some Multivariate Methods
6.1. Generalized Variance
6.2. Depth
6.3. Some Affine Equivariant Estimators
6.4. Multivariate Outlier Detection Methods
6.5. A Skipped Estimator of Location and Scatter
6.6. Robust Generalized Variance
6.7. Multivariate Location: Inference in the One-Sample Case
6.8. Comparing OP Measures of Location
6.9. Multivariate Density Estimators
6.10. A Two-Sample, Projection-Type Extension of the Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney Test
6.11. A Relative Depth Analog of the Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney Test
6.12. Comparisons Based on Depth
6.13. Comparing Dependent Groups Based on All Pairwise Differences
6.14. Robust Principal Components Analysis
6.15. Cluster Analysis
6.16. Multivariate Discriminate Analysis
6.17. Exercises
Chapter 7: One-Way and Higher Designs for Independent Groups
7.1. Trimmed Means and a One-Way Design
7.2. Two-Way Designs and Trimmed Means
7.3. Three-Way Designs and Trimmed Means Including Medians
7.4. Multiple Comparisons Based on Medians and Other Trimmed Means
7.5. A Random Effects Model for Trimmed Means
7.6. Global Tests Based on M-Measures of Location
7.7. M-Measures of Location and a Two-Way Design
7.8. Ranked-Based Methods for a One-Way Design
7.9. A Rank-Based Method for a Two-Way Design
7.10. MANOVA Based on Trimmed Means
7.11. Nested Designs
7.12. Exercises
Chapter 8: Comparing Multiple Dependent Groups
8.1. Comparing Trimmed Means
8.2. Bootstrap Methods Based on Marginal Distributions
8.3. Bootstrap Methods Based on Difference Scores
8.4. Comments on Which Method to Use
8.5. Some Rank-Based Methods
8.6. Between-by-Within and Within-by-Within Designs
8.7. Some Rank-Based Multivariate Methods
8.8. Three-Way Designs
8.9. Exercises
Chapter 9: Correlation and Tests of Independence
9.1. Problems with Pearson's Correlation
9.2. Two Types of Robust Correlations
9.3. Some Type M Measures of Correlation
9.4. Some Type O Correlations
9.5. A Test of Independence Sensitive to Curvature
9.6. Comparing Correlations: Independent Case
9.7. Exercises
Chapter 10: Robust Regression
10.1. Problems with Ordinary Least Squares
10.2. Theil-Sen Estimator
10.3. Least Median of Squares
10.4. Least Trimmed Squares Estimator
10.5. Least Trimmed Absolute Value Estimator
10.6. M-Estimators
10.7. The Hat Matrix
10.8. Generalized M-Estimators
10.9. The Coakley-Hettmansperger and Yohai Estimators
10.10. Skipped Estimators
10.11. Deepest Regression Line
10.12. A Criticism of Methods with a High Breakdown Point
10.13. Some Additional Estimators
10.14. Comments About Various Estimators
10.15. Outlier Detection Based on a Robust Fit
10.16. Logistic Regression and the General Linear Model
10.17. Multivariate Regression
10.18. Exercises
Chapter 11: More Regression Methods
11.1. Inferences About Robust Regression Parameters
11.2. Comparing the Regression Parameters of J=2 Groups
11.3. Detecting Heteroscedasticity
11.4. Curvature and Half-Slope Ratios
11.5. Curvature and Nonparametric Regression
11.6. Checking the Specification of a Regression Model
11.7. Regression Interactions and Moderator Analysis
11.8. Comparing Parametric, Additive and Nonparametric Fits
11.9. Measuring the Strength of an Association Given a Fit to the Data
11.10. Comparing Predictors
11.11. Marginal Longitudinal Data Analysis: Comments on Comparing Groups
11.12. Exercises
Chapter 12: ANCOVA
12.1. Methods Based on Specific Design Points and a Linear Model
12.2. Methods when There Is Curvature and a Single Covariate
12.3. Dealing with Two Covariates when There Is Curvature
12.4. Some Global Tests
12.5. Methods for Dependent Groups
12.6. Exercises