Statistical Analysis of Stochastic Processes in Time

J. K. Lindsey

  • 出版商: Cambridge
  • 出版日期: 2004-08-01
  • 售價: $2,150
  • 貴賓價: 9.8$2,107
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 338
  • 裝訂: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 0521837413
  • ISBN-13: 9780521837415






Many observed phenomena, from the changing health of a patient to values on the stock market, are characterised by quantities that vary over time: stochastic processes are designed to study them. Much theoretical work has been done but virtually no modern books are available to show how the results can be applied. This book fills that gap by introducing practical methods of applying stochastic processes to an audience knowledgeable only in basic statistics. It covers almost all aspects of the subject and presents the theory in an easily accessible form that is highlighted by application to many examples. These examples arise from dozens of areas, from sociology through medicine to engineering. Complementing these are exercise sets making the book suited for introductory courses in stochastic processes. Software (available from is provided for the freely available R system for the reader to apply to all the models presented.

• Covers stochastic processes needed by research scientists and students with many practical examples and exercises

• Treats applications in a wide variety of disciplines

• R code, data sets and worked examples provided free on author’s website


Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Basic Principles: 1. What is a stochastic process?; 2. Normal theory models and extensions; Part II. Categorical State Space: 3. Survival processes; 4. Recurrent events; 5. Discrete-time Markov chains; 6. Event histories; 7. Dynamics models; 8. More complex dependencies; Part III. Continuous State Space: 9. Time series; 10. Growth curves; 11. Dynamic models; 12. Repeated measurements; Bibliography; Author index; Subject index.