On May 27-31, 1985, a series of symposia was held at The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, to celebrate the 70th birthday of Pro- fessor V. M. Joshi. These symposia were chosen to reflect Professor Joshi's research interests as well as areas of expertise in statistical science among faculty in the Departments ofStatistical and Actuarial Sciences, Economics, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Philosophy. From these symposia, the six volumes which comprise the "Joshi Festschrift" have arisen. The 117 articles in this work reflect the broad interests and high quality of research of those who attended our conference. We would like to thank all of the contributors for their superb cooperation in helping us to complete this project. Our deepest gratitude must go to the three people who have spent so much of their time in the past year typing these volumes: Jackie Bell, Lise Constant, and Sandy Tarnowski. This work has been printed from "camera ready" copy produced by our Vax 785 computer and QMS Lasergraphix printers, using the text processing software TEX. At the initiation of this project, we were neophytes inthe use ofthis system.
Thank you, Jackie, Lise, and Sandy, for having the persistence and dedication needed to complete this undertaking.
Regression Methods and the Exploration of Large Medical Data Bases.- Recursive Partition: A Versatile Method for Exploratory Data Analysis in Biostatistics.- Statistical Ramifications of Linear Analogue Scales in Assessing the Quality of Life of Cancer Patients.- Tests for Trend in Binomial Proportions with Historical Controls: A Proposed Two-Stage Procedure.- Point Estimation of the Odds Ratio in Sparse 2 x 2 Contingency Tables.- Development of Formulas for the Bias and Mean Square Error of the Logit Estimator.- Estimation of a Common Odds Ratio.- The Effect of Clustering on the Analysis of Sets of 2 x 2 Contingency Tables.- Goodness-of-Fit Issues in Toxicological Experiments Involving Litters of Varying Size.- Derivation of Large Sample Efficiency of Multinomial Logistic Regression Compared to Multiple Group Discriminant Analysis.- Estimation Under the Correlated Logistic Model.- Inferences about Interclass and Intraclass Correlations from Familial Data.- Maximum Likelihood Estimation in Quantal Response Bioassay.- Estimation Methods for Symmetric Parabolic Bioassays.- Some Chance Mechanisms Generating the Generalized Poisson Probability Models.- Uses, Limitations, and Requirements of Multivariate Analyses for Intercropping Experiments.
Series: WESTERN ONTARIO SERIES IN PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 31st December 1986
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88
Weight (kg): 0.59