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Ordinal Data Modeling : Statistics for Social Science and Public Policy - Valen E. Johnson

Ordinal Data Modeling

Statistics for Social Science and Public Policy

Hardcover Published: 15th December 2000
ISBN: 9780387987187
Number Of Pages: 258

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Ordinal Data Modeling is a comprehensive treatment of ordinal data models from both likelihood and Bayesian perspectives. Written for graduate students and researchers in the statistical and social sciences, this book describes a coherent framework for understanding binary and ordinal regression models, item response models, graded response models, and ROC analyses, and for exposing the close connection between these models. A unique feature of this text is its emphasis on applications. All models developed in the book are motivated by real datasets, and considerable attention is devoted to the description of diagnostic plots and residual analyses. Software and datasets used for all analyses described in the text are available on websites listed in the preface.

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"The book is an excellent introduction to Bayesian methods of original data modeling...the book is well written and all concepts are presented in a clear manner. Notation is consistent throughout the book and ideas in later chapters logically build on previous material. Fundamental concepts discussed by the authors are well presented. The authors are particularly savvy at connecting new ideas to previous knowledge. This book would make an excellent supplementary text to an individual doing research in these areas...This book does provide valuable information about modeling original data using Bayesian methods. This text provides a valuable addition to a researcher's library (especially those working in psychometrics or educational statistics)."

Review of Classical and Bayesian Inferencep. 1
Review of Bayesian Computationp. 33
Regression Models for Binary Datap. 75
Regression Models for Ordinal Datap. 126
Analyzing Data from Multiple Ratersp. 158
Item Response Modelingp. 182
Graded Response Models: A Case Study of Undergraduate Grade Datap. 215
Software for Ordinal Data Modelingp. 239
Referencesp. 249
Indexp. 255
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ISBN: 9780387987187
ISBN-10: 0387987185
Series: Statistics for Social Science and Public Policy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 258
Published: 15th December 2000
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52