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Analyzing and Modeling Rank Data

1st Edition

By John I Marden

Chapman and Hall/CRC

320 pages

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Description

This book is the first single source volume to fully address this prevalent practice in both its analytical and modeling aspects. The information discussed presents the use of data consisting of rankings in such diverse fields as psychology, animal science, educational testing, sociology, economics, and biology. This book systematically presents the basic models and methods for analyzing data in the form of ranks. Integrating material from a wide range of fields, this book applies graphical, numerical, and modeling techniques to data sets, uncovering fascinating structures in the rank data.

Providing the most extensive coverage of the subject found in statistical literature, this book will be a welcomed reference to statisticians. In addition, this volume is also accessible to people in all areas of quantitative research. Researchers in psychology and consumer preference will discover a valuable resource; and sociologists, biologists, political and animal scientists will also benefit. As a text, it will be ideal for graduate students in courses on statistics and other quantitative disciplines.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Looking at data

Formal tests of uniformity: summary statistics and distances

Comparing several samples

Overview of models

Some axiomatics

Likelihood methods and exponential families

Distance-based models

Appendix

About the Series

Chapman & Hall/CRC Monographs on Statistics and Applied Probability

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MAT029000
MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General