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1st Edition

Pragmatics of Uncertainty

ISBN 9781498719841
Published September 27, 2016 by Chapman & Hall
352 Pages 64 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

A fair question to ask of an advocate of subjective Bayesianism (which the author is) is "how would you model uncertainty?" In this book, the author writes about how he has done it using real problems from the past, and offers additional comments about the context in which he was working.

Table of Contents

Bayesian Paleoethnobotany
Statistical Sampling in Tax Audits
A Statistical Analysis of Adverse Impact of Employer Decisions
Subjective Bayesian Analysis for Surveys with Missing Data
Missing Data in the Forensic Context
Bayesian Demography: Projecting the Iraqi Kurdish Population
An Allegation of Examination Copying
Vote Tampering in a District Justice Election in Beaver County, PA
The Effect of Intensity of Effort to Reach Survey Respondents: A
Toronto Smoking Survey
Comparing Harm Done by Mobility and Class Absence: Missing Students
and Missing Data
Hierarchical Models for Employment Decisions
Age- and Time-Varying Proportional Hazards Models for Employment
Error Analysis for Small Angle Neutron Scattering Datasets Using
Bayesian Inference
Impacts of Beliefs about Tropical Cyclone Detection on Conclusions
about Trends in Tropical Cyclone Number
The Number of Killings in Southern Rural Norway


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Dr. Polhemus is Chief Technology Officer for Statpoint Technologies, Inc. and directs the development of STATGRAPHICS. He received his B.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University, under the tutelage of Dr. J. Stuart Hunter. Dr. Polhemus spent two years as an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and six years as an assistant professor in the Engineering School at Princeton University.Dr. Polhemus founded Statistical Graphics Corporation in 1980 to develop and promote the STATGRAPHICS software program. In 1983, he founded Strategy Plus, Inc., which developed EXECUSTAT for DOS. Dr. Polhemus founded NWP Associates, Inc., in 1993 to develop STATLETS, a set of Java applets which permit statistical data analysis over the Internet. In 1999 development of STATGRAPHICS was assumed by Statpoint Technologies, Inc.Dr. Polhemus lives in northern Virginia with his wife Caroline and is the proud father of four sons: Christopher, Gregory, Leland, and Michael.