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Author Thompson, James R. (James Robert), 1938-
Title Empirical model building [electronic resource] : data, models, and reality / James R. Thompson.
Publication Info. Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2011.
Edition 2nd ed.
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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOK-ebrary    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description xvii, 430 p. : ill.
Series Wiley series in probability and statistics ; 794
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "This book presents a hands-on approach to the basic principles of empirical model building through the shrewd mixture of differential equations, computer-intensive methods, and data in a single-volume. It includes a series of real-world statistical problems illustrating modeling skills and techniques that are applicable to a broad range of audiences from applied statisticians to practicing MBAs. It covers models of growth and decay, systems where competition and interaction add to the complexity of the model, and discusses both classical and non-classical data analysis methods, alongside an extended list of more than twenty essential topics. The author also includes numerous exercises, an emphasis on computational finance and Bayesian techniques, and timely discussions of epidemics, quality control, and chaos in a dynamic world"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2012. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Subject Experimental design.
Mathematical models.
Mathematical statistics.
Added Author ebrary, Inc.
ISBN 9780470467039
9781118109625 (e-book)
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