Feb 10th, 2009| 04:37 pm | Posted by hlee

A continuation from my posting, titled circumspect frequentist.

Title: **Statistical Models: Theory and Practice** (click for the publisher’s website)

My one line review, rather a comment several months ago was

Bias in asymptotic standard errors is not a familiar topic for astronomers

and I don’t understand why I wrote it but I think I came up this comment owing to my pursuit of modeling measurement errors occurring in astronomical researches. Continue reading ‘A book by David Freedman’ »

Feb 1st, 2009| 10:45 pm | Posted by hlee

The first issue of this year’s IMS bulletin has an obituary, from which the following is quoted. Continue reading ‘Circumspect frequentist’ »

Jul 8th, 2008| 07:27 pm | Posted by hlee

Astronomers confront with various censored and truncated data. Often these types of data are called after famous scientists who generalized them, like Eddington bias. When these censored or truncated data become the subject of study in statistics, instead of naming them, statisticians try to model them so that the uncertainty can be quantified. This area is called **survival analysis**. If your library has *The American Statistician* subscription and you are an astronomer handles censored or truncated data sets, this primer would be useful for briefly conceptualizing statistics jargon in survival analysis and for characterizing uncertainties residing in your data. Continue reading ‘Survival Analysis: A Primer’ »

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