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Mosteller, Frederick 1916-2006

Works: 173 works in 665 publications in 6 languages and 18,592 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  Records and correspondence  Textbooks  Methods 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Compiler
Classifications: QA276, 519.5
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Evidence matters randomized trials in education research by Frederick Mosteller( )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 2,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annotation Opinions about education programs and practices are offered frequently -- by children, parents, teachers, and policymakers. Credible studies of the impact of programs on the performance of children are far less frequent. Researchers use a variety of tools to determine their impact and efficacy, including sample surveys, narrative studies, and exploratory research. However, randomized field trials, which are commonly used in other disciplines, are rarely employed to measure the impact of education practice. Evidence Matters explores the history and current status of research in education and encourages the more frequent use of such trials. Judith Gueron (Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation), discusses the challenges involved in randomized trials and offers practical advice drawn experience. Robert Boruch (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), Dorothy de Moya (Campbell Collaboration Secretariat), and Brooke Snyder (University of Pennsylvania) explore the use of randomized field trials in education and other fields. David Cohen, Stephen Raudenbush, and Deborah Loewenberg Ball (all from the University of Michigan) review the history of progress in education over the past forty years and urge increased research on coherent instruction regimes. Maris Vinovskis (University of Michigan) examines the history and role of the U.S. Department of Education in developing rigorous evaluation of federal programs, and suggests a new National Center for Evaluation and Development. Thomas Cook and Monique Renee Payne (both from Northwestern University) take on the claim that randomized field trials are inappropriate in the U.S. education system. Gary Burtless (Brookings Institution)explores the political and professional factors that influence randomized field trials in economic programs, examining possible explanations for their lack of frequent use in education. Carol Weiss (Harvard University) provides a brief history of community studies in the United
Probability with statistical applications by Frederick Mosteller( Book )
52 editions published between 1961 and 1980 in English and Italian and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Probability and statistics: the atudy of variability: Permutations combinations,and the binomial theorem; Probability: equally likely outcomes; General theory of probability for discrete sample spaces; Numbers determined by experiments: random variables; Variability: mesures of spread; Joint distributins and binomial distribution by the normal: The central limit theorem; Some statistical applications probability; Theory of sanpling. Variances of suns and of avesages; Least squares, curve-fitting, and regression; Statistical inference for measuded variales; Projects for high-speed computers
On equality of educational opportunity by Frederick Mosteller( Book )
25 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Understanding robust and exploratory data analysis by David C Hoaglin( Book )
23 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stem-and-leaf displays; Letter values: a set of selected order statistics; boxplots and batch comparison; Transforming data; Resistant lines for versus; Analysis of two-way tables by medians; Examining residuals; Mathematical aspects of transformation; Introduction to more refined estimators; Comparing location estimators: trimmed means, medians, and trimean; M-estimators of location: an outline of the theory; Robust scale estimators and confidence intervals for location
Exploring data tables, trends, and shapes by David C Hoaglin( Book )
19 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
WILEY-INTERSCIENCE PAPERBACK SERIES The Wiley-Interscience Paperback Series consists of selected books that have been made more accessible to consumers in an effort to increase global appeal and general circulation. With these new unabridged softcover volumes, Wiley hopes to extend the lives of these works by making them available to future generations of statisticians, mathematicians, and scientists. "Exploring Data Tables, Trends, and Shapes (EDTTS) was written as a companion volume to the same editors' book, Understanding Robust and Exploratory Data Analysis (UREDA). Whereas UREDA is a coll
Medical uses of statistics by John C Bailar( Book )
16 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Consists mostly of reprints of articles originally published in The New England journal of medicine
Data analysis and regression : a second course in statistics by Frederick Mosteller( Book )
13 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Approaching data analysis; Indication and indicators; Displays and summaries for batches; Straightening curves and plots; The practice of re-expression; Need we re-express? Hunting out the real uncertainty; A method of direct assessment; Two-and more-way tables; Robust and resistant measures; Standardizing for comparison; Regression for fitting; Woes of regression coefficients; A class of mechanisms for fitting; Guided regression; Examining regression residuals
Fifty challenging problems in probability with solutions by Frederick Mosteller( Book )
49 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sck drawer; Sucessive wins; The flippant juror; Trials until first success; Coin in square; Chuck-a-luck; Curing the compulsive gambler; Perfect bridge hand; Craps; An experiment in personal taste for money prisoners dilemma; Collecting coupons, including Eulers approximation for harmanic suns; The theater row; Will second-best be runner-up? Twin knights; Am even split at coin tossing, inchuding Stirlings approximation; Isaac Newton helps Samuel Pepys; The three-cornered duel; Shauld you sample with or withaut replacement? The ballot box; Fies in matching pennies; The infair subway; Lengths of random Chords; The hurried duelers; Catching the cautions counterfreited; Catching the greedy counterfeiter, including the Poisson distribution; Moldy gelatin; Eveningthe sales. Birthday hairing; Finding your birthmate; Relating the birthday haitings and birthmate problemes. Birthday holidays; The cliff-hanger; Gamblers ruim; Bold play vs. Cantions play; The thick coin. Digression: A note on the principle of symmetry chemist; The firstace; The locomotive probem; The little end of the stick; The broken bar; Winning an uinfair game; matches; Choosing the largest dowry; Choosing the largest random number. Doubling your accuracy; Random quadratic equatins; Tubdimensional random walk; Three-dilmensional random walk; Buffons needle; Buffons needle with horizontal and vertical rulings; hoong needles; molinas urns
Planning and analysis of observational studies by William G Cochran( Book )
8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Treats studies, primarily in human populations, that show casual effects of certain agents, procedures, treatment or programs. Deals with the difficulties that comparative observational studies have because of bias in their design and analysis. Systematically considers the many sources of bias and discusses how care in matching or adjustment of results can reduce the effects of bias in these investigations
Probability and statistics by Frederick Mosteller( Book )
21 editions published between 1961 and 1973 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Probability and Statistics. The study of variability; Permutations, combinations, and the binomial theorem; A first book at probability: equally likely outcomes; General theory of probability for finite sample space; numbers determined by experiments. Random variable; point distributions and continuous distributions; Repeated trials wth two types of outcomes; Some statistical applications of probabity; Theory of sampling
Stochastic models for learning by Robert R Bush( Book )
22 editions published between 1955 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The object of this book is to contribute to the study of learning--one of the many fields of psychology. A possible probabilistic framework or model for analyzing data from a variety of experiments on animal and human learning is presented. This model is described in general terms and is applied to a number of experiments. The stress is on the viewpoint that learning is probabilistic or stochastic--that events change the probabilities of the various responses. The book is divided into two main parts. The first presents the general model, describes many of its formal properties, and considers a number of special cases. The second part applies the model to a number of experiments on learning and treats the statistical problems of estimating parameters and measuring goodness of fit. The mathematics used is given in detail in an elementary manner. Serious mathematical difficulties are avoided by Monte Carlo or stat-rat trials that simulate learning experiments by means of routines based on random numbers. Stat-rat trials facilitate the comparison of actual observations with the model. Several special tables will help the reader apply the model to his own experiments"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved)
Statistics by example by Joint Committee on the Curriculum in Statistics and Probability( Book )
40 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sturdy statistics: nonparametrics and order statistics by Frederick Mosteller( Book )
12 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Normal and non-normal data; Applications of the binomial and multinomial distributions; Ranking methods for two independent samples; Normal approximation for the mann-whitney test; Wicoxon's signed rank test; Rank correlation; Rare events: the poisson distribution; The exact chi-square distribution; Applying chi-square to counted data: basic ideas; Order statistics: distributions of probabilities, confidence limits, tolerance limits; Order statistics: point estimation; Designing your own statistical test or measure; Discrete distribution of a random variable
Quality of life and technology assessment by Institute of Medicine Staff( )
8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In fields as diverse as health technology assessment, health care quality assurance, and health services research, the hunt for reliable and valid measures of health outcomes intensified greatly in the 1980s. At the same time, the concept of health status expanded to encompass "quality of life." Neither health status nor quality of life is a completely developed concept; neither has behind it a body of literature that fully documents the range or quality of usable measures and instruments. This monograph selectively surveys the quality-of-life field, offering examples of the use of these types of measures in technology assessment and related applications. Particular attention is given to their use in pharmaceutical trials, where they have received the broadest exposure. Contents: Conceptual background and issues in quality of life. The use of quality-of-life measures in technology assessment. Quality-of-life measures in liver transplantation. Quality-of-life measures and methods used to study antihypertensive medications, The use of Qualityof-life measures in private sector. Assessing quality of life: Measures and utility. Applications of quality-of-life measures and areas for cooperative research
Fundamentals of exploratory analysis of variance by David C Hoaglin( Book )
11 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The analysis of variance is presented as an exploratory component of data analysis, while retaining the customary least squares fitting methods. Balanced data layouts are used to reveal key ideas and techniques for exploration. The approach emphasizes both the individual observations and the separate parts that the analysis produces. Most chapters include exercises and the appendices give selected percentage points of the Gaussian, t, F chi-squared and studentized range distributions"--Publisher's website
Inference and disputed authorship: The Federalist by Frederick Mosteller( Book )
18 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The 1964 publication of Inference and Disputed Authorship made the cover of Time magazine and the attention of academics and the public alike for its use of statistical methodology to solve one of American history's most notorious questions: the disputed authorship of the Federalist Papers." "Back in print for a new generation of readers, this classic volume applies mathematics, including the once-controversial Bayesian analysis, into the heart of a literary and historical problem by studying frequently used words in the texts. The reissue of this landmark book will be welcomed by anyone interested in the juncture of history, political science, and authorship."--Jacket
Beginning statistics with data analysis by Frederick Mosteller( Book )
15 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This introduction to the world of statistics draws examples from a broad range of applications, including business, government, medicine, social sciences, biology, and everyday life. Topics include exploratory data analysis, methods for collecting data, formal statistical inference, and techniques of regression and analysis of variance. Each chapter and section concludes with review problems. 1983 edition
Statistics and public policy by W. B Fairley( Book )
8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduction to statistics and public policy; Exploratory data analysis; Statistical analysis in policy issues; Statistical methods for policy analysis; Decision making; Statistical models in legal settings
Costs, risks, and benefits of surgery ( Book )
5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Mosteller, C. Frederick
Mosteller, Charles Frederick
Mosteller, Charles Frederick 1916-2006
Mosteller, F.
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