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Mosteller, Frederick 1916-2006

Works: 155 works in 788 publications in 6 languages and 19,570 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Biography  Textbooks  Programmed instructional materials  Methods (Music)  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: QA276, 519.5
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Probability with statistical applications by Frederick Mosteller( Book )

64 editions published between 1961 and 1980 in English and Italian and held by 1,449 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 )

29 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume are papers derived from the Harvard University Faculty Seminar on the Coleman Report. The Carnegie Corporation provided funds to support a faculty seminar for the academic year 1966-1967. Out of this seminar developed this present collection of articles written by a number of outstanding educators bearing on the main themes of the seminar. Included are: (1) a section dealing with the historical development of the Coleman Report and critical analyses of its content and practical applicability; (2) implications for the future of equal educational opportunity in America; and, (3) appendices describing the nature of research methodology employed in the Coleman Report. (Sb)
Understanding robust and exploratory data analysis by David C Hoaglin( Book )

25 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 1,085 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
Fifty challenging problems in probability with solutions by Frederick Mosteller( Book )

57 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can you solve the problem of "The Unfair Subway"? -- Marvin's adventures in probability are one of the fifty intriguing puzzles that illustrate both elementary ad advanced aspects of probability, each problem designed to challenge the mathematically inclined. From "The Flippant Juror" and "The Prisoner's Dilemma" to "The Cliffhanger" and "The Clumsy Chemist," they provide an ideal supplement for all who enjoy the stimulating fun of mathematics. Professor Frederick Mosteller, who teaches statistics at Harvard University, has chosen the problems for originality, general interest, or because they demonstrate valuable techniques. In addition, the problems are graded as to difficulty and many have considerable stature. Indeed, one has "enlivened the research lives of many excellent mathematicians." Detailed solutions are included. There is every probability you'll need at least a few of them
Data analysis and regression : a second course in statistics by Frederick Mosteller( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in English and Russian and held by 890 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
Medical uses of statistics by John C Bailar( Book )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists mostly of reprints of articles originally published in The New England journal of medicine
Exploring data tables, trends, and shapes by Editor:David C Hoaglin( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 835 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
Evidence matters : randomized trials in education research by Frederick Mosteller( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pre-election polls of 1948; report to the Committee on Analysis of Pre-election Polls and Forecasts, by Frederick Mosteller [et al.] with the collaboration of Leonard W. Doob [et al.] by Frederick Mosteller( Book )

10 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probability and statistics by Frederick Mosteller( Book )

22 editions published between 1961 and 1973 in English and held by 554 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
Planning and analysis of observational studies by William Gemmell Cochran( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 552 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
Stochastic models for learning by Robert R Bush( Book )

23 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 530 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)
Sturdy statistics: nonparametrics and order statistics by Frederick Mosteller( Book )

14 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 516 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
Inference and disputed authorship : the Federalist by Frederick Mosteller( Book )

22 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 497 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
Fundamentals of exploratory analysis of variance by David C Hoaglin( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 441 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
Statistics and public policy by William Fairley( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 416 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
Beginning statistics with data analysis by Frederick Mosteller( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 384 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. The first four chapters present a brief course in exploratory data analysis. The authors place special emphasis on methods for collecting data and offer an elementary treatment of multiple regression. A concluding chapter on the design of comparative experiments links the basic ideas of design to previously discussed methods of analysis. Each chapter and section concludes with review problems. Suitable for undergraduate students, the text requires only one year of high school algebra. This authoritative treatment was co-written by Frederick Mosteller, one of the twentieth century's preeminent statisticians and the founding chairman of Harvard's Department of Statistics, and Stephen Fienberg, a leader of statistics departments at the University of Minnesota and Carnegie Mellon University and who is internationally known for innovative statistical research and its application to social science and public policy
Probability: a first course by Frederick Mosteller( Book )

21 editions published between 1961 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Applied Bayesian and classical inference : the case of the Federalist papers by Frederick Mosteller( Book )

18 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new version has two additions. First, at the suggestion of Stephen Stigler I we have replaced the Table of Contents by what he calls an Analytic Table of Contents. Following the title of each section or subsection is a description of the content of the section. This material helps the reader in several ways, for example: by giving a synopsis of the book, by explaining where the various data tables are and what they deal with, by telling what theory is described where. We did several distinct full studies for the Federalist papers as well as many minor side studies. Some or all may offer information both to the applied and the theoretical reader. We therefore try to give in this Contents more than the few cryptic words in a section heading to ~peed readers in finding what they want. Seconq, we have prepared an extra chapter dealing with authorship work published from. about 1969 to 1983. Although a chapter cannot compre hensively Gover a field where many books now appear, it can mention most ofthe book-length works and the main thread of authorship' studies published in English. We founq biblical authorship studies so extensive and com plicated that we thought it worthwhile to indicate some papers that would bring out the controversies that are taking place. We hope we have given the flavor of developments over the 15 years mentioned. We have also corrected a few typographical errors
Quality of life and technology assessment by Institute of Medicine Staff( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 249 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
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Frederick Mosteller American statistician

Frederick Mosteller Amerikaans statisticus (1916-2006)

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Fifty challenging problems in probability with solutionsMedical uses of statisticsExploring data tables, trends, and shapesEvidence matters : randomized trials in education researchInference and disputed authorship : the FederalistFundamentals of exploratory analysis of varianceQuality of life and technology assessment