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Hand, D. J. (David J.) 1950-

Works: 175 works in 783 publications in 5 languages and 16,481 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Classification  Festschriften 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, htt, Narrator, Contributor, Interviewee
Classifications: QA276, 519.5
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by D. J Hand
Statistics : a very short introduction by D. J Hand( )

31 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Statistical ideas and methods underlie just about every aspect of modern life. From randomized clinical trials in medical research, to statistical models of risk in banking and hedge fund industries, to the statistical tools used to probe vast astronomical databases, the field of statistics has become centrally important to how we understand our world. But the discipline underlying all these is not the dull statistics of the popular imagination. Long gone are the days of manual arithmetic manipulation. Nowadays statistics is a dynamic discipline, revolutionized by the computer, which uses advanced software tools to probe numerical data, seeking structures, patterns, and relationships. This Very Short Introduction sets the study of statistics in context, describing its history and giving examples of its impact, summarizes methods of gathering and evaluating data, and explains the role played by the science of chance, of probability, in statistical methods. The book also explores deep philosophical issues of induction-how we use statistics to discern the true nature of reality from the limited observations we necessarily must make
The improbability principle : why coincidences, miracles, and rare events happen every day by D. J Hand( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An eye-opening and engrossing look at rare moments, why they occur, and how they shape our world In The Improbability Principle, the renowned statistician David J. Hand unveils his groundbreaking argument that extraordinarily rare events are in fact commonplace. Weaving together fascinating new ways to think about chance, Hand highlights his "law of near enough," the "look elsewhere effect," and more, doing for probability what Newton's laws of motion did for mechanics. Through humorous and engaging tales of two-time lottery winners, gambling gone wrong, and bizarre coincidences that we can't quite fathom, Hand argues that extremely unlikely events must happen, and no mystical or supernatural explanation is necessary to understand why. Hand's investigation, grounded in statistics and brought to life with fascinating anecdotes, finally explains "unexplainable" events such as unexpectedly bumping into a friend in a foreign country and coming across an unfamiliar word twice in one day. Along the way, we learn what the Bible and Shakespeare have in common, just how to win the lottery, why financial crashes are par for the course, and why lightning does strike the same place (and the same person) more than once. As Hand makes clear, we can rest assured that we'll experience a "miracle" roughly once per month. An irresistible adventure into the laws behind chance moments, The Improbability Principle transforms how we think about business decisions, everyday encounters, serendipity, and luck"--
Principles of data mining by D. J Hand( Book )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics include the role of metadata, how to handle missing data, and data preprocessing."--Jacket
Construction and assessment of classification rules by D. J Hand( )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Construction and Assessment of Classification Rules is an accessible book presenting the central issues and placing particular emphasis on comparison, performance assessment and how to match method to application. Some unusual allocation problems are outlined and a detailed discussion of performance assessment is included. The methods used for different application domains, such as parametric method, smoothing methods and recursive partitioning are described. The author reviews different approaches and guides researchers and users to suitable classes of techniques
The wellbeing of nations : meaning, motive and measurement by Paul Allin( )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is national wellbeing and what is progress? Why measure these definitions? Why are measures beyond economic performance needed and how will they be used? How do we measure national wellbeing & turn the definitions into observable quantities? Where are we now and where to next? These questions are asked and answered in this much needed, timely book. The Wellbeing of Nations provides an accessible and comprehensive overview of the measurement of national well-being, examining whether national wellbeing is more than the sum of the wellbeing of everyone in the country, and identifying and reviewing requirements for new measures. It begins with definitions, describes how to operationalize those definitions, and takes a critical look at the uses to which such measures are to be put. The authors examine initiatives from around the world, using the UK 'measuring national wellbeing programme' as a case study throughout the book, along with case studies drawn from other countries, as well as discussion of the position in some countries not yet drawn into the national wellbeing scene"--
Intelligent data analysis : an introduction by M Berthold( Book )

49 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This monograph is a detailed introductory presentation of the key classes of intelligent data analysis methods. The twelve coherently written chapters by leading experts provide complete coverage of the core issues. The first half of the book is devoted to the discussion of classical statistical issues, ranging from the basic concepts of probability, through general notions of inference, to advanced multivariate and time series methods, as well as a detailed discussion of the increasingly important Bayesian approaches and Support Vector Machines. The following chapters then concentrate on the area of machine learning and artificial intelligence and provide introductions into the topics of rule induction methods, neural networks, fuzzy logic, and stochastic search methods. The book concludes with a chapter on Visualization and a higher-level overview of the IDA processes, which illustrates the breadth of application of the presented ideas"--Back cover
Finite mixture distributions by Brian Everitt( Book )

15 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finite mixture distributions arise in a variety of applications ranging from the length distribution of fish to the content of DNA in the nuclei of liver cells. The literature surrounding them is large and goes back to the end of the last century when Karl Pearson published his well-known paper on estimating the five parameters in a mixture of two normal distributions. In this text we attempt to review this literature and in addition indicate the practical details of fitting such distributions to sample data. Our hope is that the monograph will be useful to statisticians interested in mixture distributions and to reƯ search workers in other areas applying such distributions to their data. We would like to express our gratitude to Mrs Bertha Lakey for typing the manuscript. Institute oj Psychiatry B.S. Everitt University of London D. l Hand 1980 CHAPTER I General introduction 1. 1 Introduction This monograph is concerned with statistical distributions which can be expressed as superpositions of (usually simpler) component distributions. Such superpositions are termed mixture distributions or compound distributions. For example, the distribution of height in a population of children might be expressed as follows: h(height) = fg(height: age)f(age)d age (1. 1) where g(height: age) is the conditional distribution of height on age, and/(age) is the age distribution of the children in the population
Discrimination and classification by D. J Hand( Book )

25 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distribution-free methods; Parameterized distributions; Linear discriminant functions; Discrete variables; Variable selection; Cluster analysis; Miscellaneous topics
Multivariate analysis of variance and repeated measures : a practical approach for behavioural scientists by D. J Hand( Book )

37 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between-subjects analysis. Within-subjects analysis. Multivariate tests. Sequential and simultanous test procedures
Analysis of repeated measures by M. J Crowder( Book )

28 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An attempt to bring together the methods which exist for analyzing repeated measures experiments. The book is fairly mathematical and is intended for use by consultant statisticians rather than by their clients
A handbook of small data sets by D. J Hand( Book )

29 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Teachers of statistical methodology frequently fabricate data sets to illustrate techniques or phenomena or for use in examination questions. This is not ideal, as artificial data sets can hinde from the student the relevance and importance of statistics in the modern world. This book offers teachers more than 500 real small data sets, each of which is accompanied by a description of the real-life problem leading to it. The book thus provides a unique collection of actual scenarios and data that can be used to illustrate statistical techniques, enabling teachers to provide convincing worked example and set realistic exercises."--Publisher's description
Methods and models in statistics : in honour of Professor John Nelder, FRS. by Niall M Adams( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Nelder is one of today's leading statisticians, having made an impact on many parts of the discipline. This book contains reviews of some of those areas, written by top researchers. It is accessible to non-specialists, and is noteworthy for its breadth of coverage
Advances in intelligent data analysis : third international symposium, IDA-99, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, August 9-11, 1999 : proceedings by D. J Hand( Book )

26 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Intelligent Data Analysis, IDA-99 held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in August 1999. The 21 revised full papers and 23 posters presented in the book were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of more than 100 submissions. The papers address all current aspects of intelligent data analysis; they are organized in sections on learning, visualization, classification and clustering, integration, applications and media mining
The Statistical consultant in action by D. J Hand( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work presents the human side of statistical consulting and illustrates the problems and opportunities that can arise for the modern consultant. Contributions demonstrate that statistical consultancy provides a broad spectrum of intellectually stimulating problems
Pattern detection and discovery : ESF Exploratory Workshop, London, UK, September 16-19, 2002 : proceedings by D. J Hand( Book )

25 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of an international workshop on Pattern Detection and Discovery organized by the European Science Foundation in London, UK in September 2002. The 17 revised full papers presented were carefully selected and reviewed for inclusion in this state-of-the-art book. Six papers present an introduction and general issues in the emerging field. Four papers are devoted to association rules. Four papers deal with various aspects of text mining and Web mining, and three papers explore advanced applications
ROC curves for continuous data by W. J Krzanowski( )

18 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They consider the impact of covariates on ROC curves, examine the important special problem of comparing two ROC curves, and cover Bayesian methods for ROC analysis
Information generation : how data rule our world by D. J Hand( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Information Generation is the story of the role that numbers and data play in our lives, and the myriad ways this information can be used and abused. Covering marketing surveys, credit card fraud, and the importance of decimal points in numbers involved with space exploration, David Hand's account provides insight into one of the most overlooked and important concepts in human society."--Jacket
Artificial intelligence and psychiatry by D. J Hand( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and French and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark data : why what you don't know matters by D. J Hand( )

12 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and Italian and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Data describe and represent the world. However, no matter how big they may be, data sets don't - indeed cannot - capture everything. Data are measurements - and, as such, they represent only what has been measured. They don't necessarily capture all the information that is relevant to the questions we may want to ask. If we do not take into account what may be missing/unknown in the data we have, we may find ourselves unwittingly asking questions that our data cannot actually address, come to mistaken conclusions, and make disastrous decisions. In this book, David Hand looks at the ubiquitous phenomenon of "missing data." He calls this "dark data" (making a comparison to "dark matter" - i.e., matter in the universe that we know is there, but which is invisible to direct measurement). He reveals how we can detect when data is missing, the types of settings in which missing data are likely to be found, and what to do about it. It can arise for many reasons, which themselves may not be obvious - for example, asymmetric information in wars; time delays in financial trading; dropouts in clinical trials; deliberate selection to enhance apparent performance in hospitals, policing, and schools; etc. What becomes clear is that measuring and collecting more and more data (big data) will not necessarily lead us to better understanding or to better decisions. We need to be vigilant to what is missing or unknown in our data, so that we can try to control for it. How do we do that? We can be alert to the causes of dark data, design better data-collection strategies that sidestep some of these causes - and, we can ask better questions of our data, which will lead us to deeper insights and better decisions"--
Measurement : a very short introduction by D. J Hand( Book )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this very short introduction, David J. Hand explains the common mathematical framework underlying all measurement, and describes the concepts and methods fundamental to measurement in all its forms. Following a brief historical account, he discusses the ways in which notions of measurement are central to science and technology, trade and commerce, manufacturing, and medicine."
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Statistics : a very short introduction
Principles of data miningConstruction and assessment of classification rulesIntelligent data analysis : an introductionMultivariate analysis of variance and repeated measures : a practical approach for behavioural scientistsAnalysis of repeated measuresA handbook of small data setsMethods and models in statistics : in honour of Professor John Nelder, FRS.The Statistical consultant in action
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