# American Statistical Association

# The American Statistician

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### 2011, Volume 65, Issue 3

**143-148 Statistical Sleuthing by Leveraging Human Nature: A Study of Olympic Figure Skating***by*Emerson, John W. & Arnold, Taylor B.**149-153 Using Randomized Confidence Limits to Balance Risk: An Application to Medicare Investigations***by*Gilliland, Dennis & Edwards, Don**154-163 The Identification of â€œUnusualâ€ Health-Care Providers From a Hierarchical Model***by*Jones, Hayley E. & Spiegelhalter, David J.**164-166 A Note on Comparing the Power of Test Statistics at Low Significance Levels***by*Morris, Nathan & Elston, Robert**167-169 Fisherâ€™s Conditionality Principle in Statistical Pattern Recognition***by*Priebe, Carey E.**170-176 Swivelling Probabilitiesâ€”The Winning Hand at Poker***by*Barr, G. D. I. & Dowie, K.**177-182 AP Statistics: Building Bridges Between High School and College Statistics Education***by*Franklin, Christine & Hartlaub, Brad & Peck, Roxy & Scheaffer, Richard & Thiel, David & Tranbarger Freier, Katherine**183-189 A Capstone Course for Undergraduate Statistics Majors***by*Lazar, Nicole A. & Reeves, Jaxk & Franklin, Christine**190-197 Missteps in Multiple Regression Student Projects: Beyond Association-Not-Causation***by*Smith, Marlene A.**198-199 The Expectation of Sample Central Moments***by*Kong, Yong**200-200 Section Editorâ€™s Notes***by*Oster, Robert A.

### 2011, Volume 65, Issue 2

**71-79 Are Biostatistics Students Prepared to Succeed in the Era of Interdisciplinary Science? (And How Will We Know?)***by*Begg, Melissa D. & Vaughan, Roger D.**80-88 Statistics in the News***by*Plante, Jean-FranÃ§ois & Reid, Nancy**89-95 Skewness-Invariant Measures of Kurtosis***by*Jones, M. C. & Rosco, J. F. & Pewsey, Arthur**96-103 Distributional Characteristics: Just a Few More Moments***by*McDonald, James B. & Turley, Patrick**104-109 A Practical Way for Computing Approximate Lower and Upper Correlation Bounds***by*Demirtas, Hakan & Hedeker, Donald**110-112 A Geometrical Interpretation of an Alternative Formula for the Sample Covariance***by*Hayes, Kevin**113-114 Section Editorâ€™s Notes***by*Oster, Robert A.**115-126 Using Infer.NET for Statistical Analyses***by*Wang, S. S. J. & Wand, M. P.**127-135 Group Sequential Methods and Software Applications***by*Zhu, Li & Ni, Liyun & Yao, Bin

### 2011, Volume 65, Issue 1

**1-10 Rethinking Assessment of Student Learning in Statistics Courses***by*Garfield, Joan & Zieffler, Andrew & Kaplan, Daniel & Cobb, George W. & Chance, Beth L. & Holcomb, John P.**11-15 Structured Testing of 2Ã—2 Factorial Effects: An Analytic Plan Requiring Fewer Observations***by*Small, Dylan S. & Volpp, Kevin G. & Rosenbaum, Paul R.**16-20 Efficient Classification-Based Relabeling in Mixture Models***by*Cron, Andrew J. & West, Mike**21-30 Optimal Nonbipartite Matching and Its Statistical Applications***by*Lu, Bo & Greevy, Robert & Xu, Xinyi & Beck, Cole**31-36 Permutation and F Distribution of Tests in the Multivariate General Linear Model***by*Zeng, Chan & Pan, Zhaoxing & MaWhinney, Samantha & BarÃ³n, Anna E. & Zerbe, Gary O.**37-42 Eulerâ€™s Contributions to Mathematics Useful in Statistics***by*David, Herbert A.**43-43 Section Editorâ€™s Notes***by*Oster, Robert A.**44-54 Concerns About Maximum Likelihood Estimation for the Three-Parameter Weibull Distribution: Case Study of Statistical Software***by*Harper, William V. & Eschenbach, Ted G. & James, Thomas R.**55-60 Previously Unrecognized Links Between Statistical Dependence and Some Common Modes of Convergence***by*Du, Yeting & Hundt, Christopher & Wolfson, David B.

### 2010, Volume 64, Issue 4

**277-281 The Changing History of Robustness***by*Stigler, Stephen M.**282-290 Nano-Project Qualifying Exam Process: An Intensified Dialogue Between Students and Faculty***by*Blitzstein, Joseph & Meng, Xiao-Li**291-298 Construction of Confidence Intervals and Regions for Ordered Binomial Probabilities***by*Li, Zhiguo & Taylor, Jeremy M. G. & Nan, Bin**299-309 Using the Cross-Match Test to Appraise Covariate Balance in Matched Pairs***by*Heller, Ruth & Rosenbaum, Paul R. & Small, Dylan S.**310-317 Identifying Key Statistical Papers From 1985 to 2002 Using Citation Data for Applied Biostatisticians***by*Schell, Michael J.**318-324 A Note on the Indeterminacy of the Random-Effects Distribution in Hierarchical Models***by*Alonso, Ariel & LitiÃ¨re, Saskia & Laenen, Annouschka**325-334 Adding Spatially-Correlated Errors Can Mess Up the Fixed Effect You Love***by*Hodges, James S. & Reich, Brian J.**335-339 A General Example for Benford Data***by*Block, Henry W. & Savits, Thomas H.**340-344 Simpsonâ€™s Paradox From Adding Constants in Contingency Tables as an Example of Bayesian Noncollapsibility***by*Greenland, Sander**345-349 A Decision-Theoretic Formulation of Fisherâ€™s Approach to Testing***by*Rice, Kenneth**350-356 Variance Stabilizing the Difference of Two Binomial Proportions***by*Kulinskaya, Elena & Morgenthaler, Stephan & Staudte, Robert G.

### 2010, Volume 64, Issue 3

**197-204 Strategies for Pulling the Goalie in Hockey***by*Beaudoin, David & Swartz, Tim B.**205-211 Two Pitfalls in Survival Analyses of Time-Dependent Exposure: A Case Study in a Cohort of Oscar Nominees***by*Wolkewitz, Martin & Allignol, Arthur & Schumacher, Martin & Beyersmann, Jan**212-220 Ronald Fisher and Gertrude Cox: Two Statistical Pioneers Sometimes Cooperate and Sometimes Collide***by*Hall, Nancy S.**221-227 When Can One Test an Explanation? Compare and Contras Benfordâ€™s Law and the Fuzzy CLT***by*Aldous, David & Phan, Tung**228-230 A Moment Generating Function Proof of the Lindebergâ€“LÃ©vy Central Limit Theorem***by*Inlow, Mark**231-233 When Finiteness Matters: Counterexamples to Notions of Covariance,Â Correlation, and Independence***by*Mukhopadhyay, Nitis**234-241 A Geometric Comparison of the Delta and Fieller Confidence Intervals***by*Hirschberg, Joe & Lye, Jenny**242-249 Fixed-Width Sequential Confidence Intervals for a Proportion***by*Frey, Jesse**250-256 Closed Form Prediction Intervals Applied for Disease Counts***by*Wang, Hsiuying**257-262 On the Probability of Improved Accuracy With Increased Sample Size***by*Webb, Russell Y. & Smith, Peter J. & Firag, Abdulla**263-267 Consistency of Normal-Distribution-Based Pseudo Maximum Likelihood Estimates When Data Are Missing at Random***by*Yuan, Ke-Hai & Bentler, Peter M.

### 2010, Volume 64, Issue 2

**97-107 Computing in the Statistics Curricula***by*Nolan, Deborah & Temple Lang, Duncan**108-115 Calculating Strength of Schedule, and Choosing Teams for March Madness***by*Fearnhead, Paul & Taylor, Benjamin M.**116-120 Estimation in Reversible Markov Chains***by*Annis, David H. & Kiessler, Peter C. & Lund, Robert & Steuber, Tara L.**121-130 Rank-Based Analyses of Stratified Experiments: Alternatives to the van Elteren Test***by*Mehrotra, Devan V. & Lu, Xiaomin & Li, Xiaoming**131-139 Three Examples of Accurate Likelihood Inference***by*Lozada-Can, C. & Davison, A. C.**140-153 Explaining Variational Approximations***by*Ormerod, J. T. & Wand, M. P.**154-158 Improper Priors Are Not Improper***by*Taraldsen, Gunnar & Lindqvist, Bo Henry**159-163 A Note on Bayesian Inference After Multiple Imputation***by*Zhou, Xiang & Reiter, Jerome P.**164-169 Bayesian Decision Making About Small Binomial Rates With Uncertainty About the Prior***by*Longford, Nicholas T.**170-173 Is the t Confidence Interval XÌ… Â± tÎ±â€‰(n âˆ’ 1)sâ€‰/â€‰âˆšn Optimal?***by*Zuo, Yijun**174-184 The First (Known) Statistical Graph: Michael Florent van Langren and the â€œSecretâ€ of Longitude***by*Friendly, Michael & Valero-Mora, Pedro & IbÃ¡Ã±ez Ulargui, JoaquÃn**192-192 Letter to the Editor***by*Cohen, Michael P.**193-194 Letter to the Editor***by*Hogbin, Martin & Nijdam, W.

### 2010, Volume 64, Issue 1

**1-5 Passion-Driven Statistics***by*Easterling, Robert G.**6-9 Desired and Fearedâ€”Quo vadis or Quid agis?***by*Fox, David R.**10-14 Moving the Statistics Profession Forward to the Next Level***by*Hoerl, Roger W. & Snee, Ronald D.**15-18 Thoughts on the Importance of the Undergraduate Statistics Experience to the Disciplineâ€™s (and Societyâ€™s) Future***by*Kotz, Brian C.**19-20 Who Is Teaching Introductory Statistics?***by*Soler, Frank P.**21-22 The Business of Desire and Fear***by*Cleary, Rick & Woolford, Sam**23-25 Response to â€˜Desired and Fearedâ€”What Do We Do Now and Over the Next 50 Yearsâ€™ by Xiao-Li Meng***by*von Collani, Elart**26-29 Rejoinder: Better Training, Deeper Thinking, and More Policing***by*Meng, Xiao-Li**30-33 The t-Test p Value and Its Relationship to the Effect Size and P(X>Y)***by*Browne, Richard H.**34-36 Comparing Continuous and Discrete Birthday Coincidences: â€œSame-Dayâ€ versus â€œWithin 24 Hoursâ€***by*Schwarz, Wolf**37-45 On Estimating the Face Probabilities of Shaved Dice With Partial Data***by*Pavlides, Marios G. & Perlman, Michael D.**46-51 Elementary Statistical Methods and Measurement Error***by*Vardeman, Stephen B. & Wendelberger, Joanne R. & Burr, Tom & Hamada, Michael S. & Moore, Leslie M. & Jobe, J. Marcus & Morris, Max D. & Wu, Huaiqing**52-58 Resequencing Topics in an Introductory Applied Statistics Course***by*Malone, Christopher J. & Gabrosek, John & Curtiss, Phyllis & Race, Matt**59-69 A Model for an Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Program***by*Legler, Julie & Roback, Paul & Ziegler-Graham, Kathryn & Scott, James & Lane-Getaz, Sharon & Richey, Matthew**70-77 Could It Be Better to Discard 90% of the Data? A Statistical Paradox***by*Stanley, T. D. & Jarrell, Stephen B. & Doucouliagos, Hristos**78-82 Beyond the Quintessential Quincunx***by*Proschan, Michael A. & Rosenthal, Jeffrey S.**83-87 Comparison of Software Algorithms for Calculating REML Wald Type Confidence Limits for the Between-Group Variance Component in a Small Sample One-Way Random Effects Model Example***by*Lynn, Henry S. & Dong, Zhanjian & Mu, Zhe

### 2009, Volume 63, Issue 4

**297-307 Rating Movies and Rating the Raters Who Rate Them***by*Zhou, Hua & Lange, Kenneth**308-319 Variable Importance Assessment in Regression: Linear Regression versus Random Forest***by*GrÃ¶mping, Ulrike**320-327 A Fresh Look at the Discriminant Function Approach for Estimating Crude or Adjusted Odds Ratios***by*Lyles, Robert H. & Guo, Ying & Hill, Andrew N.**328-334 Representation of Multiplicative Seasonal Vector Autoregressive Moving Average Models***by*Yozgatligil, Ceylan & Wei, William W. S.**335-342 Examining Factors to Better Understand Autoregressive Models***by*Woodward, Wayne A. & Gray, Henry L. & Haney, James R. & Elliott, Alan C.**343-347 Guided Labs That Introduce Statistical Techniques Used in Research From Multiple Disciplines***by*Kuiper, Shonda & Collins, Linda**348-355 Managing Case Discussions in Introductory Business Statistics Classes: Practical Approaches for Instructors***by*Smith, Marlene A. & Bryant, Peter G.**356-360 Revisiting the Classical Occupancy Problem***by*Williamson, Patricia Pepple & Mays, Darcy P. & Abay Asmerom, Ghidewon & Yang, Yingying**361-365 Teaching Variation Reduction Using a Virtual Manufacturing Environment***by*Steiner, Stefan H. & MacKay, R. Jock**366-372 Coefficients of Determination in Logistic Regression Modelsâ€”A New Proposal: The Coefficient of Discrimination***by*Tjur, Tue**373-377 A Note on B-Splines for Semiparametric Elicitation***by*Bornkamp, BjÃ¶rn & Ickstadt, Katja**378-388 Nonlinear Models for Longitudinal Data***by*Serroyen, Jan & Molenberghs, Geert & Verbeke, Geert & Davidian, Marie**389-399 The Effective Sample Size and an Alternative Small-Sample Degrees-of-Freedom Method***by*Faes, Christel & Molenberghs, Geert & Aerts, Marc & Verbeke, Geert & Kenward, Michael G.**400-400 Section Editorâ€™s Notes***by*Oster, Robert A.

### 2009, Volume 63, Issue 3

**201-201 An Invitation: Editorâ€™s Introduction to â€œDesired and Fearedâ€”What Do We Do Now and Over the Next 50 Years?â€***by*Stufken, John**202-210 Desired and Fearedâ€”What Do We Do Now and Over the Next 50 Years?***by*Meng, Xiao-Li**211-217 A Selection Bias Conflict and Frequentist versus Bayesian Viewpoints***by*Mandel, Micha & Rinott, Yosef**218-225 A Regression Paradox for Linear Models: Sufficient Conditions and Relation to Simpsonâ€™s Paradox***by*Chen, Aiyou & Bengtsson, Thomas & Ho, Tin Kam**226-233 How Likely Is Simpsonâ€™s Paradox?***by*Pavlides, Marios G. & Perlman, Michael D.**234-238 Uniformly Hyper-Efficient Bayes Inference in a Class of Nonregular Problems***by*Nordman, Daniel J. & Vardeman, Stephen B. & Bingham, Melissa A.**239-246 Greenhouseâ€“Geisser Adjustment and the ANOVA-Type Statistic: Cousins or Twins?***by*Bathke, Arne C. & Schabenberger, Oliver & Tobias, Randall D. & Madden, Laurence V.**247-253 Unifying the Named Natural Exponential Families and Their Relatives***by*Morris, Carl N. & Lock, Kari F.**254-257 A Statistical Problem Concerning the Mar Saba Letter***by*Solow, Andrew R. & Smith, Woollcott K.**258-262 A Simple Correlation Adjustment Procedure Applied to Confidence Interval Construction***by*Andersson, Per GÃ¶sta**263-268 Does Your iPod Really Play Favorites?***by*Froelich, Amy G. & Duckworth, William M. & Culhane, Jessica**269-273 The Island Problem Revisited***by*Mehlum, Halvor**274-277 Some Suggestions for Teaching About Normal Approximations to Poisson and Binomial Distribution Functions***by*Lesch, Scott M. & Jeske, Daniel R.**278-280 A New Way to Derive Locally Most Powerful Rank Tests***by*Kuk, Anthony Y. C.**294-294 Letter to the Editor***by*Tuyl, Frank**295-295 Letter to the Editor***by*Hamedani, G. G. & Volkmer, H. W.

### 2009, Volume 63, Issue 2

**111-111 Comment***by*Johnstone, Iain**112-113 Comment***by*Gibbs, Alison & Reid, Nancy**114-114 Comment***by*Madigan, David & Gelman, Andrew**115-116 Comment***by*Hedayat, Samad & Stufken, John**117-121 Comment***by*Nolan, Deborah & Temple Lang, Duncan**122-123 Rejoinder***by*Brown, Emery N. & Kass, Robert E.**124-131 Assessing Judging Bias: An Example From the 2000 Olympic Games***by*Emerson, John W. & Seltzer, Miki & Lin, David**132-140 Approximate Confidence Intervals for p When Double Sampling***by*Ryan, Kenneth J.**141-146 Design Effect Caveats***by*Gambino, Jack G.**147-154 Easy Multiplicity Control in Equivalence Testing Using Two One-Sided Tests***by*Lauzon, Carolyn & Caffo, Brian**155-162 On the Assessment of Monte Carlo Error in Simulation-Based Statistical Analyses***by*Koehler, Elizabeth & Brown, Elizabeth & Haneuse, Sebastien J.-P. A.**163-172 Passing on the Passion for the Profession***by*Landes, Reid D.**173-178 Understanding Convergence Concepts: A Visual-Minded and Graphical Simulation-Based Approach***by*Lafaye de Micheaux, Pierre & Liquet, Benoit**179-184 The History of the Cluster Heat Map***by*Wilkinson, Leland & Friendly, Michael**185-186 A Historical Note on Zero Correlation and Independence***by*David, Herbert A.**187-188 Section Editorâ€™s Notes***by*Oster, Robert A.

### 2009, Volume 63, Issue 1

**1-8 Splitting a Predictor at the Upper Quarter or Third and the Lower Quarter or Third***by*Gelman, Andrew & Park, David K.**9-16 Sample Surveys With Sensitive Questions: A Nonrandomized Response Approach***by*Tan, Ming T. & Tian, Guo-Liang & Tang, Man-Lai**17-19 Improving Prediction Intervals: Some Elementary Methods***by*Yu, Keming & Ally, Abdallah**20-25 The Median Is the Message: Wilson and Hilfertys Experiments on the Law of Errors***by*Koenker, Roger**26-32 A Simple Explanation of Benford's Law***by*Fewster, R. M.**33-36 How to Compute a Mean? The Chisini Approach and Its Applications***by*Graziani, Rebecca & Veronese, Piero**37-39 An Application of the Residue Calculus: The Distribution of the Sum of Nonhomogeneous Gamma Variates***by*Hagwood, Charles**40-42 Influence Measures for General Linear Models With Correlated Errors***by*Shi, Lei & Chen, Gemai**43-44 A Simple Proof of the Binomial Theorem Using Differential Calculus***by*Hwang, Leng-Cheng**45-48 PDFs and Dual PDFs***by*Nadarajah, Saralees**49-55 A Reformulation of Weighted Least Squares Estimators***by*Lee, Jaechoul**56-65 Where's Waldo? Visualizing Collinearity Diagnostics***by*Friendly, Michael & Kwan, Ernest**66-74 Statistical Applications of the Complex-Step Method of Numerical Differentiation***by*Ridout, Martin S.**78-80 The Mean, Median, and Confidence Intervals of the Kaplan-Meier Survival Estimateâ€”Computations and Applications***by*Barker, Chris**81-91 Review of Three Latent Class Cluster Analysis Packages: Latent Gold, poLCA, and MCLUST***by*Haughton, Dominique & Legrand, Pascal & Woolford, Sam

### 2008, Volume 62, Issue 4

**279-288 Improving the Presentation and Interpretation of Online Ratings Data with Model-Based Figures***by*Ho, Daniel E & Quinn, Kevin M**289-295 Regression to the Mean, Murder Rates, and Shall-Issue Laws***by*Grambsch, Patricia**296-306 Parametric Nonparametric Statistics***by*Christensen, Ronald & Hanson, Timothy & Jara, Alejandro**307-313 Flexible Frames and Control Sampling in Case-Control Studies***by*Potthoff, Richard F & Halabi, Susan & Schildkraut, Joellen M & Newman, Beth**314-320 Decision Analysis for the Evaluation of Diagnostic Tests, Prediction Models, and Molecular Markers***by*Vickers, Andrew J**321-328 Biostatistics @ Distance***by*Heller, Gillian Z & Forbes, Andrew B & Dear, Keith B.G & Jobling, Erica**329-339 Design and Development of Digital Learning Material for Applied Data Analysis***by*Busstra, M.C & Geelen, A & Feskens, E.J & Hartog, R.J.M & Veer, P. van 't**340-347 Displaying Uncertainty With Shading***by*Jackson, Christopher H**348-354 Visualizing Peak and Tails to Introduce Kurtosis***by*Kotz, Samuel & Seier, Edith**355-355 Section Editor's Note***by*Hilbe, Joseph M**356-356 Bayesian Methods: A Social and Behavioral Sciences Approach***by*Lee, Herbert K. H**357-358 Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World***by*Chapman, Jessica**358-358 Modern Mathematical Statistics with Applications***by*Stamey, James**359-359 SAS Graphics for Java: Examples Using SAS AppDev Studio and the Output Delivery System***by*Pratter, Frederick M**360-360 Statistical and Probabilistic Methods in Actuarial Science***by*WÃ¼thrich, Mario V**361-361 Statistics for Real-Life Sample Surveys: Non-Simple-Random Samples and Weighted Data***by*Khan, M. G. M**362-362 Analyzing Receiver Operating Characteristic Curves With SAS***by*Hall, Daniel B**363-363 Unlocking the Census with GIS***by*Gotway Crawford, Carol A**363-363 Workshop Statistics: Discovery With Data***by*Richardson, Mary**362-363 Statistics***by*Devore, Jay**362-362 SAS Programming for Enterprise Guide Users***by*Speed, F. Michael**360-361 Statistical Thinking in Sports***by*Fellingham, Gilbert W**359-360 Statistical Development of Quality in Medicine***by*Zamba, Gideon (K.D.)**356-357 Data Preparation for Analytics Using SAS***by*Wiegand, Ryan E

### May 2008, Volume 62

**97-109 Kernels and Ensembles: Perspectives on Statistical Learning***by*Zhu, Mu**110-119 Survival Analysis: A Primer***by*Freedman, David A.**120-124 Choosing a Coverage Probability for Prediction Intervals***by*Landon, Joshua & Singpurwalla, Nozer D.**125-129 Using Calibration to Improve Rounding in Imputation***by*Yucel, Recai M. & He, Yulei & Zaslavsky, Alan M.**130-134 The North Carolina Lottery Coincidence***by*Stefanski, Leonard A.**135-137 A Surprising MLE for Interval-Censored Binomial Data***by*Frey, Jesse & Marrero, Osvaldo**138-140 On the Simple Symmetric Random Walk and its Maximal Function***by*Palacios, Jose Luis**141-143 A General Proof of Some Known Results of Independence Between Two Statistics***by*Datta, Gauri S. & Sarkar, Sanat K.**144-146 A Unique Property of the Normal Distribution Associated With Perturbing a General Random Variable***by*Willink, Robin**147-150 A Recursive Formula for Computing Central Moments of a Multivariate Lognormal Distribution***by*Skoulakis, Georgios**151-154 Is the Overtime Period in an NHL Game Long Enough? An Example for Teaching Estimation and Hypothesis Testing in the Presence of Censored Data***by*Brimberg, Jack & Hurley, W.J.**155-160 Experiences Teaching Probability and Statistics with Personal Laptops in the Classroom Daily***by*Bell, Richard C. & Glen, Andrew G.**161-166 Helping Students to Build a Conceptual Understanding of Elementary Statistics***by*Broers, Nick J.**167-170 A Note on Improved Approximation of the Binomial Distribution by the Skew-Normal Distribution***by*Chang, Ching-Hui & Lin, Jyh-Jiuan & Pal, Nabendu & Chiang, Miao-Chen**171-172 Section Editor's Notes***by*Hilbe, Joseph M.**173-176 Rejoinder to***by*Oster, Robert A. & Hilbe, Joseph M.**177-178 Systat 12.2: An Overview***by*Hilbe, Joseph M.**179-180 Fundamental Probability: A Computational Approach, Marc S. Paolella***by*Harvill, Jane L.**180-181 Graphics of Large Datasets: Visualizing a Million, Antony Unwin, Martin Theus, and Heike Hofmann***by*Bradstreet, Thomas E.**181-182 Intuitive Probability and Random Processes using MATLAB, Steven Kay***by*Russo, Ralph P.**182-183 Learning SAS by Example: A Programmer's Guide, Ron Cody***by*Gurwit, Margie R.**183-183 Pharmaceutical Statistics Using SAS: A Practical Guide, Alex Dmitrienko, Christy Chuang-Stein, Ralph D'Agostino (eds.)***by*Bradstreet, Thomas E.**184-184 Variations on Split Plot and Split Block Experiment Designs, Walter T. Federer and Freedom King***by*Padgett, Lakshmi**183-184 Statistics: Informed Decisions Using Data, Michael Sullivan, III; An Introduction to Statistical Analysis for Business and Industry: A Problem Solving Approach, Michael Stuart***by*Cleary, Richard J.**183-183 A Quick Course in Statistical Process Control, Mick Norton***by*Anderson-Cook, Christine M.

### May 2007, Volume 61

**103-104 Editor's Report***by*Westfall, Peter H.**105-111 Sports: Is an .833 Hitter Better Than a .338 Hitter?***by*Frey, Jesse**112-119 Genetics: Genetics and Stochastic Simulation Do Mix!***by*Sisson, S.A.**120-126 Opportunities for Biostatistics Students: Training and Fellowship Grants from the National Institutes of Health***by*Kennedy, Richard E. & Yeatts, Sharon D. & Archer, Kellie J. & Gennings, Chris & Ramakrishnan, Viswanathan**127-131 The Bootstrap Variance of the Square of a Sample Mean***by*Dodd, Lori E. & Korn, Edward L.**132-138 Reassessing Accuracy Rates of Median Decisions***by*Capotorti, Andrea & Lad, Frank & Sanfilippo, Giuseppe**139-147 Estimators of Relative Importance in Linear Regression Based on Variance Decomposition***by*Gromping, Ulrike**148-153 Agreement and Kappa-Type Indices***by*de Mast, Jeroen**154-158 Early Evidence-Based Medicine: Clues on Statistical Analysis in Medicine from Galen's Writings***by*Athanasios, Diamandopoulos A. & Pavlos, Goudas C. & Theodoros, Kassimatis I.