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# The American Statistician

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### 2008, Volume 62

**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**189-189 Editor's Note***by*Westfall, Peter H.**190-194 A One-Hour Training Seminar on Bayesian Statistics for Nursing Graduate Students***by*Gajewski, Byron J. & Simon, Stephen D.**195-198 Teaching Bayesian Statistics to Marketing and Business Students***by*Allenby, Greg M. & Rossi, Peter E.**199-201 The Evolution of Teaching Bayesian Statistics to Nonstatisticians: A Partisan View from the Trenches***by*Utts, Jessica & Johnson, Wesley**202-205 Teaching Bayes to Graduate Students in Political Science, Sociology, Public Health, Education, Economics, ..***by*Gelman, Andrew**206-210 A Note Concerning a Selection Paradox of Dawid's***by*Senn, Stephen**211-215 Sufficiency in Finite Parameter and Sample Spaces***by*LaMotte, Lynn Roy**216-218 A Three-Condition Characterization of the MoorePenrose Generalized Inverse***by*Hu, Xiaomi**219-221 Conditional Moments and Independence***by*de Paula, Aureo**222-231 Propensity Score Matching: A Note of Caution for Evaluators of Social Programs***by*Peikes, Deborah N. & Moreno, Lorenzo & Orzol, Sean Michael**232-237 The University Rankings Game: Modeling the Competition Among Universities for Ranking***by*Grewal, Rajdeep & Dearden, James A. & Lilien, Gary L.**238-241 Conditional Probability and HIV Testing: A Real-World Example***by*Bhatti, Chad R. & Wightman, Jennifer L.**242-245 P-Values are Random Variables***by*Murdoch, Duncan J. & Tsai, Yu-Ling & Adcock, James**246-250 Statistics at Harvard? A Toast to the Harvard Statistics Department***by*Stigler, Stephen M.**251-255 W. Edwards Deming's Making Another World: A Holistic Approach to Performance Improvement and The Role of Statistics***by*Snee, Ronald D.**256-261 Smoothed Histograms for Frequency Data on Irregular Intervals***by*Scott, David W. & Scott, Warren R.**262-266 Delta Plots and Coherent Distribution Ordering***by*Speckman, Paul L. & Rouder, Jeffrey N. & Morey, Richard D. & Pratte, Michael S.**267-267 Section Editor's Notes***by*Hilbe, Joseph M.**268-268 Handbook of Univariate and Multivariate Data Analysis and Interpretation with SPSS***by*Davis, Wade J.**269-269 Introduction to Business Statistics (6th ed.)***by*Chitturi, Pallavi**270-271 Modern Engineering Statistics***by*Anderson-Cook, Christine M.**271-271 Multidimensional Nonlinear Descriptive Analysis***by*Davis, Wade J.**272-273 The R Book***by*Robinson, Timothy J.**92-92 A Pocket Guide to Epidemiology, David G. Kleinbaum, Kevin M. Sullivan and Nancy D. Barker***by*Gilbert, Gregory E.**91-91 Confirmatory Factor Analysis for Applied Research, Timothy A. Brown***by*Wood, Phil**271-272 Probability and Statistics for Computer Scientists***by*Carlton, Matthew A.**269-270 Missing Data: A Gentle Introduction***by*Sparks, JonDavid**268-269 Introduction to Bioinformatics***by*Foster, Eric D.**268-268 Introduction to Bayesian Statistics (2nd ed.)***by*Sinha, Samiran**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.

### 2007, Volume 61

**1-8 The Official Statistics Olympic Challenge: Wider, Deeper, Quicker, Better, Cheaper***by*Holt, D. Tim**9-12 Discussion***by*Brackstone, Gordon**13-15 Discussion***by*Norwood, Janet L.**16-21 America is Changing, and So is the Census: The American Community Survey***by*Torrieri, Nancy K.**22-27 Likelihood Ratio, Score, and Wald Tests in a Constrained Parameter Space***by*Molenberghs, Geert & Verbeke, Geert**28-33 Characterizing Density Crossing Points***by*Finner, Helmut & Roters, Markus & Dickhaus, Thorsten**34-40 Linear Transformations and the k-Means Clustering Algorithm: Applications to Clustering Curves***by*Tarpey, Thaddeus**41-46 Sir Maurice Kendall (19071983): A Centenary Appreciation***by*David, Herbert A. & Fuller, Wayne A.**47-55 [MEDICINE] The Use of Statistics in Medical Research: A Comparison of The New England Journal of Medicine and Nature Medicine***by*Strasak, Alexander M. & Zaman, Qamruz & Marinell, Gerhard & Pfeiffer, Karl P. & Ulmer, Hanno**56-63 Eliciting a Counterfactual Sensitivity Parameter***by*Shepherd, Bryan E. & Gilbert, Peter B. & Mehrotra, Devan V.**64-66 Multivariate Analysis Without "vec" and """***by*Hu, Xiaomi**67-70 Characteristic Functions Without Contour Integration***by*Datta, Gauri Sankar & Ghosh, Malay**71-77 Sampling Assumptions in Introductory Statistics Classes***by*Alf, Cherie & Lohr, Sharon**78-78 Statistical Computing Software Reviews: Section Editor's Notes***by*Hilbe, Joseph M.**79-90 Much Ado About Nothing: A Comparison of Missing Data Methods and Software to Fit Incomplete Data Regression Models***by*Horton, Nicholas J. & Kleinman, Ken P.**91-94 STATISTICA 7: An Overview***by*Hilbe, Joseph M.**95-95 Seeing Through Statistics (3rd ed.), Jessica M. Utts and Mind on Statistics (3rd ed.), Jessica M. Utts and Robert F. Heckard***by*Cavanaugh, Joseph**97-97 Introduction to Business Statistics (5th ed.), Ronald M. Weiers***by*Devore, Jay**98-99 Investigating Statistical Concepts, Applications, and Methods, Beth L. Chance and Allan J. Rossman***by*Moreno, Jerry L.**99-99 A Crash Course in SPSS for Windows: Updated for Versions 10, 11, 12 And 13 (3rd ed.), Andrew Colman and Briony Pulford***by*Davis, J. Wade**100-101 Statistics: An Introduction using R, Michael J. Crawley***by*Machler, Martin**99-100 R Graphics, Paul Murrel***by*Wickham, Hadley & Cook, Dianne**101-101 Introduction to Regression Analysis, M. A. Golberg and H. A. Cho***by*Kern, John C.**102-102 Brief Reviews of Teaching Materials***by*Richards, Donald & Anderson-Cook, Christine M. & Kline, Alina**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.**159-160 Sample Mean and Sample Variance: Their Covariance and Their (In)Dependence***by*Zhang, Lingyun**161-162 A Simple and Probabilistic Proof of the Binomial Theorem***by*Rosalsky, Andrew**163-177 Residual (Sur)Realism***by*Stefanski, Leonard A.**178-178 Section Editor's Notes***by*Hilbe, Joseph M.**179-180 ePrint 5 Professional Conversion Utility***by*Hilbe, Joseph M.**181-182 Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning From Data. Alan Agresti and Christine A. Franklin***by*Arnholt, Alan T.**182-182 Even You Can Learn Statistics: A Guide for Everyone Who Has Ever Been Afraid of Statistics. David M. Levine and David Stephan***by*Tra, Yolande**183-183 Fundamentals of Biostatistics (6th ed.). Bernard Rosner***by*Zhang, Ying**184-184 Introduction to Modern Nonparametric Statistics. James J. Higgins***by*Minnotte, Michael**185-185 Six Sigma Quality Improvement with MINITAB. G. Robin Henderson***by*Anderson-Cook, Christine M.**189-192 Revenge of the White Swan***by*Lund, Robert**193-194 The Black Swan: Praise and Criticism***by*Westfall, Peter H. & Hilbe, Joseph M.**195-197 Strong Language on Black Swans***by*Brown, Aaron**198-200 Black Swans and the Domains of Statistics***by*Taleb, Nassim Nicholas**201-206 Bayesian Inference on a Proportion Believed to be a Simple Fraction***by*Frey, Jesse**207-212 An Introduction to Evidential Sample Size Calculations***by*Strug, Lisa J. & Rohde, Charles A. & Corey, Paul N.**213-217 Capital Growth and the St. Petersburg Game***by*Rump, Christopher M.**218-223 Breaking the (Benford) Law: Statistical Fraud Detection in Campaign Finance***by*Tam Cho, Wendy K. & Gaines, Brian J.**224-232 Simple State-Space Models in a Mixed Model Framework***by*Piepho, Hans-Peter & Ogutu, Joseph Ochieng**233-238 Approximate Median Regression via the Box-Cox Transformation***by*Fitzmaurice, Garrett M. & Lipsitz, Stuart R. & Parzen, Michael**239-244 Teaching Bayesian Model Comparison With the Three-Sided Coin***by*Kuindersma, Scott R. & Blais, Brian S.**245-247 Combining Features of a Frequency Table and a Stem-and-Leaf Plot to Summarize the American Statistical Association's Strategic Activities***by*Schenker, Nathaniel & Monti, Katherine L. & Cobb, George W. & Fecso, Ronald S. & Chmiel, Joan S.**248-254 Generating Data with Identical Statistics but Dissimilar Graphics: A Follow up to the Anscombe Dataset***by*Chatterjee, Sangit & Firat, Aykut**255-259 Quantum Random Bit Generators***by*Turiel, Thomas P.**260-261 Section Editor's Notes***by*Hilbe, Joseph M.**262-268 The Numerical Reliability of GAUSS 8.0***by*Yalta, A. Talha**269-273 GenStat 9: A Review***by*Hilbe, Joseph M.**274-274 Introduction to Statistics for Forensic Scientists. David Lucy***by*Weir, Bruce**275-275 Design of Experiments for Agriculture and the Natural Sciences (2nd ed.). A. Reza Hoshmand***by*Robinson, Timothy J.**276-276 Sampling Methods: Exercises and Solutions. Pascal Ardilly and Yves Tille***by*Bellhouse, David R.**277-277 The Little SAS Book for Enterprise Guide 3.0. Susan J. Slaughter and Lora D. Delwiche***by*Dixon, Philip**278-278 Visual Statistics: Seeing Data with Dynamic Interactive Graphics. Forrest W. Young, Pedro M. Valero-Mora, and Michael Friendly***by*Anderson-Cook, Christine M.**279-279 Brief Reviews of Teaching Materials***by*Huang, Peng**285-288 Negative Score Test Statistic***by*Morgan, B.J.T. & Palmer, K.J. & Ridout, M.S.**289-290 What Can Go Wrong With the Score Test?***by*Verbeke, Geert & Molenberghs, Geert**291-295 How Can the Score Test Be Inconsistent?***by*Freedman, David A.**296-301 Detecting Bias in Jury Selection***by*Barrett, Bruce E.**97-98 Statistics: The Exploration and Analysis of Data (5th ed.), Jay L. Devore and Roxy Peck***by*Cavanaugh, Joseph**302-307 Modeling and Simulation to Adjust p Values in Presence of a Regression to the Mean Effect***by*Krause, Andreas & Pinheiro, Jose**308-314 The Estimation of Conditional Distributions From Large Databases***by*Ord, J. Keith & Iglarsh, Harvey J.**315-320 [Political Science]***by*Spirling, Arthur**321-324 Censoring and TruncationHighlighting the Differences***by*Mandel, Micha**325-330 The Bagged Median and the Bragged Mean***by*Berrendero, Jose R.**331-336 Confidence Interval Estimation of a Normal Percentile***by*Chakraborti, S. & Li, J.**337-338 A Recurrence Relation for Moments of the Noncentral Chi Square***by*Withers, Christopher S. & Nadarajah, Saralees**339-342 Einstein's First Published Paper***by*Iglewicz, Boris**343-346 Peirce, Youden, and Receiver Operating Characteristic Curves***by*Baker, Stuart G. & Kramer, Barnett S.**347-350 A Forgotten Discrete Distribution? Reviving the Negative Hypergeometric Model***by*Miller, Gregory K. & Fridell, Stephanie L.**351-355 Chocolate Chip Cookies as a Teaching Aid***by*Lee, Herbert K.H.**356-359 On Fences and Asymmetry in Box-and-Whiskers Plots***by*Dumbgen, Lutz & Riedwyl, Hans**360-364 Criteria for WorkingCorrelationStructure Selection in GEE: Assessment via Simulation***by*Hin, Lin-Yee & Carey, Vincent J. & Wang, You-Gan**365-366 Section Editor's Notes***by*Hilbe, Joseph M.**367-367 Applied Regression Analysis: A Second Course in Business and Economic Statistics (4th ed.), Terry E. Dielman***by*Devore, Jay**368-369 Introduction to Mixed Modelling: Beyond Regression and Analysis of Variance, N. W. Galwey***by*Nelson, Kerrie**369-370 Understanding Business Statistics, Ned Freed***by*Sklar, Jeffrey C.**370-370 Handbook of Statistical Distributions with Applications, K. Krishnamoorthy***by*Wiens, Brian**371-371 Introduction to Computer-Intensive Methods of Data Analysis in Biology, Derek A. Roff***by*Robinson, Timothy J.**372-372 Probabilities: The Little Numbers That Rule Our Lives, Peter Olofsson***by*Sherman, Michael**95-97 A First Course in Statistical Methods, R. Lyman Ott and Michael T. Longnecker***by*Marasinghe, Mervyn**372-372 The Mathematics of Games And Gambling (2nd ed.), Edward Packel***by*Davis, J. Wade**371-371 Dyadic Data Analysis, David A. Kenny, Deborah A. Kashy, and William L. Cook***by*Annis, David H.**370-371 Making Sense of Data: A Practical Guide to Exploratory Data Analysis and Data Mining, Glenn J. Myatt***by*Devore, Jay**367-368 Applied Regression Modeling: A Business Approach, Iain Pardoe***by*Simon, Gary**277-278 A Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using R. Brian S. Everitt and Torsten Hothorn***by*Lund, Ulric J.**276-277 Probability: Modeling and Applications to Random Processes. Gregory K. Miller***by*Haigh, John**275-276 Experimental Design And Statistics for Psychology: A First Course. Fabio Sani and John Todman***by*Mrug, Sylvie**274-274 Statistics Explained: An Introductory Guide for Life Scientists. Steve McKillup***by*Moore, Page C.**184-185 SAS for Mixed Models (2nd ed.) Ramon C. Littell, George A. Milliken, Walter W. Stroup, Russell D. Wolfinger, and Oliver Schabenberger***by*Wulff, Shaun S.**183-184 Quality By Experimental Design (3rd ed.). Thomas B. Barker***by*Anderson-Cook, Christine M.**182-183 Essentials of Statistics for Business and Economics (4th ed.). David R. Anderson, Dennis J. Sweeney, and Thomas A. Williams***by*Edwards, Phillip

### 2006, Volume 60

**1-2 Editorial***by*Westfall, Peter**3-12 A Spatial Analysis of Basketball Shot Chart Data***by*Reich, Brian J. & Hodges, James S. & Carlin, Bradley P. & Reich, Adam M.**13-18 "Last Licks***by*Simon, Gary A. & Simonoff, Jeffrey S.**19-26 Selecting the Best Linear Mixed Model Under REML***by*Gurka, Matthew J.**27-31 Symmetrized Percent Change for Treatment Comparisons***by*Berry, Donald A. & Ayers, Gregory D.**32-33 Introduction***by*Scheuren, Fritz**34-38 On Errors in Surveys (An Excerpt)***by*Deming, W. Edwards**39-45 Undergraduate Statistical Education***by*Wilks, S.S.**46-49 Samuel Stanley Wilks (19061964)***by*David, Herbert A. & Morrison, Donald F.**50-52 Professor C. R. Mudgeon and the***by*Monahan, John F.**53-60 Being Warren Buffett: A Classroom Simulation of Risk and Wealth When Investing in the Stock Market***by*Foster, Dean P. & Stine, Robert A.**61-67 The PDF of a Function of a Random Variable: Teaching its Structure by Transforming Formalism into Intuition***by*Hanley, James A. & Teltsch, Dana**68-70 Using a Two-Player Coin Game Paradox in the Classroom***by*Shuster, Jonathan J.**71-74 MVUE for the Mean With One Observation: Normal with Same Mean and Variance***by*Mukhopadhyay, Nitis**75-80 Using Moment Generating Functions to Derive Mixture Distributions***by*Villa, Enrique R. & Escobar, Luis A.**81-91 Statistical Exploration from SARS***by*Yu, Philip L.H. & Chan, Jennifer S.K. & Fung, Wing K.**92-92 Section Editor's Notes***by*Hilbe, Joseph M.**93-96 A Review of Scientific WorkPlace 5.5***by*Hardin, James W. & Hilbe, Joseph M.**97-97 Baseball's All-Time Best Hitters: How Statistics Can Level the Playing Field. Michael J. Schell; Baseball's All-Time Best Sluggers: Adjusted Batting Performance from Strikeouts to Home Runs. Michael J. Schell***by*Annis, David H.**98-98 Probability and Statistics for Computer Science. James L. Johnson***by*Cowles, Mary Kathryn**99-99 The Challenge of Developing Statistical Literacy, Reasoning and Thinking. Dani Ben-Zvi and Joan Garfield***by*Anderson-Cook, Christine M.**99-100 Innovations in Teaching Statistics. Joan B. Garfield; Achieving Quantitative Literacy: An Urgent Challenge for Higher Education. Lynn Steen***by*Cleary, Richard J.**105-121 Statistical Aspects of Forecasting and Planning for Hurricanes***by*Iman, Ronald L. & Johnson, Mark E. & Watson, Charles C.**122-129 Power Priors and Their Use in Clinical Trials***by*De Santis, Fulvio**130-138 What Statistical Consultants Do: Report of a Survey***by*Gullion, Christina M. & Berman, Nancy**139-145 A User-Friendly Introduction to Link-Probit-Normal Models***by*Caffo, Brian & Griswold, Michael**146-150 The Boxer, the Wrestler, and the Coin Flip: A Paradox of Robust Bayesian Inference and Belief Functions***by*Gelman, Andrew**151-157 A Comparison of Potential Playoff Systems for NCAA I-A Football***by*Annis, David H. & Wu, Samuel S.**158-161 Peirce's 19th Century Mixture Model Approach to Rater Agreement***by*Loken, Eric & Rovine, Michael J.**162-162 The Introduction of Matrix Algebra into Statistics***by*David, H.A.**163-166 The Two-Sample T Test With One Variance Unknown***by*Maity, Arnab & Sherman, Michael**167-174 The Sectioned Density Plot***by*Cohen, Dale J. & Cohen, Jon**175-175 Section Editor's Notes***by*Hilbe, Joseph M.**176-186 Mathematica 5.2: A Review***by*Hilbe, Joseph M.**187-202 A Review of LIMDEP 9.0 and NLOGIT 4.0***by*Hilbe, Joseph M.**98-99 Introduction to Bayesian Statistics. William M. Bolstad***by*Rumsey, Deborah J.**203-203 Graphic Discovery: A Trout in the Milk and Other Visual Adventures. Howard Wainer***by*Pickle, Linda**204-204 Dicing With Death: Chance, Risk, and Health. Stephen Senn***by*Guerra, Rudy**205-205 Design of Experiments with MINITAB. Paul Mathews***by*Arnold, Steven F.**206-206 Regression With Social Data: Modeling Continuous and Limited Response Variables. Alfred Demaris***by*Rakovski, Carter Cleveland**207-207 Brief Reviews of Teaching Materials***by*Dobler, Carolyn Pillers & Anderson-Cook, Christine M.**213-223 Calibrated Bayes: A Bayes/Frequentist Roadmap***by*Little, Roderick J.**224-232 A Framework for Evaluating the Utility of Data Altered to Protect Confidentiality***by*Karr, A.F. & Kohnen, C.N. & Oganian, A. & Reiter, J.P. & Sanil, A.P.**233-240 Penalized Splines and Reproducing Kernel Methods***by*Pearce, N.D. & Wand, M.P.**241-250 Investigating Concurrency in Online Auctions Through Visualization***by*Hyde, Valerie & Jank, Wolfgang & Shmueli, Galit**251-256 Tukey's gh Distribution for Multiple Imputation***by*He, Yulei & Raghunathan, Trivellore E.**257-263 A Lego System for Conditional Inference***by*Hothorn, Torsten & Hornik, Kurt & van de Wiel, Mark A. & Zeileis, Achim**264-268 On Bayesian Analysis of Generalized Linear Models Using the Jacobian Technique***by*Das, Sourish & Dey, Dipak K.**269-270 Plutarch and Lucullus' Applied Sampling***by*Missiakoulis, Spyros**271-271 Section Editor's Notes***by*Hilbe, Joseph M.**272-286 A Review of Three Directed Acyclic Graphs Software Packages: MIM, Tetrad, and WinMine***by*Haughton, Dominique & Kamis, Arnold & Scholten, Patrick**287-289 Spreadsheets in Statistical PracticeAnother Look***by*Nash, J.C.**290-290 Probability, Statistics, and Stochastic Processes. Peter Olofsson***by*Devore, Jay**291-292 Analyzing Categorical Data. Jeffrey S. Simonoff***by*Wasserman, Stanley**292-292 The Essence of Multivariate Thinking: Basic Themes and Methods. Lisa L. Harlow***by*Dobler, Carolyn Pillers**293-293 Statistical Methods For Communication Science. Andrew F. Hayes***by*Ries, Lawrence D.**294-294 SAS Guide to Report Writing: Examples (2nd ed.). Michelle M. Burlew***by*Dobler, Carolyn Pillers**299-302 On The So-Called "Huber-Sandwich Estimator" and "Robust Standard Errors"***by*Freedman, David A.**97-98 Understanding Probability: Chance Rules in Everyday Life. Henk Tijms***by*Schilling, Mark