# American Statistical Association

# The American Statistician

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### February 2008, Volume 62

**32-39 Confidence Intervals for a Discrete Population Median***by*Larocque, Denis & Randles, Ronald H.**40-44 A Comparison of BayesLaplace, Jeffreys, and Other Priors: The Case of Zero Events***by*Tuyl, Frank & Gerlach, Richard & Mengersen, Kerrie**45-53 Univariate Distribution Relationships***by*Leemis, Lawrence M. & McQueston, Jacquelyn T.**54-61 Assessing Student Retention of Essential Statistical Ideas: Perspectives, Priorities, and Possibilities***by*Berenson, Mark L. & Utts, Jessica & Kinard, Karen A. & Rumsey, Deborah J. & Jones, Albyn & Gaines, Leonard M.**62-63 The Normal Approximation to the Binomial***by*Proschan, Michael A.**64-69 t Distribution Centennial: Student's z, t, and s: What if Gosset had R?***by*Hanley, James A. & Julien, Marilyse & Moodie, Erica E.M.**70-72 The Beginnings of Randomization Tests***by*David, Herbert A.**73-73 Section Editor's Notes***by*Hilbe, Joseph M.**74-84 An Examination of Statistical Software Packages for Parametric and Nonparametric Data Analyses Using Exact Methods***by*Oster, Robert A. & Hilbe, Joseph M.**85-89 Hawkes Learning Systems: Statistics***by*Hilbe, Joseph M.**90-91 Fundamentals of Probability and Statistics for Engineers, T. T. Soong; Statistical Techniques for Data Analysis (2nd ed.), John K. Taylor and Cheryl Cihon; Statistics: An Introduction (3rd ed.), Peter M. Lee***by*Cleary, Richard J.**91-91 Data Mining Methods and Models, Daniel T. Larose***by*Su, Xiaogang**91-91 Confirmatory Factor Analysis for Applied Research, Timothy A. Brown***by*Wood, Phil**92-92 Multivariable Analysis: A Practical Guide for Clinicians (2nd ed.), Mitchell H. Katz; Study Design and Statistical Analysis: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, Mitchell H. Katz***by*Liss, Charles L.**92-92 A Pocket Guide to Epidemiology, David G. Kleinbaum, Kevin M. Sullivan and Nancy D. Barker***by*Gilbert, Gregory 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.**183-183 A Quick Course in Statistical Process Control, Mick Norton***by*Anderson-Cook, Christine M.**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.**184-184 Variations on Split Plot and Split Block Experiment Designs, Walter T. Federer and Freedom King***by*Padgett, Lakshmi

### November 2007, Volume 61

**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.**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**367-368 Applied Regression Modeling: A Business Approach, Iain Pardoe***by*Simon, Gary**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**370-371 Making Sense of Data: A Practical Guide to Exploratory Data Analysis and Data Mining, Glenn J. Myatt***by*Devore, Jay**371-371 Introduction to Computer-Intensive Methods of Data Analysis in Biology, Derek A. Roff***by*Robinson, Timothy J.**371-371 Dyadic Data Analysis, David A. Kenny, Deborah A. Kashy, and William L. Cook***by*Annis, David H.**372-372 Probabilities: The Little Numbers That Rule Our Lives, Peter Olofsson***by*Sherman, Michael**372-372 The Mathematics of Games And Gambling (2nd ed.), Edward Packel***by*Davis, J. Wade

### 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.**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**182-183 Essentials of Statistics for Business and Economics (4th ed.). David R. Anderson, Dennis J. Sweeney, and Thomas A. Williams***by*Edwards, Phillip**183-183 Fundamentals of Biostatistics (6th ed.). Bernard Rosner***by*Zhang, Ying**183-184 Quality By Experimental Design (3rd ed.). Thomas B. Barker***by*Anderson-Cook, Christine M.**184-184 Introduction to Modern Nonparametric Statistics. James J. Higgins***by*Minnotte, Michael**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.**185-185 Six Sigma Quality Improvement with MINITAB. G. Robin Henderson***by*Anderson-Cook, Christine M.

### August 2007, Volume 61

**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**274-274 Statistics Explained: An Introductory Guide for Life Scientists. Steve McKillup***by*Moore, Page C.**275-275 Design of Experiments for Agriculture and the Natural Sciences (2nd ed.). A. Reza Hoshmand***by*Robinson, Timothy J.**275-276 Experimental Design And Statistics for Psychology: A First Course. Fabio Sani and John Todman***by*Mrug, Sylvie**276-276 Sampling Methods: Exercises and Solutions. Pascal Ardilly and Yves Tille***by*Bellhouse, David R.**276-277 Probability: Modeling and Applications to Random Processes. Gregory K. Miller***by*Haigh, John**277-277 The Little SAS Book for Enterprise Guide 3.0. Susan J. Slaughter and Lora D. Delwiche***by*Dixon, Philip**277-278 SAS Programming and Data Analysis: A Theory and Program-Driven Approach. Leonard C. Onyiah***by*Zimmerman, M. Bridget**277-278 A Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using R. Brian S. Everitt and Torsten Hothorn***by*Lund, Ulric J.**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

### February 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**95-97 A First Course in Statistical Methods, R. Lyman Ott and Michael T. Longnecker***by*Marasinghe, Mervyn**97-97 Introduction to Business Statistics (5th ed.), Ronald M. Weiers***by*Devore, Jay**97-98 Statistics: The Exploration and Analysis of Data (5th ed.), Jay L. Devore and Roxy Peck***by*Cavanaugh, Joseph**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**99-100 R Graphics, Paul Murrel***by*Wickham, Hadley & Cook, Dianne**100-101 Statistics: An Introduction using R, Michael J. Crawley***by*Machler, Martin**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

### November 2006, Volume 60

**299-302 On The So-Called "Huber-Sandwich Estimator" and "Robust Standard Errors"***by*Freedman, David A.**303-308 Analysis of a Pilot Study for Amelioration of Itching in Liver Disease: When is a Failed Trial not a Failure?***by*McGee, Monnie & Bergasa, Nora V.**309-314 Calibration Guidelines Challenge Outlier Practices***by*Finney, David J.**315-321 The Victory of Least Squares and Orthogonality in Statistics***by*deLaubenfels, Ralph**322-327 Tell Me the Method, I'll Give You the Mean***by*Lann, Avital & Falk, Ruma**328-331 The Difference Between***by*Gelman, Andrew & Stern, Hal**332-334 Revising the Pareto Chart***by*Wilkinson, Leland**335-339 Explaining Correlations by Plotting Orthogonal Contrasts***by*Langsrud, Oyvind**340-340 Section Editor's Notes***by*Hilbe, Joseph M.**341-342 Statistics for Experimenters: Design, Innovation, and Discovery, (2nd ed.). George E. P. Box, J. Stuart Hunter, and William G. Hunter***by*Berengut, David**342-343 Statistics for Business and Economics (9th ed.). David R. Anderson, Dennis J. Sweeney, and Thomas A. Williams***by*Devore, Jay**343-343 Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists (3rd ed.). Anthony J. Hayter***by*Kiessler, Peter C.**343-344 Introduction to Statistics Through Resampling Methods and R/S-PLUS. Phillip I. Good***by*Hardin, Jo**344-345 Essential Mathematics and Statistics for Science. Graham Currell and Antony Dowman***by*Devore, Jay**345-345 Statistics in Market Research. Chuck Chakrapani***by*Annis, Izabela E.**345-346 Statistical Analysis of Medical Data Using SAS. Geoff Der and Brian S. Everitt***by*Wiegand, Ryan E.**346-346 Sharpening Your SAS Skills. Sunil Gupta and Curt Edmonds***by*Cotsonis, George

### February 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.**97-98 Understanding Probability: Chance Rules in Everyday Life. Henk Tijms***by*Schilling, Mark**98-98 Probability and Statistics for Computer Science. James L. Johnson***by*Cowles, Mary Kathryn**98-99 Introduction to Bayesian Statistics. William M. Bolstad***by*Rumsey, Deborah J.**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.

### August 2006, Volume 60

**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**290-290 Probability is the Very Guide of Life: The Philosophical Uses of Chance. Henry E. Kyburg Jr., and Mariam Thalos (eds.)***by*Cleary, Richard J.**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