# American Statistical Association

# The American Statistician

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### August 2006, Volume 60

**292-293 Data Matters: Conceptual Statistics for a Random World. Nicholas Maxwell***by*Kahn, Michael**293-293 Statistical Methods For Communication Science. Andrew F. Hayes***by*Ries, Lawrence D.**293-294 Multilevel and Longitudinal Modeling Using Stata. Sophia Rabe-Hesketh and Anders Skrondal***by*Horton, Nicholas J.**294-294 SAS Guide to Report Writing: Examples (2nd ed.). Michelle M. Burlew***by*Dobler, Carolyn Pillers

### May 2006, Volume 60

**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.**203-203 Graphic Discovery: A Trout in the Milk and Other Visual Adventures. Howard Wainer***by*Pickle, Linda**203-203 Working with Numbers and Statistics: A Handbook for Journalists. Charles Livingston and Paul Voakes***by*Cleary, Richard J.**203-204 The Chicago Guide to Writing About Multivariate Analysis. Jane E. Miller***by*Anderson-Cook, Christine M.**204-204 Dicing With Death: Chance, Risk, and Health. Stephen Senn***by*Guerra, Rudy**204-205 Statistical Models. A. C. Davison***by*Mammen, Enno**205-205 Design of Experiments with MINITAB. Paul Mathews***by*Arnold, Steven F.**205-206 Statistics Without Math. William E. Magnusson and Guilherme Mourao***by*Lane, David**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.

### August 2005, Volume 59

**205-206 Editor's Report for The American Statistician, Volume 58 (2004)***by*Albert, James H.**207-216 A Ranking Method Based on Minimizing the Number of In-Sample Errors***by*Frey, Jesse**217-222 Measuring Relative Importance of Sources of Variation Without Using Variance***by*Harris, Ian R. & Burch, Brent D.**223-223 History Corner***by*Scheuren, Fritz**224-229 William Playfair and His Graphical Inventions: An Excerpt From the Introduction to the Republication of His Atlas and Statistical Breviary***by*Spence, Ian & Wainer, Howard**230-232 A Method for Unbiased Selective Sampling, Using Ranked Sets***by*McIntyre, G.A.**233-234 Discussion: Moving Beyond the St. Petersburg Paradox to Understand Growth Stock Valuation***by*Belden, Susan**235-239 Response: Remain Steadfast With the St. Petersburg Paradox to Quantify Irrational Exuberance***by*Szekely, Gabor J. & Richards, Donald S.t.P.**240-251 Six Online Statistics Courses: Examination and Review***by*Larreamendy-Joerns, Jorge & Leinhardt, Gaea & Corredor, Javier**252-257 The Bayesian Two-Sample t Test***by*Gonen, Mithat & Johnson, Wesley O. & Lu, Yonggang & Westfall, Peter H.**258-265 Some Illustrative Classroom Examples Regarding Sums of Discrete Random Variables With Finite Support***by*Terpstra, Jeff T.**266-272 Can You Really Learn Basic Probability by Playing a Sports Board Game?***by*Cochran, James J.**273-273 Section Editor's Notes***by*Hilbe, Joseph M.**274-274 More Damned Lies and Statistics: How Numbers Confuse Public Issues, Joel Best; Chance: A Guide to Gambling, Love, the Stock Market, & Just About Everything Else, Amir D. Aczel***by*Anderson-Cook, Christine M.**274-275 The Chicago Guide to Writing About Numbers, Jane E. Miller***by*Anderson-Cook, Christine M.**275-275 Statistical Analysis and Data Display: An Intermediate Course with Examples in S-Plus, R, and SAS, Richard M. Heiberger and Burt Holland***by*Bates Prins, Samantha C.**275-276 Teaching Statistics: A Bag of Tricks, Andrew Gelman and Deborah Nolan***by*Cleary, Richard J.**276-276 Probability and Statistics: The Science of Uncertainty, Michael J. Evans and Jeffrey S. Rosenthal***by*Annis, Dave H.**276-277 Linear Models with R, Julian J. Faraway***by*Bates Prins, Samantha C.**278-278 Biostatistics: A Methodology for the Health Sciences (2nd ed.), Gerald van Belle, Lloyd D. Fisher, Patrick J. Heagerty, and Thomas Lumley***by*Dobler, Carolyn Pillers & Anderson-Cook, Christine M.**278-278 Forecasting, Time Series, and Regression: An Applied Approach (4th ed.), Bruce L. Bowerman, Richard T. O?Connell, and Anne B. Koehler***by*Pillers Dobler, Carolyn & Anderson-Cook, Christine M.**278-278 Introduction to Applied Statistics: A Modelling Approach (2nd ed.), J. K. Lindsey***by*Pillers Dobler, Carolyn & Anderson-Cook, Christine M.

### May 2005, Volume 59

**121-126 Testing Fisher, Neyman, Pearson, and Bayes***by*Christensen, Ronald**127-136 Graphical Views of Suppression and Multicollinearity in Multiple Linear Regression***by*Friedman, Lynn & Wall, Melanie**137-142 Evaluation Criteria for Discrete Confidence Intervals: Beyond Coverage and Length***by*Vos, Paul W. & Hudson, Suzanne**143-146 Understanding Heterogeneity in Generalized Mixed and Frailty Models***by*Duchateau, Luc & Janssen, Paul**147-152 Heterogeneity and Causality: Unit Heterogeneity and Design Sensitivity in Observational Studies***by*Rosenbaum, Paul R.**153-155 How Surprising is a New Record?***by*Solow, Andrew R. & Smith, Woollcott**156-161 A Bootstrap Test of Stochastic Equality of Two Populations***by*Reiczigel, Jeno & Zakarias, Ildiko & Rozsa, Lajos**162-163 Introduction***by*Scheuren, Fritz**164-165 R. A. Fisher's Life and Death in Australia, 1959-1962***by*Ludbrook, John**166-172 Exemplar Sampling: Nonrandom Methods of Selecting a Sample Which Characterizes a Finite Multivariate Population***by*Bull, Brian**173-179 Randomization of Clusters Versus Randomization of Persons Within Clusters: Which Is Preferable?***by*Moerbeek, Mirjam**180-182 Making Babies by the Flip of a Coin?***by*Carlton, Matthew A. & Stansfield, William D.**183-184 Section Editor's Notes***by*Hilbe, Joseph M.**185-186 A Review of SPSS, Part 3: Version 13.0***by*Hilbe, Joseph M.**187-191 SigmaStat 3.1: A Second Look***by*Hilbe, Joseph M.**192-202 Likelihood Maximization Using Web-Based Optimization Tools: A Short Tutorial***by*Langohr, Klaus & Gomez, Guadalupe**203-203 All of Statistics: A Concise Course in Statistical Inference. Larry Wasserman***by*Craigmile, Peter F.**203-204 The Numbers Game: Baseball's Lifelong Fascination with Statistics. Alan Schwarz***by*Cochran, James J.

### February 2005, Volume 59

**1-3 Preparing Graduate Students to Teach Statistics: Introduction***by*Moore, David S.**4-7 A Course on Teaching Statistics at the University Level***by*Gelman, Andrew**8-10 Training Statistics Teachers at Iowa State University***by*Froelich, Amy G. & Duckworth, William M. & Stephenson, W. Robert**11-13 Training Graduate Students at Penn State University in Teaching Statistics***by*Harkness, W.L. & Rosenberger, J.L.**14-18 TA Training at Virginia Tech: A Stepwise Progression***by*Birch, Jeffrey B. & Morgan, J.P.**19-30 Bayesian Analysis of a Multinomial Sequence and Homogeneity of Literary Style***by*Giron, Javier & Ginebra, Josep & Riba, Alex**31-40 A Case for Simple Tables***by*Koschat, Martin A.**41-46 Optimizing the Ordering of Tables With Evolutionary Computation***by*Niermann, Stefan**47-53 A Quick, Compact, Two-Sample Dispersion Test: Count Five***by*McGrath, Richard N. & Yeh, Arthur B.**54-56 A Sufficiency Paradox: An Insufficient Statistic Preserving the Fisher Information***by*Kagan, Abram & Shepp, Lawrence A.**57-57 Introduction***by*Scheuren, Fritz**58-61 National Statistics in War and Peace***by*Young, Allyn A.**62-67 The Problem of Prosperity***by*Snyder, Carl**68-71 The Role of the American Statistical Association***by*Walker, Helen M.**72-78 Randomization of Clusters Versus Randomization of Persons Within Clusters: Which Is Preferable?***by*Moerbeek, Mirjam**79-87 Relationship Between Bayesian and Frequentist Sample Size Determination***by*Inoue, Lurdes Y.T. & Berry, Donald A. & Parmigiani, Giovanni**88-88 Section Editor's Notes***by*Hilbe, Joseph M.**89-103 A Review of Two Text-Mining Packages: SAS TextMining and WordStat***by*Davi, Angelique & Haughton, Dominique & Nasr, Nada & Shah, Gaurav & Skaletsky, Maria & Spack, Ruth**104-110 A Review of Systat 11***by*Hilbe, Joseph M.**111-112 Review of SigmaPlot 9.0***by*Hilbe, Joseph M.**114-115 Brief Reviews of Teaching Materials***by*Pillers Dobler, Carolyn & Lenth, Russell V.

### November 2005, Volume 59

**281-281 Editor's Report for The American Statistician, Volume 59 (2005)***by*Albert, James H.**282-286 Bacon With Your Eggs? Applications of a New Bivariate Beta-Binomial Distribution***by*Danaher, Peter J. & Hardie, Bruce G.S.**287-291 The Decline and Fall of Type II Error Rates***by*Verrill, Steve & Durst, Mark**292-300 Simultaneous Confidence Intervals for Two Estimable Functions and Their Ratio Under a Linear Model***by*Piepho, Hans-Peter & Emrich, Katharina**301-307 Illustrating the Impact of a Time-Varying Covariate With an Extended Kaplan-Meier Estimator***by*Snapinn, Steven M. & Jiang, Qi & Iglewicz, Boris**308-308 Introduction***by*Scheuren, Fritz**309-311 Tables Related to the Normal Distribution: A Short History***by*David, Herbert A.**312-314 A Reminiscence of R. A. Fisher***by*Box, Joan Fisher**315-319 Multiple Imputation: How It Began and Continues***by*Scheuren, Fritz**320-326 Rethinking the Paper Helicopter: Combining Statistical and Engineering Knowledge***by*Annis, David H.**327-333 Teaching Computing in Statistical Theory Courses***by*Hunter, David R.**334-334 Section Editor's Notes***by*Hilbe, Joseph M.**335-348 A Review of Stata 9.0***by*Hilbe, Joseph M.**349-349 Gauss: Titan of Science, G. Waldo Dunnington, Jeremy Gray, and Fritz-Egbert Dohse; Karl Pearson: The Scientific Life in a Statistical Age, Theodore M. Porter***by*Cleary, Richard J.**350-350 A Primer of Ecological Statistics, Nicholas J. Gotelli and Aaron M. Ellison***by*Ford, E. David**350-350 PROC SQL: Beyond the Basics Using SAS, Kirk Paul Lafler***by*Annis, Izabela E.**351-351 Statistical Analysis of Financial Data in S-Plus, Rene A. Carmona***by*Dlas, Alexandra**352-352 Brief Reviews of Teaching Materials***by*Rosoff, Jeffrey & Dobler, Carolyn Pillers

### February 2004, Volume 58

**1-1 Special Section: Teaching Computational Statistics***by*Albert J.H. & Gentle J.E.**2-5 Courses in Statistical Computing and Computational Statistics***by*Gentle J.E.**6-8 Teaching Statistical Computing at North Carolina State University***by*Monahan J.**9-11 Computational Statistics and Optimization Theory at UCLA***by*Lange K.**12-12 Introduction***by*Scheuren F.**13-15 On a Method of Estimating Birth and Death Rates and the Extent of Registration (Excerpt)***by*Sekar C.C. & Deming W.E.**16-24 Separate and Joint Modeling of Longitudinal and Event Time Data Using Standard Computer Packages***by*Guo X. & Carlin B.P.**25-29 An Example of Slow Convergence of the Bootstrap in High Dimensions***by*Troendle J.F. & Korn E.L. & McShane L.M.**30-37 A Tutorial on MM Algorithms***by*Hunter D.R. & Lange K.**38-45 Bowlers Hot Hands***by*Dorsey-Palmateer R. & Smith G.**46-54 Evaluation of the Current Decision Rule in Figure Skating and Possible Improvements***by*Wu S.S. & Yang M.C.K.**55-63 Assessing Assessments of School Performance: The Case of California***by*Tobias J.L.**64-71 First Significant Digit Patterns From Mixtures of Uniform Distributions***by*Rodriguez R.J.**72-76 Criteria for Evaluating Dimension-Reducing Components for Multivariate Data***by*Gervini D. & Rousson V.**77-84 Teaching Statistical Principles Using Epidemiology: Measuring the Health of Populations***by*Stroup D.F. & Goodman R.A. & Cordell R. & Scheaffer R.**85-85 Section Editors Notes***by*Hilbe J.**86-86 Fifty Fathoms: Statistics Demonstrations for Deeper Understanding***by*Miller S.J.**86-87 Intro Stats***by*McDonald E.T.**87-88 CAST (Computer-Assisted Statistics Teaching)***by*Miller S.J.**88-89 Introductory Statistics with R***by*Bates S.C.**89-89 Statistical Computing: An Introduction to Data Analysis using SPlus***by*Cowles M.K.**89-89 SAS for Linear Models (4th ed.)***by*Cowles M.K.

### November 2004, Volume 58

**265-271 The State of Undergraduate Education in Statistics: A Report from the CBMS 2000***by*Scheaffer, Richard L. & Stasny, Elizabeth A.**272-279 Model Selection, Confounder Control, and Marginal Structural Models: Review and New Applications***by*Joffe, Marshall M. & Ten Have, Thomas R. & Feldman, Harold I. & Kimmel, Stephen E.**280-289 Factors Relating to the Degree to Which Statistical Consulting Clients Deem Their Consulting Experiences to be a Success***by*Johnson, H. Dean & Warner, Dennis A.**290-291 Introduction***by*Scheuren, Fritz**292-294 The Problem of Nonresponse in Sample Surveys***by*Hansen, Morris H. & Hurwitz, William N.**295-297 A***by*Kish, Leslie & Hess, Irene**298-302 The Design of a General and Flexible System for Handling Nonresponse in Sample Surveys***by*Rubin, Donald B.**303-309 Bayesian Randomized Response as a Class Project***by*DiPietro, Michele**310-316 Random Walks as Motivational Material in Introductory Statistics and Probability Courses***by*Fisher, Lynn A. & Richards, Donald S.t.P.**317-321 Multidimensional Scaling for Selecting Small Groups in College Courses***by*Pardoe, Iain**322-327 Tunable Approximations for the Mean and Variance of the Maximum of Heterogeneous Geometrically Distributed Random Variables***by*Jeske, Daniel R. & Blessinger, Todd**328-329 Section Editor's Notes***by*Hilbe, Joseph M.**330-336 Review of WinBUGS 1.4***by*Cowles, Mary Kathryn**337-342 A Review of Software Packages for Analyzing Correlated Survival Data***by*Kelly, Patrick J.**343-357 Use of R as a Toolbox for Mathematical Statistics Exploration***by*Horton, Nicholas J. & Brown, Elizabeth R. & Qian, Linjuan**358-358 Teaching Statistics Using Baseball. Jim Albert***by*Leary, Richard J.C.**359-360 Common Errors in Statistics (and How to Avoid Them). Phillip I. Good and James W. Hardin***by*Anderson-Cook, Christine**359-360 ActivEpi Companion Textbook: A Supplement for Use with The ActivEpi CD-ROM. David G. Kleinbaum, Kevin M. Sullivan, and Nancy D. Barker***by*Schwartzbaum, Judith**360-361 Proofs That Really Count: The Art of Combinatorial Proof. Arthur T. Benjamin and Jennifer J. Quinn***by*Glass, D.**360-361 Elements of Stochastic Modeling. K. Borovkov***by*Schoolfield, Clyde H.

### May 2004, Volume 58

**91-92 Editors Report for The American Statistician, Volume 57 (2003)***by*Albert J.H.**92-92 Statistical Computing Software Reviews***by*Hilbe J.M.**92-92 Book Reviews***by*Lenth R.V.**93-101 Statistical Research: Some Advice for Beginners***by*Hamada M. & Sitter R.**102-109 Debating the Use of Statistical Evidence in Allegations of Age Discrimination***by*Barry D. & Boland P.J.**110-116 Partial One-Dimensional Regression Models***by*Cook R.D. & Weisberg S.**117-123 Two Statistical Paradoxes in the Interpretation of Group Differences: Illustrated with Medical School Admission and Licensing Data***by*Wainer H. & Brown L.M.**124-130 The Effect of Dependence on Confidence Intervals for a Population Proportion***by*Miao W. & Gastwirth J.L.**131-137 Bootstrap Methods for Developing Predictive Models***by*Austin P.C. & Tu J.V.**138-143 Efficient Experimental Design for the Behrens-Fisher Problem With Application to Bioassay***by*Dette H. & OBrien T.E.**144-144 Introduction***by*Scheuren F.**145-149 Statistical Frontiers in Survey Sampling***by*Lohr S.L.**150-151 On the Role of Semielasticity in Statistics***by*Hatzinikolaou D. & Ferentinos K.**152-158 Difficulties in Drawing Inferences With Finite-Mixture Models: A Simple Example With a Simple Solution***by*Chung H. & Loken E. & Schafer J.L.**159-159 Section Editors Notes***by*Hilbe J.M.**160-164 Biases in SPSS 12.0 Missing Value Analysis***by*von Hippel P.T.**165-167 A Review of the GUM Workbench***by*Losinger W.C.**168-171 A Review of SPSS 12.01, Part 2***by*Hilbe J.M.**172-172 Introductory Biostatistics for the Health Sciences: Modern Applications Including Bootstrap***by*Ferketich A.K.**172-173 Regression and ANOVA: An Integrated Approach Using SAS Software***by*Anderson-Cook C.M.**173-173 101 Special Practice Problems in Probability and Statistics***by*Pillers Dobler C.**173-174 Elementary Probability Theory With Stochastic Processes and an Introduction to Mathematical Finance (4th ed.)***by*Lund R.B.**174-174 Statistical Methods for the Analysis of Biomedical Data (2nd ed.)***by*Rue M.**175-175 Brief Reviews of Teaching Materials***by*Pillers Dobler C. & Lenth R.V.

### August 2004, Volume 58

**179-185 Statistics and the College Football Championship***by*Stern, Hal S.**185-187 Discussion***by*Massey, Kenneth**187-189 Discussion***by*Harville, David A.**190-190 Discussion***by*Billingsley, Richard**191-192 Discussion***by*Colleys, Wes**192-194 Discussion***by*Mease, David**196-197 Discussion of***by*Albert, James**196-197 On Advice for Beginners in Statistical Research***by*Rubin, Donald B.**197-198 Discussion of***by*Gelfand, Alan E.**198-198 The Importance of***by*Thompson, Elizabeth**199-199 Statistical Contributions in Biotechnology and Nonclinical Drug-Discovery Research***by*Khatry, Deepak B.**200-202 How to do Statistical Research***by*Losinger, Willard C.**200-202 Some Random Thoughts on Doing Research***by*Stasny, Elizabeth**202-202 Response***by*Hamada, Michael & Sitter, Randy**203-212 The Use of Statistical Methods in the U.S. Census: Utah v. Evans***by*Cantwell, Patrick J. & Hogan, Howard & Styles, Kathleen M.**213-217 Estimating Effect Sizes in Exploratory Experimental Studies When Using a Linear Model***by*Timm, Neil H.**218-223 Six Approaches to Calculating Standardized Logistic Regression Coefficients***by*Menard, Scott**224-224 Introduction***by*Scheuren, Fritz**225-231 The St. Petersburg Paradox and the Crash of High-Tech Stocks in 2000***by*Szekely, Gabor J. & Richards, Donald S.t.P.**232-236 Peirce and Bowditch: An American Contribution to Correlation and Regression***by*Rovine, Michael J. & Anderson, Douglas R.**237-243 "Transmuting***by*Hanley, James A.**244-252 Teaching Experimental Design***by*Easterling, Robert G.**253-253 Section Editor's Notes***by*Hilbe, Joseph M.**254-258 An Evaluation of ActivStats for SPSS for Teaching and Learning***by*Mills, Jamie D. & Johnson, Elisa L.**259-260 Grade Inflation: A Crisis in College Education***by*Duncan, Kristin A.**259-260 Statistics in Action: Understanding a World of Data***by*Miller, Stephen J.**260-260 SAS Programming: The One-Day Course***by*Chan, Grace**261-261 Stochastic Processes and Their Applications***by*Lund, Robert

### November 2003, Volume 57

**229-232 A Potential for Bias When Rounding in Multiple Imputation***by*Horton N.J. & Lipsitz S.R. & Parzen M.