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### 2012, Volume 39, Issue 6

### 2012, Volume 39, Issue 5

**927-945 Model-based clustering of multivariate skew data with circular components and missing values***by*Francesco Lagona & Marco Picone**947-961 Empirical likelihood ratio test for a mean change point model with a linear trend followed by an abrupt change***by*Wei Ning**963-978 Two-step and likelihood methods for HIV viral dynamic models with covariate measurement errors and missing data***by*Wei Liu & Lang Wu**979-994 An empirical comparison of Canonical Correspondence Analysis and STATICO in the identification of spatio-temporal ecological relationships***by*Susana Mendes & M. José Fernández-Gómez & Mário Jorge Pereira & Ulisses Miranda Azeiteiro & M. Purificación Galindo-Villardón**995-1009 To move or not to move to find a new job: spatial duration time model with dynamic covariate effects***by*Göran Kauermann & Nina Westerheide**1011-1036 Estimating infant mortality in Colombia: some overdispersion modelling approaches***by*Adrián Quintero-Sarmiento & Edilberto Cepeda-Cuervo & Vicente Núñez-Antón**1037-1048 A generalization of the Grizzle model to the estimation of treatment effects in crossover trials with non-compliance***by*Ali Reza Soltanian & Soghrat Faghihzadeh**1049-1067 Influence diagnostics in heteroscedastic and/or autoregressive nonlinear elliptical models for correlated data***by*Cibele M. Russo & Gilberto A. Paula & Francisco José A. Cysneiros & Reiko Aoki**1069-1086 Stochastic models for greenhouse gas emission rate estimation from hydroelectric reservoirs: a Bayesian hierarchical approach***by*Vinicius P. Israel & Hélio S. Migon**1087-1100 Bayesian analysis of longitudinal ordered data with flexible random effects using McMC: application to diabetic macular Edema data***by*Marjan Mansourian & Anoshirvan Kazemnejad & Iraj Kazemi & Farid Zayeri & Masoud Soheilian**1101-1114 Solving endogeneity problems in multilevel estimation: an example using education production functions***by*Saïd Hanchane & Tarek Mostafa**1115-1128 Linear regression with compositional explanatory variables***by*K. Hron & P. Filzmoser & K. Thompson**1129-1138 Classification of textile fabrics using statistical multivariate techniques***by*C. Kiruthika & R. Chandrasekaran**1139-1150 Spatial measurement error in infectious disease models***by*Rob Deardon & Babak Habibzadeh & Hau Yi Chung

### 2012, Volume 39, Issue 4

**695-710 Factor recovery by principal axis factoring and maximum likelihood factor analysis as a function of factor pattern and sample size***by*J. C.F. de Winter & D. Dodou**711-721 Modeling delay in diagnosis of NF: under reportincg, incidence and prevalence estimates***by*Irene Rocchetti & Domenica Taruscio & Marco Alfò**723-729 Quasi-asymmetry model for square tables with nominal categories***by*Kouji Tahata**731-743 Sensory analysis via multi-block multivariate additive PLS splines***by*Rosaria Lombardo & Pietro Amenta & Myrtille Vivien & Robert Sabatier**745-763 Improved quality control charts for monitoring the process mean, using double-ranked set sampling methods***by*Amer Ibrahim Al-Omari & Abdul Haq**765-783 Profile likelihood-based confidence interval for the dispersion parameter in count data***by*Krishna K. Saha & Debaraj Sen & Chun Jin**923-924 Introduction to general and generalized linear models***by*Søren Feodor Nielsen**785-797 Lattice-oriented percolation system applied to volatility behavior of stock market***by*Yao Yu & Jun Wang**799-813 Variable selection in quantile regression via Gibbs sampling***by*Rahim Alhamzawi & Keming Yu**815-828 Estimating DEA confidence intervals with statistical panel data analysis***by*Darold T. Barnum & John M. Gleason & Matthew G. Karlaftis & Glen T. Schumock & Karen L. Shields & Sonali Tandon & Surrey M. Walton**829-850 An empirical bias--variance analysis of DECORATE ensemble method at different training sample sizes***by*Chun-Xia Zhang & Guan-Wei Wang & Jiang-She Zhang**851-865 A multivariate rank test for comparing mass size distributions***by*F. Lombard & C. J. Potgieter**867-874 Understanding the epidemiology of foreign body injuries in children using a data-driven Bayesian network***by*P. Berchialla & S. Snidero & A. Stancu & C. Scarinzi & R. Corradetti & D. Gregori**875-882 Spatio-temporal modeling of infectious disease dynamics***by*Sifat Sharmin & Md. Israt Rayhan**883-899 Mixed-Poisson point process with partially observed covariates: ecological momentary assessment of smoking***by*Benjamin Neustifter & Stephen L. Rathbun & Saul Shiffman**901-911 Change-point cure models with application to estimating the change-point effect of age of diagnosis among prostate cancer patients***by*Megan Othus & Yi Li & Ram Tiwari**913-922 Autoregressive model selection based on a prediction perspective***by*Yun-Huan Lee & Chun-Shu Chen**923-923 Time series: Modeling, Computation, and Inference***by*Hassan S. Bakouch**924-925 The oxford handbook of credit derivatives***by*Long Kang**925-926 Exercises and solutions in biostatistical theory***by*Mariano Ruiz Espejo

### 2012, Volume 39, Issue 3

**467-476 Regression analysis of zero-inflated time-series counts: application to air pollution related emergency room visit data***by*M. Tariqul Hasan & Gary Sneddon & Renjun Ma**477-488 Female athletic participation and income: evidence from a latent class model***by*Steven B. Caudill & James E. Long & Franklin G. Mixon**489-500 Evaluation of false discovery rate and power via sample size in microarray studies***by*Jie Song & Herman W. Raadsma & Peter C. Thomson**501-512 Interval estimators for reliability: the bivariate normal case***by*Alessandro Barbiero**513-529 Tree-structured analysis of treatment effects with large observational data***by*Joseph Kang & Xiaogang Su & Brian Hitsman & Kiang Liu & Donald Lloyd-Jones**531-549 A non-iterative sampling Bayesian method for linear mixed models with normal independent distributions***by*Victor H. Lachos & Celso R.B. Cabral & Carlos A. Abanto-Valle**551-561 F -tests with a rare pathology***by*Célia Nunes & Dário Ferreira & Sandra S. Ferreira & João T. Mexia**563-572 Testing variance components in balanced linear growth curve models***by*Reza Drikvandi & Ahmad Khodadadi & Geert Verbeke**573-580 Quad folding: a simple idea for the subjective property characterization of large sample sets***by*Richard W. Miller**581-598 Fully observed INAR(1) processes***by*Christian H. Weiß**599-613 An augmented approach to the desirability function***by*Hsiu-Wen Chen & Weng Kee Wong & Hongquan Xu**615-630 Influence diagnostics in Gaussian spatial linear models***by*Miguel Angel Uribe-Opazo & Joelmir André Borssoi & Manuel Galea**631-642 Slope estimation of covariates that influence renal outcome following renal transplant adjusting for informative right censoring***by*Miran A. Jaffa & Ayad A. Jaffa & Stuart R. Lipsitz**643-655 Phylogenetic tree selection by the adjusted k -means approach***by*Hsiuying Wang & Shan-Lin Hung**657-671 Estimating mean-standard deviation ratios of financial data***by*H. E.T. Holgersson & Peter S. Karlsson & Rashid Mansoor**673-694 Optimizing a control plan using a structural equation model with an application to statistical process analysis***by*Manabu Kuroki

### 2012, Volume 39, Issue 2

**223-242 Multivariate outbreak detection***by*Linus Schiöler & Marianne Frisén**243-265 New data dissemination approaches in old Europe -- synthetic datasets for a German establishment survey***by*Jörg Drechsler**267-277 A jackknife-based versatile test for two-sample problems with right-censored data***by*Yu-Mei Chang & Chun-Shu Chen & Pao-Sheng Shen**279-295 Measure of departure from marginal homogeneity using marginal odds for multi-way tables with ordered categories***by*Kiyotaka Iki & Kouji Tahata & Sadao Tomizawa**297-308 Bivariate deconvolution with SIMEX: an application to mapping Alaska earthquake density***by*Julie McIntyre & Ronald P. Barry**309-322 Estimation of δ= P ( X > Y ) for Burr XII distribution based on the progressively first failure-censored samples***by*Y. L. Lio & Tzong-Ru Tsai**323-336 Measurement error effect on the CUSUM control chart***by*Petros E. Maravelakis**337-360 Quantification of symmetry for functional data with application to equine lameness classification***by*Helle Sørensen & Anders Tolver & Maj Halling Thomsen & Pia Haubro Andersen**361-383 Semi-parametric modelling of temperature records***by*Terence C. Mills**385-397 Some multivariate goodness-of-fit tests based on data depth***by*Caiya Zhang & Yanbiao Xiang & Xinmei Shen**399-417 Generalizing the standardized hazard ratio to multivariate proportional hazards regression, with an application to clinical~genomic studies***by*Michael R. Crager**419-433 Identifying the time of change in the mean of a two-stage nested process***by*Marcus B. Perry & Joseph J. Pignatiello**435-443 Applying a marginalized frailty model to competing risks***by*Stephanie N. Dixon & Gerarda A. Darlington & Victoria Edge**445-460 Two-stage hierarchical modeling for analysis of subpopulations in conditional distributions***by*Inna Chervoneva & Tingting Zhan & Boris Iglewicz & Walter W. Hauck & David E. Birk

### 2012, Volume 39, Issue 1

**1-1 Editorial***by*Robert G. Aykroyd**3-20 Modelling interval data with Normal and Skew-Normal distributions***by*Paula Brito & A. Pedro Duarte Silva**21-38 A new compounding life distribution: the Weibull--Poisson distribution***by*Wanbo Lu & Daimin Shi**39-51 Measures of predictor sensitivity for order-insensitive partitioning of multiple correlation***by*Sammy Zahran & Michael A. Long & Kenneth J. Berry**53-65 A calibration-based approach to sensitive data: a simulation study***by*Giancarlo Diana & Pier Francesco Perri**67-79 Confidence intervals and bands for the binormal ROC curve revisited***by*Eugene Demidenko**81-96 Earthquakes occurrences estimation through a parametric semi-Markov approach***by*Giovanni Masala**97-111 Discrepancy in regression estimates between log-normal and gamma: some case studies***by*Rabindra Nath Das & Jeong-Soo Park**113-127 Trends in smoking cessation: a Markov model approach***by*Charles G. Minard & Wenyaw Chan & David W. Wetter & Carol J. Etzel**129-149 Clustering time-course microarray data using functional Bayesian infinite mixture model***by*Claudia Angelini & Daniela De Canditiis & Marianna Pensky**151-160 Bias-corrected random forests in regression***by*Guoyi Zhang & Yan Lu**161-171 Ordinal ridge regression with categorical predictors***by*Faisal M. Zahid & Shahla Ramzan**173-187 Assessing inter- and intra-agreement for dependent binary data: a Bayesian hierarchical correlation approach***by*Miao-Yu Tsai**189-198 A classification updating procedure motivated by high-content screening data***by*R. M. Jacques & N. R.J. Fieller & E. K. Ainscow**199-213 A spatial random-effects model for interzone flows: commuting in Northern Ireland***by*P. Congdon & C. D. Lloyd**215-221 The malicious host: a minimax solution of the Monty Hall problem***by*Jan C. Schuller

### 2011, Volume 38, Issue 12

**2683-2694 Analysis of count data with covariate dependence in both mean and variance***by*M. J. Faddy & D. M. Smith**2695-2708 Weighted inverse Gaussian -- a versatile lifetime model***by*Ramesh C. Gupta & Debasis Kundu**2709-2722 Comparison between method of moments and entropy regularization algorithm applied to parameter estimation for mixed-Weibull distribution***by*Wen-Liang Hung & Yen-Chang Chang**2723-2737 Power of the likelihood ratio test for models of DNA base substitution***by*G. B. Cybis & S. R.C. Lopes & H. P. Pinheiro**2739-2750 Cost-efficient designs based on linearly associated biomarkers***by*Chang-Xing Ma & Albert Vexler & Enrique F. Schisterman & Lili Tian**2751-2761 Local standardized incidence ratio estimates and comparison with other mapping methods for small geographical areas using Slovenian breast cancer data***by*Tina Žagar & Vesna Zadnik & Maja Primic Žakelj**2763-2774 Analysis of clustered spatially correlated binary data using autologistic model and Bayesian method with an application to dental caries of 3--5-year-old children***by*Solaiman Afroughi & Soghrat Faghihzadeh & Majid Jafari Khaledi & Mehdi Ghandehari Motlagh & Ebrahim Hajizadeh**2775-2791 Multilevel IRT models for the university teaching evaluation***by*Silvia Bacci & Valeria Caviezel**2793-2804 Extreme value and cluster analysis of European daily temperature series***by*Manuel G. Scotto & Susana M. Barbosa & Andrés M. Alonso**2805-2817 Bayesian confidence interval for the risk ratio in a correlated 2 × 2 table with structural zero***by*Peng Bai & Wen Gan & Lei Shi**2819-2838 Modeling wind energy flux by a Birnbaum--Saunders distribution with an unknown shift parameter***by*Víctor Leiva & Emilia Athayde & Cecilia Azevedo & Carolina Marchant**2839-2858 On the improvement of one-sided S control charts***by*Athanasios C. Rakitzis & Demetrios L. Antzoulakos**2859-2868 Shared frailty model for recurrent event data with multiple causes***by*P. G. Sankaran & P. Anisha**2869-2880 Adaptive normal reference bandwidth based on quantile for kernel density estimation***by*Jin Zhang**2881-2899 Testing for covariate balance using quantile regression and resampling methods***by*Martin Huber**2901-2910 Robust likelihood inferences for multivariate correlated data***by*Chien-Hung Chen & Tsung-Shan Tsou**2911-2924 The adaptive accelerated biased coin design for phase I clinical trials***by*Nan Jia & Thomas M. Braun**2925-2938 Comparison of treatment regimes with adjustment for auxiliary variables***by*Xinyu Tang & Abdus S. Wahed**2939-2954 Cross-validating fit and predictive accuracy of nonlinear quantile regressions***by*Harry Haupt & Kathrin Kagerer & Joachim Schnurbus**2955-2970 Some applications of nonlinear and non-Gaussian state--space modelling by means of hidden Markov models***by*Roland Langrock**2971-2985 Maximum likelihood estimation in Dagum distribution with censored samples***by*Filippo Domma & Sabrina Giordano & Mariangela Zenga**2987-2987 Multiple testing problems in pharmaceutical statistics***by*Isaac Dialsingh**2988-2989 Frailty Models in Survival Analysis***by*Alex Karagrigoriou**2989-2990 Random Phenomena: Fundamentals of Probability and Statistics for Engineers***by*Pieter Bastiaan Ober**2990-2990 Bayesian Nonparametrics***by*Han Lin Shang**2991-2991 Advising on Research Methods: A Consultant's Companion***by*Yves Laberge**2992-2992 Non-Parametric Econometrics***by*Han Lin Shang**2993-2993 Data Analysis Using SAS ENTERPRISE GUIDE***by*Kassim S. Mwitondi**2994-2995 Interpreting Economic and Social Data***by*Kassim S. Mwitondi**2993-2994 Introduction to Time-Series Modelling***by*Philippe Castagliola

### 2011, Volume 38, Issue 11

**2373-2390 Modeling longitudinal binomial responses: implications from two dueling paradigms***by*H. Zhang & Y. Xia & R. Chen & D. Gunzler & W. Tang & Xin Tu**2391-2411 Smooth estimation of mean and dispersion function in extended generalized additive models with application to Italian induced abortion data***by*I. Gijbels & I. Prosdocimi**2413-2432 Disaggregate-level estimates of indebtedness in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India: an application of small-area estimation technique***by*Hukum Chandra & Nicola Salvati & U. C. Sud**2433-2443 Comparison of Bayesian models for production efficiency***by*Ricardo S. Ehlers**2445-2458 Partial logistic relevance vector machines in survival analysis***by*Nicola Lama & Patrizia Boracchi & Elia Biganzoli**2459-2469 A modified economic-statistical design of the T-super-2 control chart with variable sample sizes and control limits***by*Asghar Seif & Alireza Faraz & Cédric Heuchenne & Erwin Saniga & M. B. Moghadam**2471-2483 A new space--time multivariate approach for environmental data analysis***by*Sandra De Iaco**2485-2509 Sensitivity analysis of linear time-invariant compartmental models with steady-state constraint***by*Suzan Gazioğlu & E. Marian Scott**2511-2521 Mixture models with an improper component***by*N. T. Longford & Pierpaolo D'Urso**2523-2532 Detecting multiple change points in piecewise constant hazard functions***by*Melody S. Goodman & Yi Li & Ram C. Tiwari**2533-2545 Statistical learning theory for fitting multimodal distribution to rainfall data: an application***by*Himadri Ghosh & Prajneshu**2547-2562 A graphical test for local self-similarity in univariate data***by*Rakhee Dinubhai Patel & Frederic Paik Schoenberg**2563-2573 How are journal impact, prestige and article influence related? An application to neuroscience***by*Chia-Lin Chang & Michael McAleer & Les Oxley**2575-2596 A single-featured EWMA- X control chart for detecting shifts in process mean and standard deviation***by*Chi-Shuan Liu & Fang-Chih Tien**2597-2616 Alternative modeling techniques for the quantal response data in mixture experiments***by*Kadri Ulas Akay & Müjgan Tez**2617-2626 The widespread misinterpretation of p -values as error probabilities***by*Raymond Hubbard**2627-2646 Joint analysis of occurrence and time to stability after entrance into the Italian labour market: an approach based on a Bayesian cure model with structured stochastic search variable selection***by*Alessio Farcomeni & Alessandra Nardi & Elena Fabrizi**2647-2659 Adaptive tangent distance classifier on recognition of handwritten digits***by*Shuen-Lin Jeng & Yu-Te Liu**2661-2679 Knowledge extraction from a large on-line survey: a case study for a higher education corporate marketing***by*K. Fernández-Aguirre & M. I. Landaluce-Calvo & A. Martín-Arroyuelos & J. I. Modroño-Herrán**2681-2681 On the planning and design of sample surveys***by*Ron S. Kenett

### 2011, Volume 38, Issue 10

**2071-2087 Robustness of the EWMA control chart for individual observations***by*S. W. Human & P. Kritzinger & S. Chakraborti**2089-2097 Assessing the adequacy of Weibull survival models: a simulated envelope approach***by*Yun Zhao & Andy Lee & Kelvin Yau & Geoffrey McLachlan**2099-2109 Multivariate Bayesian discrimination for varietal authentication of Chilean red wine***by*Luis Gutierrez & Fernando Quintana & Dietrich von Baer & Claudia Mardones**2111-2118 A weighted test of internal symmetry***by*Thomas Smith & Cornelius McKenna**2119-2132 Studying the dependence between ordinal-nominal categorical variables via orthogonal polynomials***by*Rosaria Lombardo & Eric Beh & Antonello D'Ambra**2133-2149 Features and performance of some outlier detection methods***by*G. Barbato & E. M. Barini & G. Genta & R. Levi**2151-2163 Nonlinear models of disability and age applied to census data***by*I. Albarran & P. J. Alonso & J. M. Marin**2165-2181 Optimal exponentially weighted moving average (EWMA) plans for detecting seasonal epidemics when faced with non-homogeneous negative binomial counts***by*R. S. Sparks & T. Keighley & D. Muscatello**2183-2211 Multivariate singular spectrum analysis for forecasting revisions to real-time data***by*Kerry Patterson & Hossein Hassani & Saeed Heravi & Anatoly Zhigljavsky**2213-2223 A Bayesian analysis for the Block and Basu bivariate exponential distribution in the presence of covariates and censored data***by*Carlos dos Santos & Jorge Alberto Achcar**2225-2239 How individual characteristics affect university students drop-out: a semiparametric mixed-effects model for an Italian case study***by*F. Belloc & A. Maruotti & L. Petrella**2241-2252 A segmented regime-switching model with its application to stock market indices***by*Beibei Guo & Yuehua Wu & Hong Xie & Baiqi Miao**2253-2269 Analysing data from a cluster randomized trial (cRCT) in primary care: a case study***by*Stephen Walters & C. Jane Morrell & Pauline Slade**2271-2287 A copula regression model for estimating firm efficiency in the insurance industry***by*Peng Shi & Wei Zhang**2289-2302 A permutation test approach to the choice of size k for the nearest neighbors classifier***by*Yinglei Lai & Baolin Wu & Hongyu Zhao**2303-2312 SPC for short-run multivariate autocorrelated processes***by*A. Snoussi**2313-2326 A comparison of non-homogeneous Markov regression models with application to Alzheimer's disease progression***by*R. A. Hubbard & X. H. Zhou**2327-2343 District-level poverty estimation: a proposed method***by*Dipankor Coondoo & Amita Majumder & Somnath Chattopadhyay**2345-2353 Empirical likelihood ratio with doubly truncated data***by*Pao-Sheng Shen**2355-2366 A linear model-based test for the heterogeneity of conditional correlations***by*Gregory Wilding & Xueya Cai & Alan Hutson & Zhangsheng Yu**2367-2367 Basic statistics***by*Pieter Bastiaan Ober**2368-2369 Picturing the uncertain world***by*Andrey Kostenko**2369-2370 Dynamic linear models with R***by*Han Lin Shang**2370-2371 Introductory time series with R***by*Søren Feodor Nielsen**2371-2372 Volatility and time series econometrics: essays in honor of Robert Engle***by*Long Kang**2367-2368 Bayesian computation with R***by*Kassim Mwitondi

### 2011, Volume 38, Issue 9

**1751-1768 Nonparametric test for the homogeneity of the overall variability***by*Ashis SenGupta & Hon Keung Tony Ng**1769-1781 Spatio-temporal modelling using B-spline for disease mapping: analysis of childhood cancer trends***by*Mahmoud Torabi & Rhonda J. Rosychuk**1783-1799 Discriminant analyses of peanut allergy severity scores***by*O. Collignon & J.-M. Monnez & P. Vallois & F. Codreanu & J.-M. Renaudin & G. Kanny & M. Brulliard & B. E. Bihain & S. Jacquenet & D. Moneret-Vautrin**1801-1817 A Bayesian approach to estimating linear mixtures with unknown covariance structure***by*Hannes Kazianka & Michael Mulyk & Jürgen Pilz**1819-1831 Fitting bivariate multilevel models to assess long-term changes in body mass index and cigarette smoking***by*Folefac D. Atem & Ravi K. Sharma & Stewart J. Anderson**1833-1843 Analysis of ordered categorical data with score averaging: with applications to case-control genetic associations***by*Q. Li & G. Zheng & R. Tiwari**1845-1865 Missing data techniques for multilevel data: implications of model misspecification***by*Anne C. Black & Ofer Harel & D. Betsy McCoach**1867-1882 Simple moment-based inferences of generalized concordance correlation***by*John J. Chen & Guangxiang Zhang & Chen Ji & George F. Steinhardt**1883-1897 The analysis of ordinal time-series data via a transition (Markov) model***by*Kathryn Bartimote-Aufflick & Peter C. Thomson**1899-1913 A Bayesian approach to inference about a change point model with application to DNA copy number experimental data***by*Jie Chen & Ayten Yiğiter & Kuang-Chao Chang**1915-1934 Inference for a binomial proportion in the presence of ties***by*Paul H. Garthwaite & John R. Crawford**1935-1950 A non-stationary spatial generalized linear mixed model approach for studying plant diversity***by*Anandamayee Majumdar & Corinna Gries & Jason Walker**1951-1962 Homogeneity tests among groups for microsatellite data***by*Tatiana B. Bordin & Hildete P. Pinheiro & Aluísio Pinheiro**1963-1975 A Bayesian hierarchical approach to dual response surface modelling***by*Younan Chen & Keying Ye**1977-1993 An approach to setting up a national customer satisfaction index: the Jordan case study***by*Amjad D. Al-Nasser & Mohammad Y. Al-Rawwash & Anas S. Alakhras**1995-2007 Spatio-temporal modeling and prediction of CO concentrations in Tehran city***by*Firoozeh Rivaz & Mohsen Mohammadzadeh & Majid Jafari Khaledi**2009-2022 An extension of parametric ROC analysis for calculating diagnostic accuracy when underlying distributions are mixture of Gaussian***by*Karimollah Hajian-Tilaki & James A. Hanley & Vahid Nassiri**2023-2041 On the probability distribution of economic growth***by*Pär Stockhammar & Lars-Erik Öller**2043-2050 Model selection using information criteria under a new estimation method: least squares ratio***by*Eylem Deniz & Oguz Akbilgic & J. Andrew Howe**2051-2062 Applying neural network Poisson regression to predict cognitive score changes***by*Nader Fallah & Arnold Mitnitski & Kenneth Rockwood**2063-2070 Statistical issues in studying the relative importance of body mass index, waist circumference, waist hip ratio and waist stature ratio to predict type 2 diabetes***by*Bhamidipati Narasimha Murthy & Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala & Radhakrishnan Ezhil & Prabhdeep Kaur & Ramachandra Sudha

### 2011, Volume 38, Issue 8

**1533-1547 Revealing age-specific past and future unrelated costs of pneumococcal infections by flexible generalized estimating equations***by*An Creemers & Marc Aerts & Niel Hens & Ziv Shkedy & Frank De Smet & Philippe Beutels**1549-1576 Taylor linearization sampling errors and design effects for poverty measures and other complex statistics***by*Vijay Verma & Gianni Betti**1577-1590 Likelihood-based approach for analysis of longitudinal nominal data using marginalized random effects models***by*Keunbaik Lee & Sanggil Kang & Xuefeng Liu & Daekwan Seo**1591-1606 Do large firms overly use stock-based incentive compensation?***by*Ming-Yuan Leon Li & Shang-En Shine Yu**1607-1622 Diagnostic plots in beta-regression models***by*Li-Chu Chien**1623-1632 A sequential conditional probability ratio test procedure for comparing diagnostic tests***by*Liansheng Tang & Ming Tan & Xiao-Hua Zhou**1633-1649 Influence analysis in skew-Birnbaum--Saunders regression models and applications***by*Lucia Santana & Filidor Vilca & Víctor Leiva**1651-1663 Non-mixture cure correlated frailty models in Bayesian approach***by*Mitra Rahimzadeh & Ebrahim Hajizadeh & Farzad Eskandari**1665-1680 A flexible parametric survival model which allows a bathtub-shaped hazard rate function***by*William J. Reed**1681-1699 A Monte Carlo simulation study on partially adaptive estimators of linear regression models***by*Yeliz Mert Kantar & Ilhan Usta & Şükrü Acıtaş**1701-1715 Optimization of a product performance using mixture experiments including process variables***by*L.H.A. Dal Bello & A. F.C. Vieira**1717-1731 Double generalized linear model for tissue culture proportion data: a Bayesian perspective***by*Afrânio M.C. Vieira & Roseli A. Leandro & Clarice G.B. Demétrio & Geert Molenberghs**1733-1741 A joint modeling approach for spatial earthquake risk variations***by*Chun-Shu Chen & Hong-Ding Yang**1743-1744 SAS for data analysis***by*Søren Feodor Nielsen**1744-1745 Time-series data analysis using EViews***by*Long Kang**1745-1746 Synthetic CDOs modelling, valuation and risk management***by*Kam Hamidieh**1746-1746 Probability, Markov chains, queues, and simulation***by*Hassan S. Bakouch**1747-1747 Statement of Withdrawal: Statistical analysis of an endemic disease from a capture--recapture experiment***by*Yinghui Wei & Peter Neal

### 2011, Volume 38, Issue 7

**1317-1332 Powerful nonparametric statistics to compare k independent ROC curves***by*Pablo Martínez-Camblor & Carlos Carleos & Norberto Corral**1333-1346 Likelihood testing populations modeled by autoregressive process subject to the limit of detection in applications to longitudinal biomedical data***by*Albert Vexler & Jihnhee Yu & Alan D. Hutson**1347-1358 Testing for co-directional interactions using union--intersection and intersection--union methods***by*Patrick D. Gerard & Julia L. Sharp**1359-1368 Measuring effect size: a robust heteroscedastic approach for two or more groups***by*Rand R. Wilcox & Tian S. Tian**1369-1379 Normality testing: two new tests using L-moments***by*Ardian Harri & Keith H. Coble