# The Cambridge Dictionary of Statistics, 2nd Edition

• ISBN-10: 0511074123
• ISBN-13: 9780511074127
• DDC: 519.5
• Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
• 420 Pages | eBook
• Original Copyright 2002 | Published/Released December 2005
• This publication's content originally published in print form: 2002

### Overview

Originally published in print format in 2002.

If you use statistics and need a useful, up-to-date, reliable sourcebook that provides simple definitions and explanations of statistical and statistics-related concepts, then look no further than this dictionary. Some 3500 terms are defined, a considerable increase over the first edition. They cover medical, survey, theoretical, applied statistics, etc. In addition, short biographies of over 100 important statisticians are included. The majority of definitions include a reference to a book or article where the user can seek an extended account of a term if required, and many are accompanied by graphical material to aid understanding.

Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Dedication.
Preface.
Preface to Second Edition.
Acknowledgements.
Sources.
1: Aalen’s Linear Regression Model.
2: Abbot’s Formula.
3: ABC Method.
4: Absolute Deviation.
5: Absolute Risk.
6: Abundance Matrices.
7: Accelerated Failure Time Model.
8: Acceptable Risk.
9: Acceptance Region.
10: Acceptance-Rejection Algorithm.
11: Acceptance Sampling.
12: Accidentally Empty Cells.
13: Accrual Rate.
14: Accuracy.
15: ACE.
16: ACES.
17: ACF.
18: ACORN.
19: Acquiescence Bias.
20: Active Control Equivalence Studies (ACES).
21: Active Control Trials.
22: Active Life Expectancy (ALE).
23: Activ Stats.
24: Actuarial Estimator.
25: Actuarial Statistics.
26: Adaptive Cluster Sampling.
28: Adaptive Sampling Design.
29: Added Variable Plot.
30: Addition Rule for Probabilities.
31: Additive Clustering Model.
33: Additive Genetic Variance.
39: Adjusted Correlation Matrix.
40: Adjusted Treatment Means.
41: Adjusting for Baseline.
43: Admixture in Human Populations.
44: Aetiological Fraction.
45: Affine Invariance.
46: Affine Transformation.
47: Age-Dependent Birth and Death Process.
48: Age Heaping.
49: Age-Period-Cohort Model.
50: Age-Specific Death Rates.
51: Age-Specific Failure Rate.
52: Age-Specific Incidence Rate.
53: Agglomerative Hierachical Clustering Methods.
54: Agresti’s α.
55: Agronomy Trials.
56: AI.
57: Aickin’s Measure of Agreement.
58: AID.
59: Aitchison Distributions.
60: Aitken, Alexander Craig (1895–1967).
61: Ajne’s Test.
62: Akaike’s Information Criterion.
63: ALE.
64: Algorithm.
65: Allele.
66: Allocation Ratio.
67: Allometry.
68: All Subsets Regression.
69: Almon Lag Technique.
70: Alpha(α).
71: Alpha Factoring.
72: Alpha Spending Function.
73: Alpha(α)-Trimmed Mean.
74: Alpha(α)-Winsorized Mean.
75: Alshuler’s Estimator.
76: Alternate Allocations.
77: Alternating Conditional Expectation (ACE).
78: Alternating Least Squares.
79: Alternating Logistic Regression.
80: Alternative Hypothesis.
81: Amersham Model.
82: AML.
83: Amplitude.
84: Analysis As-Randomized.
85: Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA).
86: Analysis of Dispersion.
87: Analysis of Variance (ANOVA).
88: Ancillary Statistic.
89: ANCOVA.
90: Anderson-Darling Test.
91: Anderson-Gill Model.
92: Anderson, John Anthony (1939–1983).
93: Anderson, Oskar Nikolayevick (1887–1960).
94: Andrews’ Plots.
95: Angle Count Method.
96: Angler Survey.
97: Angular Histogram.
98: Angular Transformation.
99: Angular Uniform Distribution.
100: Annealing Algorithm.
101: ANOVA.
103: Anscombe Residual.
104: Ante-Dependence Models.
105: Anthropometry.
106: Anti-Ranks.
107: A Posteriori Comparisons.
108: Apparent Error Rate.
109: Approximate Bootstrap Confidence (ABC) Method.
110: Approximation.
111: A Priori Comparisons.
112: Aranda-Ordaz Transformations.
113: Arbuthnot, John (1667-1735).
114: Archetypal Analysis.
115: Arc Sine Law.
116: Arc Sine Transformation.
117: ARE.
118: Area Sampling.
119: Area Under Curve (AUC).
120: Arfwedson Distribution.
121: ARIMA.
122: Arjas Plot.
123: ARMA.
124: Armitage-Doll Model.
125: Armitage-Hill Test.
126: Artificial Intelligence.
127: Artificial Neural Network.
128: Ascertainment Bias.
129: ASN.
130: As-Randomized Analysis.
131: Assignment Method.
132: Association.
133: Assortative Mating.
134: Assumptions.
135: Asymmetrical Distribution.
136: Asymmetric Maximum Likelihood (AML).
137: Asymmetric Proximity Matrices.
138: Asymptotically Unbiased Estimator.
139: Asymptotic Distribution.
140: Asymptotic Efficiency.
141: Asymptotic Method.
142: Asymptotic Relative Efficiency.
143: Atlas Mapping.
144: Attack Rate.
145: Attenuation.
146: Attributable Response Function.
147: Attributable Risk.
148: Attrition.
149: AUC.
150: Audit in Clinical Trials.
151: Audit Trail.
152: Autocorrelation.
153: Automatic Interaction Detector (AID).
154: Autoregressive Model.
155: Autoregressive Moving-Average Model.
156: Auxiliary Variable Techniques.
157: Available Case Analysis.
158: Average.
159: Average Age at Death.
160: Average Deviation.
162: Average Sample Number (ASN).
163: B632 Method.
164: Bk Method.
165: Babbage, Charles (1792–1871).
166: Back-Calculation.
167: Back-Projection.
168: Back-to-Back Stem-and-Leaf Plots.
169: Backward-Looking Study.
170: Backward Shift Operator.
171: Bagging.
172: Bagplot.
173: Balaam’s Design.
174: Balanced Design.
175: Balanced Incomplete Block Design.
176: Balanced Incomplete Repeated Measures Design (BIRMD).
177: Balanced Repeated Replication (BRR).
178: Balancing Score.
179: Ballot Theorem.
180: BAN.
181: Banach’s Match-Box Problem.
182: Bancroft, Theodore Alfonso (1907–1986).
183: Bar Chart.
184: Barrett and Marshall Model for Conception.
185: Bartholomew’s Likelihood Function.
186: Bartlett’s Adjustment Factor.
187: Bartlett’s Identity.
188: Bartlett’s Test for Eigenvalues.
189: Bartlett’s Test for Variances.
190: Baseline Balance.
191: Baseline Characteristics.