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TitleA Statistical Model [electronic resource] : Frederick Mosteller's Contributions to Statistics, Science, and Public Policy / edited by Stephen E. Fienberg, David C. Hoaglin, William H. Kruskal, Judith M. Tanur
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 1990
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-3384-8
Descript XVIII, 283 p. online resource

SUMMARY

A large number of Mostellar's friends, colleagues, collaborators, and former students have contributed to the preparation of this volume in honor of his 70th birthday. It provides a critical assessment of Mosteller's professional and research contributions to the field of statistics and its applications


CONTENT

1 Biography -- 2 Bibliography -- Books -- Papers -- Miscellaneous -- Reviews -- 3 Contributions as a Scientific Generalist -- 3.1 Background -- 3.2 Creation and Generalization within Statistics -- 3.3 Overlaps between Statistics and Other Domains -- 3.4 Establishing Links among Nonstatistical Fields -- 3.5 Links between Research and Applications -- 3.6 Formation of New Fields of Inquiry -- 3.7 Encouragement of Other Scholars -- 3.8 Institutional Leadership in Science -- Appendix 1: The Mosteller Years at AAAS -- Appendix 2: Resolution Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Russell Sage Foundation -- 4 Contributions to Mathematical Statistics -- 4.1 Systematic Statistics -- 4.2 Slippage Tests: โ{128}{156}The Problem of the Greatest Oneโ{128}{157} -- 4.3 Stochastic Models for Learning -- 4.4 Products of Random Matrices, Computer Image Generation, and Computer Learning -- 4.5 Number Theoryโ{128}{148}Statistics for the Love of It -- References -- 5 Contributions to Methodology and Applications -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Public Opinion Polls and Other Survey Data -- 5.3 Quality Control -- 5.4 On Pooling Data -- 5.5 Thurstone-Mosteller Model for Paired Comparisons -- 5.6 Measuring Utility -- 5.7 Measuring Pain -- 5.8 The Analysis of Categorical Data -- 5.9 Statistics and Sports -- 5.10 The Jackknife -- 5.11 Meta-Analysis in the Social and Medical Sciences -- 5.12 Summary -- Appendix: Frederick Mosteller, Social Science, and the Meta-Analytic Age -- References -- 6 Fred as Educator -- 6.1 Precollege Educationโ{128}{148}Advocacy and Action -- 6.2 Face-to-Face Teaching in Traditional and Nontraditional Settings -- 6.3 On Teaching Teachers -- 6.4 Evaluating Education and Evaluating Educational Evaluations -- 6.5 The Learning Processโ{128}{148}Research, Teaching, and Practice -- 6.6 Continuing Education -- References -- 7 Fred at Harvard -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 In the Department of Social Relations -- 7.3 In the Department of Statistics -- 7.4 In the Kennedy School of Government and the Law School -- 7.5 In the School of Public Health -- 7.6 The โ{128}{156}Statistician's Guide to Exploratory Data Analysisโ{128}{157} -- 7.7 Epilogue -- Appendix: Excerpts from โ{128}{156}Some Topics of Interest to Graduate Students in Statisticsโ{128}{157} -- References -- 8 Reviews of Book Contributions -- Sampling Inspection, W. Allen Wallis -- The Pre-Election Polls of 1948, Richard F. Link -- Statistical Problems of the Kinsey Report, James A. Davis -- Stochastic Models for Learning, Paul W. Holland -- Probability with Statistical Applications, Emanuel Parzen -- The Federalist, John W. Pratt -- Fifty Challenging Problems in Probability, Joseph I. Naus -- On Equality of Educational Opportunity, Richard J. Light -- Federal Statistics, Yvonne M. Bishop -- National Assessment of Educational Progress, Lyle V. Jones -- Statistics: A Guide to the Unknown, Gudmund R. Iversen -- Sturdy Statistics, Ralph B. D'Agostino -- Statistics by Example, Janet D. Elashoff -- Weather and Climate Modification, Michael Sutherland -- Costs, Risks, and Benefits of Surgery, Howard H. Hiatt -- Statistics and Public Policy, Michael A. Stoto -- Data Analysis and Regression, Sanford Weisberg -- Data for Decisions, William B. Fairley -- Statistician's Guide to Exploratory Data Analysis, Persi Diaconis -- Beginning Statistics with Data Analysis, John D. Emerson -- Biostatistics in Clinical Medicine, Joel C. Kleinman


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