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Recognizing the Maximum of a Sequence
Abstract The classical dowry, secretary, or beauty contest problem is extended in several directions. In trying to find sequentially the maximum of a random sequence of fixed length, the chooser can
Data Analysis and Regression: A Second Course in Statistics
The assumption is made in this volume devoted to data analysis and regression that the student has had a 1st course in statistics. Attitudes and approaches are more important than the techniques this
Inference and Disputed Authorship: The Federalist
The 1964 publication of "Inference and Disputed Authorship" made the cover of "Time" magazine and drew the attention of academics and the public alike for its use of statistical methodology to solve
The Tennessee study of class size in the early school grades.
The Tennessee class size project is a three-phase study designed to determine the effect of smaller class size in the earliest grades on short-term and long-term pupil performance and it was clear that smaller classes did produce substantial improvement in early learning and cognitive studies.
Guidelines for Meta-analyses Evaluating Diagnostic Tests
These guidelines are used to review 11 journal articles published from January 1990 through December 1991 whose primary purpose was to assess the accuracy of a diagnostic test against a concurrent reference standard using meta-analysis, and the guidelines are based on current concepts of how to assess diagnostic tests and conduct meta-analyses.
A random-effects regression model for meta-analysis.
The random-effects regression method performs well in the context of a meta-analysis of the efficacy of a vaccine for the prevention of tuberculosis, where certain factors are thought to modify vaccine efficacy.
Cumulative meta-analysis of therapeutic trials for myocardial infarction.
Cumulative meta-analysis of therapeutic trials facilitates the determination of clinical efficacy and harm and may be helpful in tracking trials, planning future trials, and making clinical recommendations for therapy.