This is the author's website for the monograph

Studying Human Populations: An Advanced Course in Statistics

Springer, New York, 2008.

Studying Human Populations
Website established in November 2007.

Supporting materials for Studying Human Populations comprise:

  • datasets and their explanation; and
  • code (in R) for their processing and analysis.

  • The files with datasets have extensions .dat;
  • the files with explanation .tex; and
  • the files with code .an?,

    where ? is a single digit (1, 2, ... ) or character (a, b, ...).
    There are some slight deviations from these conventions.

  • The names of the files for the exercises are EX*;
  • the names of the files for the computations, analyses and graphics in the chapters (text) are Ch*,

    where * indicates the chapter.

    Downloading (zip files):

  • Datasets for the examples (problems following each chapter) and their explanation.
  • Code for generating the datasets used in the examples.
  • Code for the examples, tables and figures in the text.

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    Unfortunately, the order and composition of the chapters was altered a few times while compiling the text,
    and so the numbers in Ch* differ from the chapter numbers in the published text.

    A guide is given in the following table:

    Chapters and filename conventions.

    Chapter Title Filenames
    1 Statistical Modelling EX3, Ch3
    2 Maximum Likelihood Estimation EX5, Ch5
    3 Sampling theory EX7, Ch7
    4 Bayesian Paradigm EXBa, ChBa
    5 Incomplete Data EX6, Ch6
    6 Imperfect Measurement EX4, Ch4
    7 Experiments and observational studies EX25, Ch25
    8 Clinical Trials EX8, Ch8, Pharma
    9 Random Coefficient Models EXM, ChM
    10 Generalised Linear Models EX9, Ch9
    11 Longitudinal Analysis EXL, ChL
    12 Meta-Analysis and Estimating Many Quantities EXA, ChA
    13 Appendix: A Refresher EX1 and EX2, Ch1 and Ch2

    Barcelona, Spain. November 2007.